Harpers Bazaar

“On the popular seven-day Health Regime at Grayshott Spa, designed by Stephanie Moore to heal the hut and boost beneficial bacteria, every meal starts with a glass of digestive bitters and a spoonful of fermented cabbage. Starchy carbohydrates are eliminated, along with sugar, grains and caffeine, while vegetables, protein and good fats take centre-stage.

I joined the regime for just 24 hours, but afterwards continued loosely to follow the diet on my own. After a few weeks, as well as having a flatter stomach, I’ve noticed that I feel calmer and happier. Of course, it’s far too early to be sure that the change in my diet is the cause of the improvement in my mood, but, so far, I’m with Hippocrates (“all disease begins in the gut”)”.