What started as a run for charity is now a run in memory of our nana.

It's almost here - in 72 hours time I will be about to embark on the York 10k.  This will be the furthest I've ever ran in one go and will be a huge test for me (I absolutely despise running!)

As many of you will already know, my nana passed away a couple of weeks ago from bowel cancer.

She was only diagnosed with the disease at the end of March and after further tests was told she would have 12 to 18 months to live.  But the cancer was so severe and aggressive that, instead, it was a matter of weeks.  When we signed up to do the York 10k we never, ever imagined that two days before it would be my nana's funeral.  We thought she would still be with us, cheering us on and waiting eagerly to see how far behind Jack I finished!

I've already written a blog post about the c-word and my nana's passing, so I won't dwell on that again here. (If you want to read it, follow this link)

This post is all about asking (begging) you to sponsor us for the 10k.

Me and my brother, Jack, signed up to do the York 10k after my nana was diagnosed as we wanted to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK.

My training was going really well (as well as it could for me) and I was managing to get a couple of runs a week in - getting quicker each time.  But I was quite poorly a couple of weeks ago with vertigo and labyrinthitis and this set me back quite a lot.  I couldn't even walk a few steps let alone run anywhere!  So it could be quite interesting how I get on on Sunday (I also have some pretty nasty blisters from wearing heels last weekend and walking a really long way.  But that's not as good of an excuse for running slow as being poorly so I'll stick with the first one ha!)

Obviously since my nana passed away this run has become even more important to us and we now want to raise even more money in memory of our nana.

After my nana died, my lovely, supportive fiancé Tom also signed up to do the run with us to support me and Jack and, hopefully, improve our chances of raising lots of cash for a worthwhile charity.

It's the end of the month so everyone has either just been paid or will be getting paid tomorrow, so please, please spare some of your pennies and sponsor us for this.  If the money we raise can go towards more research into this horrible, nasty disease and more support for those suffering first hand then all the blisters and sore legs will have been worth it.

If the money we raise can stop someone's family member and friend suffering the same way my nana did then we will have succeeded.  Until they find a cure for this horrible disease, charities such as Bowel Cancer UK are so important in providing support and care for those suffering from bowel cancer and their loved ones.

To sponsor us for the York 10k, please visit our JustGiving page - www.justgiving.com/Natalie-Derham1

We are so, so grateful to everyone who has sponsored us so far - family, friends, work colleagues, and people we don't even know - thank you so, so much!  Every little helps and if you have even just a few pounds spare please sponsor us and help us to raise money in our nana's memory.

RIP Nana, we hope we can do you proud <3


ActiDerm duo wraps (thermo and lipo sculpt) tried, tested and reviewed for you

I've recently been trialling the latest craze because, well, I love a good test of a product that claims to help you slim down!  The latest big thing is ActiDerm and, essentially, it is an online company which sells all sorts of weight loss, inch loss and slimming agents along with beauty and skin products.

I'd seen a few people on Facebook talking about it and was added to the group of a local ambassador and kept seeing pictures of incredible transformations from doing these wrap things.  It sounded so simple - no drinking horrible tasting tea and worrying about pooing; no need to spend hours in the gym; and no strict diet to follow.

I was intrigued and thought I'd give it a whirl since I've already tried and reviewed Bootea and Skinny Medical.  This was something different and I'm all for trying something new if it will give me the results I'd seen other people showing.  The big question is, as ever, do they work?

There are lots of different options when it comes to these wraps.  You can do a thermo wrap, a lipo sculpt wrap, or purchase a dual kit and try them both.

The ActiDerm thermo wrap, which includes the lotion and two wraps, is £26.

The ActiDerm lipo sculpt wrap also includes the lotion and two wraps and is £26.

A duo wrap kit contains both lotion and two wraps and is £38.50.

I tried the duo wrap kit because I don't do things by halves and wanted to give it the best possible shot in order to write an accurate review.

I contacted the ambassador who ran the Facebook group that I was added to and she could not have been more helpful and friendly.  She gave me comprehensive, step-by-step instructions on how to do the wrap to achieve the best results and was there to answer any questions or queries that I had.

The same instructions apply for both wraps, so that was a bit easier.  Here's what you have to do...

  • Drink two litres of water throughout the day prior to doing a wrap
  • Have a bath or shower and exfoliate whilst in there to full open up your pores
  • Measure yourself in three places to compare before and after measurements.  Under bust, middle and hips are recommended if doing a tummy wrap
  • Apply a good palm full of gel to the desired area and massage into the area for approximately five to ten minutes.  You should start to feel a tingling/warm friction when it is dry
  • If doing a tummy wrap, wrap the first bandage from bottom to middle and the second from middle to top - make sure they are tight, but not too tight
  • Cling film around yourself at least three times to keep the heat in and make yourself a hot water bottle
  • Lay flat for an hour with the hot water bottle on the wrapped area - you can even wear a dressing gown or warm clothing to keep even more heat in
  • Once your hour is up remove the bandages.  Make sure you don't wash the lotion off as it keeps working during the night

And that's that!

So, I gave that a go at the beginning of June and, whilst my results weren't quite as dramatic and drastic as other people's I saw, they were still good to say that I literally just put some gel on and wrapped myself in a bandage and lay down for an hour!

I did these wraps almost two months ago now but have been so busy I've not had chance to get round to reviewing them properly.  Still carrying a bit of padding from the winter months, I was hopeful they would be the kick up the bum I needed to really work on the old summer body.  There's nothing worse than trying to motivate yourself to exercise when you're feeling like a big, horrible lump!

So here are my results (pictures were taken on 4th, 5th and 6th of June this year):


Under bust: 32"
Middle: 34.5"
Hips: 40"

Under bust: 31"
Middle 32.5"
Hips: 39"

Under bust: 31"
Middle: 30"
Hips: 37"

In total I lost an inch from under my bust, four and a half inches from my middle, and three inches from my hips - just by wrapping myself for an hour two consecutive nights.  Measuring myself is never something I have thought to do/done when trying out these products/hitting the gym and healthy eating.  Sometimes with before and after pictures (which I started using when I did the Bootea review) you can see a huge difference but you don't necessarily appreciate how many physical inches you've lost.  In future, I will definitely take note of inches as well as physical appearance.

I found that the whole wrap process was quite long and I really struggled to lay horizontal for a whole hour (it's a really long time when you've stuff you need to be doing on a night!) so I would apply the lotion on a morning before work or on a night and even noticed results doing that.  They weren't as noticeable or 'drastic' as these but there was still a definite loss of inches and a firming of the area.

I also noticed when I used the thermo gel that when I rubbed it in, my arms would touch/rub on the areas where I had rubbed the gel in and my skin would go bright red, almost like a burn.  It went away after half an hour but it was scary at first! I was assured this was just the thermo gel working on the area, though.  So don't worry if that happens to you when you do it!

You can use the wraps on any area of your body - your belly, bum, thighs, arms etc.  And they aren't just for women, I've seen examples of men using them and they work just as well.

The science behind it is all far too complex for me to remember but it is all explained in detail on the ActiDerm website.

I really enjoyed this product and, despite it being a bit of a faff, it was the easiest way I've found to get really quick, visible results.

I am now trying another one of their really popular products, the 'seven day shred'.  This gives you a cordial type drink to dilute with water and sip throughout the day along with one meal replacement shake or soup to have each day for seven days.

I'll try and do the wraps alongside the seven day shred as I'm going on holiday in two weeks and, after being poorly recently and losing my nana, my beach body leaves a hell of a lot to be desired!

In the meantime, if you want to purchase anything from ActiDerm, find out more or just have a browse of what is on offer, you can visit it by clicking on this link.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I will try my best to answer them, if not I'll put you in touch with the lovely Demi who helped me work it all out at first.

I'll be back next week with my seven day shred results! :) x

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14 of my favourite things in our house at the moment

I had a week off work last week and in between cleaning, cooking and watching back-to-back episodes of Friends I did a bit of shopping for items for the home.  My best friend and my soon-to-be sister-in-law both moved into new houses with their other halves so I was out and about buying new home gifts for them and picked up a couple of bits for myself on the way.

I could literally spend days on end exploring The Range, Next Home and all the other havens for home accessories.  I picked up a lovely white jug and some very real looking, but fake, roses - probably my favourite new addition to our house.

After my shopping trip and after cleaning the house top to bottom, I decided I would take some photos of my favourite bits in our house and share them with people like me who love noseying at other people's stuff!

So, here we go....

Here is said jug and fake roses, both from The Range and an absolute bargain.

We have this light fitting in the hall downstairs and upstairs and I absolutely love it!  It makes the house look like we are having a disco.  We got it from Next Home in November, but I'm sure I still saw it in there the other day.

I love our little makeshift candle holder - this was the bottle of champagne that we had when we put the reserve down on our house.  We wanted to save it so decided to do something quirky with it and make it part of the decor.  The little tag was made by Tom's sister, Amy, who is so creative and talented!

We have loads of these cute sayings and signs dotted around but this is my favourite.  Again, it was made by Amy which is why I like it so much.

Our tie backs in our lounge are just so cute and, funnily enough, homely.  These, too, were from Next Home.

Our little egg basket was originally a hamper made for us by Amy when we moved in.  We didn't have an egg basket and we thought it was too cute to throw away so we re-used it and made it another cute addition to the kitchen.

I love our sideboard in the lounge - we got it from Homebase and I think it was by far our favourite purchase.  We also have the matching TV unit and tables and they really make the room feel so homely.

The champagne glass (from Home Bargains) was a gift from my parents so we decided we'd get some cute lights (these are from Wilko).  It used to sit at the bottom of the stairs until Tom fell down the stairs one night and smashed it to hundreds of pieces!  This is champagne glass take two (bought by Tom's parents) and now lives in the corner of the lounge, safe from harm's way!

 I didn't really think our coasters would be one of my favourite items when I bought them from Wilko, but they really are.  Whenever we have people round they always say how much they love our coasters.  They were such a bargain as well!

Our new painting (which is still hanging three days after I put it up!) is from Next and I absolutely love it.  We haven't really got anything on our walls so to have that upstairs really makes it look a bit less plain and minimalist.  Whilst I love minimalist it is nice to have something pretty to look at - and this is certainly that.

My dressing table - moved with me from mum and dad's - was a favourite in my room there and is still a favourite now.

This was part of a gift set from some family friends when we moved in - it also came with a candle and a room spray - and smells lovely!  This is in the bathroom and is a nice little decorative addition as well as making it smell nice and fragrant.

Yankee Candle is my absolute favourite - I have sooo many candles dotted around the place (Tom hates them!) and I bought loads of these melts last year which last for ages and smell amazing.

This photo doesn't do justice to how beautiful this lamp is!  It was a present from Tom's grandma and is so, so pretty.  It's almost a shame it's in the spare room because we don't get to enjoy it as much as we would if it was in any of the other rooms.

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Reflecting on the Great Ormond Street Hospital documentary and the key messages it contained

Despite us having 1,000s of channels to choose from on Sky, we can never, ever find anything 'good' on to watch (obviously not including the re-runs of Friends on Comedy Central!)

After flicking through the guide last night, we came across a documentary on BBC2 about Great Ormond Street Hospital and it was all about lung transplants.  The programme followed four children ranging in age through their quest to breathe easy and enjoy their childhood/extend their life expectancy.

As expected with any programme that comes with a warning of 'upsetting scenes', it tugged at the heart strings and gave us a feeling of admiration for all those featured - the doctors, consultants and surgeons working tirelessly at GOSH; the parents for being so composed and strong for their children; and the children themselves for being so incredibly brave.

The issue of organ donation was a subtle undertone to the programme as you saw the children take their place on the donor waiting list - some for a matter of days and some for much longer.  One little boy, Charlie, waited just over a week for his new lungs.  The consultant said he was very lucky to find a match so quickly, some people wait months, even years - with many dying before a match was found.

Another girl, Jess, had a false alarm of a donor match.  When she eventually got one, tests found cancer in the body of the donor - meaning it could have spread to the lungs.  This was something they could not know, meaning Jess then had to decide whether this was a risk she wanted to take, or whether she would reject these lungs and go back on the list for some more.  Such a difficult decision for anyone to make, but a child?  It's unthinkable.

After watching the documentary, I felt safe in the knowledge that I am signed up to the Organ Donor Register meaning that, when I pass away (which hopefully is a long, long way off yet!), my organs will go to help those who really, really need them,

Whilst I am signed up, and have been for a number of years, many people aren't - which sometimes surprises me.  If, God forbid, you or a person you loved was in an accident or came down with a serious illness and the only chance of saving you/them was a donor organ, it would be unquestionable to say yes.  There's then the painful wait for someone who is a match, and consented to donating their organs, to pass away.

If put in that situation, no doubt everyone would hope and pray that there was someone on the Organ Donor Register who could help them.  But unless more people are signed up, there's never going to be a match for everyone. 

I expect after last night's programme, the Organ Donor Register saw a spike in people signing up - and that's great.  I also suspect it inspired a lot of people to do charity events to raise money for the hospital.  I, myself, did a skydive four years ago to raise money for GOSH and raised over £800.  Watching the programme last night reminded me that it was all worth it and that every penny makes a huge difference to the lives of poorly children.

With regards to organ donation, it takes a matter of minutes to do and could help to prolong someone's life by decades.  If you would like to sign up, visit this link

It really is the greatest gift you could ever give.


42 memories from when MSN was the only way to communicate

Teens these days won't understand the obsession we had in the noughties with MSN.  It was the days before Facebook and Twitter ruled the world and before WhatsApp (most people didn't even have internet on their phones), iMessage and Snapchat.

We'd spend hours on end chatting to friends from our bedroom/dining room/living room and never, ever needed to go outside (except to ask if someone was coming on MSN!)

All you have to say is 'MSN' and those of us who grew up through its hey-day will feel all nostalgic.  But it wasn't just MSN.  We had Limewire, Bebo, MySpace, Piczo 'websites'... We were truly spoilt!

Here are some of my favourite MSN memories....

1. Including meaningful song lyrics in your display name so your crush knew you were into them.

2. 'Nat 'ere luvin ???' - making sure you used the exact number of question marks for your crush's name so they'd know it was them.

3. Appearing offline just so you could talk to one person.

4. Putting your finger over your webcam to pretend it was broken so you didn't have to 'go on cam'.

5. Constantly appearing online and offline and online again and wondering why the boy you fancied still wasn't talking to you.

6. 'Who else you chatting to?'

7. Hi
    U ok?
    Yh, u?
    Yh, gd ta.
    Gdgd, wubu2?
    Nm, just got home from skl. U?

    End of conversation.

8. Seeing someone popular listening to a song and downloading it straight away on Limewire (n'aww, Limewire! The quickest way to give your computer a virus) so you could appear cool too.

9. Forgetting to turn off your 'see what I'm listening to' when you were enjoying a Disney hits session.

10. 'Nat and Soph 'Ere' - changing your display name to feature everyone you were with at that time.

11. Not putting your friend in your display name when she's sat right next to you because you're talking to her crush and she wants to see what he says about her.

12. Sending continuous nudges to someone until they replied.

13. Scanning who was online to see if it's worth appearing online or just staying working on your Piczo (omg Piczo!)

14. Having multiple 'addys' so you could see if someone had blocked you.

15. WrItInG yOuR dIsPlAy NaMe LiKe ThIs EvEn ThOuGh It ToOk TwIcE aS lOnG aNd LoOkEd WeIrD.

16. Taking someone out of your display name so they knew you were pissed off with them.

17. Similarly, adding someone to your display name so they knew they were definitely at Christmas present status.

18. Having to come off MSN because your mum wanted to make a phone call and you still had dial-up internet.

19. Spending all day with your friends at school then spending all night talking to them on MSN.

20. Copy and pasting your conversations to your friend so they could help you reply.

21. 'Who u luvin?'
'Can't say...' (aka you)

22. Sending abuse to SmarterChild when nobody else was talking.

23. The random person who was always online no matter what time of day or night.

24. The tense moment when you could see someone was typing and it feeling like an eternity until they stopped and pressed send. Then it just said 'k'.

25. Trying to use MSN at school (to talk to your friends three computers down) and having to log in to 'eBuddy for MSN Messenger'.

26.. Getting a new computer and having to get your friends to send you all the emoticons.

27. Ɯяιтιηg уσυя ɗιѕραу ηαмє Ɩιкє тнιѕ

28. 'Will you go out with me?'
     'Sorry, that was my friend!!!'
    (There was never a friend!)

29. Waiting for hours of end for songs to send over MSN.

30. Over indulging on the WKDs and thinking it a good idea to reveal yourself to the boy you fancied.

31. Having a cringy 'addy' which didn't contain your name and always getting your friends asking who you were after you'd added them. (nortynat77@hotmail.com was my first ever 'addy')

32. 'ASL?'

33. The 'winks' which would jump out whether you were on that person's conversation or not.

34. Working out that if you put a dash followed by lots of spaces at the start of your display name it meant you always appeared at the top of the contact list.

35. Putting someone's name in hearts in your display name was the equivalent of being 'Facebook official'.

36. Seeing your crush sign in but waiting 10 minutes before you talked to them so they didn't think you were a keen psycho.

37. 'BRB'

38. Staying up until the early hours because you were having such deep and meaningful conversations.

39. Trying to revive a dying conversation by writing something totally random followed by 'sorry, wrong convo lol'.

40, Feeling a knot in your stomach when you tried to log in and kept getting the error message.

41. Texting someone to ask if they were coming on MSN.

42. 'G2G'

RIP MSN, we loved you.


Everyone knows cancer is an effing arse

Back in the middle of March my nana was diagnosed with bowel cancer. The last few months we've watched the cancer take over and, this afternoon, she passed away after a short but fierce battle with the C word. 

After her initial diagnosis, further tests were done which found out the cancer had spread to her lungs. The prognosis wasn't great - 12 to 18 months with radio and chemotherapy. A month ago, after me visiting and seeing her full of life (even with a full face of make up and her hair all done), she was taken into hospital. The cancer had totally taken over and she was deteriorating by the day. 

My nana was so strong-willed, she tried so hard to fight - but it was no use. 

Everyone knows cancer is an effing arse - that's why so many people try so hard to raise money to fund research and treatment and support. Watching someone fade away right in front of you is something nobody should ever have to experience and hopefully, one day, there will be a cure to this disgusting, unnecessary disease. She lost her battle so quickly, I only saw her a couple of days ago and I had no idea that would be the last time. Of course she wasn't well, but I didn't realise it was just days away. I thought we still had weeks, months. So despite me knowing she was sick and losing the fight, it was still a massive shock. 

I don't want to remember my nana as the frail, sick old lady in that hospital bed. I'll forever see her as the fit, healthy, bubbly, young-at-heart, strong, funny, glamorous, tough woman who was my nana. 

The nana who took us to feed the fish at Burnby Hall and Gardens with a picnic and her homemade 'refrigerator cake' every time she looked after me and Jack in the school holidays. The nana who always 'spent a penny' as soon as she came round (for years I thought this meant she was making a phone call!) The nana who is the reason I love history so much after her telling me all her wartime tales and taking me to Eden Camp all the time (though I wasn't so appreciative of the history when she bought me a WW2 book for my 8th birthday and Jack got a portable CD player haha!) The nana who got drunk one Christmas and ogled my practically naked fireman calendar commenting on things you should never hear your nana say! The nana who loved telling us the same story 100s of times and talked so much on the phone that you could leave it on the side, go for a wee, and come back without her even noticing you'd gone. 

My nana never looked like an old lady until the shitty cancer took over, and I don't intend to remember the person it made her for the last few months of her life over the woman who was in my life for 23 years. 

After my nana was diagnosed, I decided I'd run the York 10k in August with my brother to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK. And now, three weeks until the run, she's passed away. If that's not an incentive for me to run my arse off I don't know what is. As I struggle round the route, probably sobbing/holding back tears, I'll think of her with every step. Every time I feel like giving up, I'll remember how hard she fought and how long she kept fighting before she gave up. I'll run and run and run to raise as much money and awareness as possible to hopefully stop another family having to go through what we have. 

Every person who has and is battling cancer, and all the family and friends supporting and left behind, does so for a different length of time. Some are longer, some much shorter, but each one is hard, heart-wrenching and totally unnecessary. I'm not a praying kind of person usually (I'm one of those who, as a vicar once put, it 'only turns to religion when the shit hits the fan') but tonight I'm going to say a prayer that one day a cure for cancer will be found and all the pain and suffering will end once and for all. 

For now, I'll mourn the loss of my nana and celebrate her life with the rest of my family. Her pain and suffering is over now, she's at rest and reunited with my auntie - where I'm sure they're enjoying a long overdue catch up right now. 

RIP Nana, love you



Being gluten intolerant isn't a fad, it's a complete lifestyle overhaul

"Do you do anything gluten free?" is not a question that I have ever had to ask until recently, yet now I find myself asking it everywhere I go.

A few weeks ago my mum was diagnosed as coeliac, meaning she has an intolerance to gluten that can only be 'cured' by cutting gluten out of her diet completely.

It's a whole change of lifestyle for her now and is not one that I could see myself adapting to as easy as she has - what about the bread and pasta and pastries?!

As she said to me, though: "I've no choice, I've just got to get on with it." This is very true, but I still shiver at the thought of a life with no pasta and bread. Of course, she can still eat these if they are from the gluten free section of the supermarket and wants to pay extortionate prices for them.

I understand that gluten free products are not as in demand but surely they shouldn't make people pay over the odds for something they are not buying out of choice. Products that are sugar free aren't hiked up in price for all those people trying to be healthier.

My mum was told by the doctors that her children may also have an intolerance to gluten and that we may need to get tested too. Since she told me that, and since her diagnosis, I've paid much more attention to food labels and the ingredients I use when making meals. It's amazing how many foods and drinks have gluten it that you would never have expected!

The first weekend after her diagnosis we had a barbecue but, because sausages and burgers contain gluten (who knew?!), mum had to buy her own gluten free alternatives. They had to be cooked separately, to avoid cross-contamination of the fats, which is not an easy feat on a barbecue!

But it's not just burgers and sausages that surprised me with their gluten content. Most stock cubes have gluten in - meaning that, unless restaurants or cafes have made their own stock, the soup (which, to me, would seem like the safe option) is also a no-go.

Cross-contamination is also a big thing. Mum can't use the same butter as dad and Jack incase there are any crumbs from bread left in the butter, or incase there's any trace of gluten on a knife that's been in the butter. She can't use the same spoon to get her gluten-free stuffing for Sunday dinner as we used for our regular stuffing because the gluten can be transferred.
Then there's coke!

I'm a big fan of cooking a joint of ham in the slow cooker in coke and then smothering it in barbecue sauce and honey and cooking it in the oven (my mouth is watering at the thought). I thought this would be a fail-safe tea for me and mum, with a bit of salad and some homemade wedges, but apparently not.

After picking up some coke in Marks & Spencer (I don't usually shop there but the Aldi coke had been used when we had friends round) I read the label when I got home, only to discover it had gluten in.
I fished the empty Aldi bottle out of the recycling and discovered that one was gluten free. After work, I nipped into Morrisons and picked up their own brand of coke and the same as the M&S one - it had gluten. I ended up having to buy actual, proper Coca Cola because all the cheaper alternatives contained gluten.

When I told my mum she was shocked as her current go-to coeliac app (which basically tells her what is safe and what isn't) had told her coke was fine!

It's a whole change in way of life for my mum and for the rest of us as we learn what is ok and what isn't.

For my mum, who absolutely loves to bake, she is finding it particularly hard knowing that she won't be able to enjoy all the amazing things she creates. She's just bought some Phil Vickery cookery books which are all gluten free and had a test-run with some baking last weekend and, at the moment, it's looking like the star baker will continue being a star.

She made some amazing chocolate fudge brownie muffins and a beautiful chocolate fudge cake which, if you'd not told me, I'd never have guessed it was gluten free.

In the meantime, I look forward to testing out all the gluten free creations that she makes as she practices her new way of cooking.

All the websites and cook books say it's not as simple as swapping normal flour for gluten free flour, so I expect there will be a lot of weekends spent by her testing out methods and new recipes.

Gluten free diets have always seemed to me like one of those 'fad' things, like the Atkins diet. In America, pretty much everything is gluten free because people think that by not eating gluten they are being healthier.

Hopefully, in time, most things over here will be gluten free as well to make things easier for people like my mum who are dealing with this sudden change to her lifestyle.

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Don't be scared of getting pregnant if you're doing a Bootea teatox

There's been a lot of reports flying around social media this week about the risks of Bootea and other similar products which act as a 'teatox' and a spike in unplanned pregnancies.

In a nutshell, the reports claimed that many women had fallen pregnant, unexpectedly, after doing the Bootea teatox.  They were taking the contraceptive pill throughout their teatox and didn't know that it would prevent the tea from working.

This is not the fault of Bootea, or any of the other teatoxing brands.

Many years ago when I first went to the doctors and was put on the pill, the doctor told me that if I took my pill and then was sick or had an upset tummy in the hours after taking it, it would not be absorbed.

Therefore, when I started doing the Bootea teatox, I made sure that I took my pill at a time when I knew it would have chance of being absorbed.

Blaming Bootea for unplanned/unexpected pregnancies is like blaming a hangover or food poisoning, because the same principles apply.  If you take your pill, then two hours later are sick - it won't have been absorbed and you will be unprotected.

Bootea state clearly on their website the 'risks' of doing the teatox while on the contraceptive pill.  Many of the articles I read were asking for the warnings to be put on the packet, but if people are going to buy a product such as this without doing some research first, then who's to say they'll read the warning booklet enclosed?

My advice to anyone considering Bootea?  Read all the FAQs on their website beforehand and, if you're still in doubt, drop them an email.

To get 20% off your Bootea purchase visit this link

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