Get your gut health right

Why do most diets fail? Why does one person eat a certain meal and gain weight, while another eating the same meal loses pounds? Why, despite all the advice about what to eat, are we all still struggling to lose weight? The answer, Tim Spector says, doesn’t lie in the simple mantra of ‘eat less, exercise more’, but in the microbes already inside us.

Drawing on the latest science, and his own pioneering research, Professor Tim Spector demystifies the ways we can overcome the confusion of modern nutrition and finally achieve a healthy gut - and therefore, a healthy body.

Cancer miracle: Cured after experimental treatment

Earlier this week, we revealed that thousands of breast cancer patients were to be spared the agony of chemotherapy thanks to a groundbreaking new study. And today we meet we one woman who is now cancer free after undergoing experimental treatment.

In 2003, Judy Perkins was diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer. After a mastectomy to remove her left breast, chemotherapy and hormone therapy, Judy believed she was through the worst. However, ten years later, in 2013, she was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer. Feeling she had nothing to lose, she turned to experimental treatment at the National Institute of Health in 2015. The trial involved injecting her with 90 billion white blood cells and now, she is cancer free.

Judy joins us live from Nova Scotia to tell us more about her amazing story, whilst Dr Zoe is on the sofa as she explains the advances in breast cancer care.

Dr Zoe says: If people are affected by cancer and would like to see if they could potentially be in a clinical trial, check out, CRUK, Macmillan and specific cancer sites such as Beast Cancer Now.

Davina McCall: Getting to grips with A&E

Davina is celebrating 70 years of the NHS in ITV’s new documentary Live in A&E which will see Davina experiencing everything that goes on in Leeds General Infirmary. Davina will never know who, or what will come through the doors next.

But this isn’t her first time in A&E, six years ago Davina took her sister, Caroline in after suspecting she was suffering from a stroke. Caroline died seven weeks later of terminal cancer - but Davina has never forgotten the kindness that the NHS staff showed her family. The show kicks off tonight, and as she prepares for her first night, Davina joins us live from Leeds General Infirmary.

'I can't get my four year old out of nappies!'

We can do this. We need to start again, inject some fun back into it. We've got to have a softer approach to it, rather than forcing it on her.

– Amanda Jenner

Research has revealed that 70 per cent of primary schools are reporting an increase in the number of children starting school wearing nappies. This comes as a local councillor claimed that the influx is down to parents not being ‘bothered’ to toilet train their own children.

One parent who has tried ‘everything’ to help her four year old tackle the toilet is mum of two Hannah Brown. She joins us alongside potty training expert Amanda Jenner, who has vowed to help her finally get daughter, Grace, out of nappies!

'Crippling insomnia has ruined my life'

News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby has been absent from our screens for five weeks, reportedly because of a crippling battle with insomnia.

It’s a feeling that Liz Bailey knows all too well - she says insomnia has ruined her life, often leaving her unable to go about her daily life.

Liz, who often gets only three hours a night, is here alongside sleep expert Dr Nerina, who shares some of her top tips for a more restful night.

Use our helplines for more advice on sleep and insomnia.

NHS Hero: Stephen Large, the man revolutionising heart transplants

Stephen Large, a consultant surgeon from Royal Papworth Hospital is one half of the incredible doctor duo who won a Pioneering Hero award at the ITV NHS Heroes Awards 2018.

Stephen has spent 33 years researching new ways to transplant hearts. Along with a brave and committed team, he has now refined a procedure which has increased heart transplantation at the hospital by more than a third. Stephen and his team have found a way to, literally, restart a heart and more importantly, restart a life.

Stephen joins us this morning alongside a recipient of one of these ‘non-beating’ hearts, Tom Shing, to talk about the pioneering new treatment which could change the face of heart transplants forever.

MORE: The NHS Heroes Awards, Monday at 8.30pm on ITV

Could honey help treat cancer?

Thirty years of research has gone into developing LifeMel Honey, which is produced in Israel by bees fed on a special nectar derived from 40 therapeutic herbs, including Siberian ginseng, Echinacea, uncaria tomentosa, and natural sources of iron, protein and vitamins.

Dr Chris reveals he's been encouraging the use of this honey among patients who are having chemotherapy to treat cancer. Usually patients will notice a drop in their white blood cell count while undergoing chemotherapy, but in each of his own cases, Dr Chris has noticed that the decrease in white blood cells slows down when patients are taking the honey.

As yet there have been no large-scale clinical trials to look into the honey's effect on cancer patients.