Raised in a Nottinghamshire mining village, Linda enjoyed a simple and happy childhood, during which the value of hard work and the determination to never give up were firmly implanted into her being.
She credits her straightforward and unpretentious approach to life to her no-nonsense parents, who taught her to treat people with honesty, fairness and respect.
Linda believes that she was born with a passion for natural medicine, which was fuelled by the childhood influence of her master herbalist grandfather, who restored his health with homemade tinctures, ointments and liniments after being shot in the mouth during the First World War.
Linda’s career in natural medicine began a quarter of a century ago, in 1992, and since 2005, she has been running one of the UK’s most successful natural digestive and gut disorders clinics, and has carried out over 50,000 consultations and treatments. Colon hydrotherapy is – and always will be – Linda’s first love in the holistic health field.
On her first day of training, she knew at once that she was in the right place, at the right time, with the right person teaching her in a therapy that would change not only her own life, but that of thousands of others too.
Over the years, Linda has gained an impressive 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.
Linda is a member of The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the complementary health regulator set up by the Government and Department of Health, and has been a member of the UK’s oldest and largest colon hydrotherapy association, The Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH), for twelve years; for six years, she sat on the Committee, three as Vice Chair. She 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.
“I am passionate about how a simple combination of natural therapies and supplements can offer my patients huge improvements in their symptoms and a life-changing shift in their overall wellbeing.”
Spreading Awareness of the Importance of Good Digestive and Gut Health
Linda has combined her years of study and knowledge into developing her own protocols for not only successfully treating a wide range of general health problems, but those of a functional digestive and bowel nature too.
Her Just For Tummies range of digestive health supplements was born out of her 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 her own health issues in the early 1990s due to stress and overwork, Linda was able to overcome them with the help of natural medicine; this very personal experience has enabled her to understand the strains that women put themselves under, and tap into her wellbeing wisdom for women to develop her ‘For Women’ range of species-specific probiotics, which restore the bacterial balance in the vaginal and urinary tract after antimicrobial treatment.
“I am passionate about helping people achieve their full potential by helping them find sustainable ways to be well, healthy and happy using natural means.”
A Remarkable Results-Driven Therapist
In her 25+ years in the field of natural medicine, Linda has built a large network of healthcare professionals, both from orthodox and complementary medicine, enabling her to assess a person’s symptoms and refer them to the right practitioner for the treatment that she feels will help them. She is a results-driven therapist with a holistic and wholistic approach to her practice, using a combination of her targeted supplements and dietary/lifestyle advice to bring remarkable results to the many thousands of people she has treated.
Linda is 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 digestive health issues.
A regular contributor to the natural health press, Linda is highly regarded as a trusted source of wellbeing wisdom for women in the management of their health issues. She is also the author of ‘The Inside Story: how your colon holds the key to your wellbeing, and what you can do about it!’
“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.”