“My natural protocols for healing the digestive system and gut do not come from a single methodology; they come from a unique layering of tried and tested methods that I’ve perfected over my 30 years in clinical practice, plus over 100,000 consultations and treatments.” I’ve learned just as much from my clinic clients over the yeras as I have from all the study, courses and college training I’ve undertaken, and without my clinic clients, Just For Tummies would not exist.’Linda
Whenever I receive enquiries from people about their health issues, including digestive, gut, bladder, vaginal or immune health, I never ever treat them like a number or group them into a category. Each of us is unique, just as our medical histories are, which is why I’m a firm believer in personalised healthcare that looks at the whole person, from a wholistic and holistic viewpoint. Every person brings with them a complex and interconnected set of circumstances that contributes to the development and exacerbation of their conditions, and it is my mission to always look beyond the composite of symptoms and the ‘problem’ that needs to be solved. There is usually so much more at play that needs to be addressed, before I can recommend the right solutions. That’s why I take time to get to know each person by name, not their condition, and examine all areas of their life, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, interactions with their environment and others, stress levels, past experiences and personality type.
I was raised in a Nottinghamshire mining village and enjoyed a happy, tomboyish childhood, during which the value of hard work and the determination to never give up were firmly implanted into my being. This has been a challenge at times, burning the midnight oil, creating Just For Tummies, when I should have been tucked up in bed! I credit my straightforward and unpretentious approach to life to my no-nonsense parents and grandparents, who taught me to treat people with honesty, fairness and respect.
I was born with a passion for natural medicine, which was fuelled by the childhood influence of my master herbalist paternal grandfather, who restored his health with homemade tinctures, ointments and liniments after being shot in the mouth during the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey and then after surgery and recuperation at The Chelsea Hospital on Brompton Road, London, further shipped out to fight during the First World War in France. As you can probably imagine, he returned home from these campaigns broken physically and mentally, but natural medicine healed him.
My career in natural medicine began over a quarter of a century ago, in 1992, and since 2005, I’d been running one of the UK’s most successful natural digestive and gut disorders clinics, carrying out over 100,0,000 consultations and treatments. Colon hydrotherapy is – and always will be – my first love in the holistic health field. Alas, my husband and I had to close the clinic in March 2020 due to Covid rules and as a result of the demands of running Just For Tummies, we made the decision not to re-open it. Running Just For Tummies has become a full-time job for us both.
On my first day of training as a colon hydrotherapist, I knew at once that I was in the right place, at the right time, with the right person teaching me in a therapy that would change not only my own life, but that of thousands of others too.
Over the years, I’ve gained an array of qualifications in a number of natural health disciplines, including being one of the few Mayr medicine-trained therapists in the UK, having studied at the world-famous Viva Mayr Clinic in Austria, under the tutelage of its Medical Director, Dr. Harald Stossier, rated as one of the top 5 digestive health doctors in the World.
I’m a member of The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the complementary health regulator set up by the Government and Department of Health, in the categories of Naturopath and Colon Hydrotherapist, and has been a member of the UK’s oldest and largest colon hydrotherapy association, The Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH), for 16 years; for six years, I sat on the Committee, three as Vice Chair. I also sat on the Advisory Board of the UK’s IBS charity, The IBS Network, for three years, gaining further insights into the world of digestive and gut health, and the debilitating impact it can have on a person’s family, work and social life.
Spreading Awareness of the Importance of Good Digestive and Gut Health
I’ve combined my years of study, knowledge and clinical practice into developing my own tried and tested protocols for not only successfully treating a wide range of general health problems, but those of a functional and organic digestive and bowel nature too.
My Just For Tummies range of digestive and gut health supplements was born out of my long-held desire to raise awareness around the importance of good digestive and gut health for a strong immune system, and overall health and wellbeing.
After experiencing my own health issues in the early 1990s due to stress and overwork, I was able to overcome them with the help of natural medicine; this very personal experience has enabled me to understand the strains that women put themselves under, and tap into my wellbeing wisdom for women to develop my ‘For Women’ range of species-specific probiotics, which restore the bacterial balance in the vaginal and urinary tract, in particular after antibiotic treatment.
I’m also the Founder of the fast-growing online support community, Tummy Talk, which brings together a network of highly experienced and knowledgeable natural health practitioners to provide support and expert tips to the many millions of people looking for ways to manage their health issues.
A regular contributor to the natural health press, I’m a highly regarded as a trusted source of wellbeing wisdom for women in the management of their health issues. I’m also the author of ‘The Inside Story: how your colon holds the key to your wellbeing, and what you can do about it!’ currently being revised.
“I am passionate about helping people achieve their full potential by helping them find simple ways to be well, healthy and happy using natural means.”
A Results-Driven Therapist
Yes that’s me! I don’t know when to stop! I can’t stop, not when there is so much ill health in the World and when much of this ill health can be improved through simple diet and lifestyle changes, and with the aid of targeted supplements. In my 30+ years in the field of natural medicine, I’ve built a large network of healthcare professionals, both from orthodox and complementary medicine, enabling me to assess a person’s symptoms and refer them to the right practitioner for the treatment that I feels will help them. I’m a results-driven therapist with a holistic and wholistic approach, using a combination of my targeted supplements and dietary/lifestyle advice to bring remarkable results to the many thousands of people I have helped.
It’s my belief that everyone struggling with a chronic health problem, whether it be chronic back pain, debilitating period pain, energy-sapping UTIs or IBS, constipation, digestive health issues and gut-related disorders, can be helped. It’s just accessing the treatments, protocols and supplements that work.