Author Archives: Linda

Make your gut your number one health priority

World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) is celebrated each year on 29th May with associated events, activities, and initiatives continuing throughout and beyond the campaign year. Set up by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), this day seeks to raise awareness of digestive health – this year’s WDHD theme is Your Digestive Health: Make It A Priority. […]

A healthier gut for a happier mind

“An overall feeling of wellness” for Claire Having a healthy gut plays a key role in maintaining an exceptional quality of life, including optimal fitness and a happy mood. The gut’s effects on wellness are profound – your gut and brain are more closely linked than you might think. If you have experienced having a […]

The anti-ageing effects of the Viva-Mayr Clinic gut healing protocols

Science reveals a symbiotic relationship between a healthy gut and our brain, our immune system, and our skin. Understanding what is happening beneath the skin, at the gut level, impacts how the skin and body function, age and respond to treatments. Lifestyle choices, inflammation, environmental toxins, stress levels, antibiotics, alcohol consumption and diet, all cause […]

Is it IBS or SIBO? Watch the video.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) are two common gut conditions that often cause confusion and frustration. While they share similar symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhoea, they are different conditions with differing underlying causes. In our most recent live video discussion, nutritional therapist, Sophia Hill and I took […]

Download our low-FODMAP Pad Thai recipe

Enjoy this IBS-friendly twist on an Asian classic Eating out and following a low-FODMAP diet is much simpler than it used to be, but Thai and other Asian restaurants aren’t always the easiest choices. Many sauces are so complex and elaborate, that it may be tricky to navigate these venues safely. But take heart! Our […]

The health benefits of castor oil packs – Watch the interesting video discussion

If you didn’t get to watch the recent live discussion I had with founder of Castorvida, Alison Leighton, all about the health benefits of castor oil packs, then I highly recommend you watch the video. It was fascinating to listen to Alison talking about the many ways in which the use of castor oil can […]

Probiotics can improve your IBS symptoms

IBS is a complex set of symptoms and triggers, so any treatment protocol needs to be tailored to the individual. We all have different health conditions and medications we take, as well as unique symptoms, gut microbiomes, genetics, history, eating habits, responsibilities, and work patterns. I receive many, many enquiries from people looking for ‘IBS […]

Treatments tailor-made for transformation – My Viva-Mayr wellness ‘cure’

“Those who starve do not fast, and those who fast do not starve.” (From: ‘Modern Mayr Medicine and Viva-Mayr Principles for Good Digestion and a Better Life’ by Prof Harald Stossier and Dr. George Stossier.) Many of you will have read about or seen some of my posts from my recent stay at the Viva-Mayr […]

Antibiotic use as a risk factor for IBS

How a disrupted gut can trigger symptoms I recently spent two weeks at the wonderful Viva-Mayr Clinic of Modern Medicine in Austria carrying out their world-renowned wellness ‘cure’ and whilst there, I attended a few evening lectures where the medical doctors share their knowledge and wisdom on how to maintain a healthy gut. During one […]

The difference between colon hydrotherapy and a colonoscopy

As well as April being IBS awareness month, this is also bowel cancer awareness month, but the two conditions are not related. There is no evidence to suggest that IBS increases the risk of developing bowel cancer. The only way IBS and bowel cancer are related is that they can both cause bowel symptoms. People […]

IBS-free for 81-year old Carol – How our supplements have delivered a new lease of life

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex set of symptoms and root causes, from negative shifts in your microbiome to food intolerance to a dysregulated gut-brain connection. When you start to tackle ways of fixing IBS through diet and lifestyle and targeted supplements, you need to be consistent and patient – remember, it’s not likely […]

My wellness retreat to the Viva-Mayr Clinic

Illness is a drama in 10 acts: I first heard about the Viva-Mayr Clinic in Austria back in 2009. Dr. Harald Stossier, the Clinic’s Medical Director used to visit London and give talks on the Mayr ‘cure’, which is based on the principles of the now renowned Mayr method. Developed by Dr. F.X Mayr over […]

Resolving sinus congestion naturally

Since late autumn, continuing throughout the very grey, wet winter we have had, I have been receiving enquiries from people who are suffering with sinusitis, sinus congestion and rhinitis, conditions which tend to prevail in colder weather, as the change in temperature and humidity can irritate the sinuses and lead to congestion, headaches, and other […]