Author Archives: Linda

Taking time out to focus on my health and wellbeing

When the seasons start to shift, particularly from warm to cold, I always feel my mood change.  The nights draw in, the temperatures fall, and I start to think about the year-end, particularly Christmas and all the extra things I have to do around this time.  I do enjoy it, but I know how much […]

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Customer Service Comes First

I’d like to share a lovely review I recently received from one of my customers: “Just for Tummies – providers of the most amazing products that really help and the most excellent customer service that you could possibly wish for. Thank you so much, Linda, for the free pot of For Women probiotics that you […]

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Keep your tummy happy this Christmas

I can’t believe that we are coming to the end of another year – and that Christmas is almost upon us! I always feel a slight sense of panic at this time of the year. I begin to worry about how I’m going to get everything done – buying and wrapping gifts, shopping for all […]

Can Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) cause IBS?

Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) is a common bacterium that can inhabit the stomach and has the ability to actually burrow deep into the lining of the stomach where it can begin to affect the production of stomach acid and cause acid reflux, as well as increase the risk of an ulcer. About 40% of people in the […]

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Heal your gut, heal your skin

On my 14th birthday, my parents gave me a book called Feed Your Face by Diana Binchin. The book is no longer in print. In fact, when I Google it, it’s nowhere to be found. The book included a number of recipes made from natural ingredients, full of the nutrients that are great for your […]

Problem skin? It’s time to look at your gut health

At least 50% of the patients who come to see me in my clinic with their digestive disorders also have an issue with their skin. They complain that their skin looks dull, grey and sallow, or they’re struggling with spots, dry patches, yeasty patches or itchiness. What causes skin problems in adults? It’s not easy […]

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What are the best natural remedies for constipation?

I recently received a rather uplifting review from a woman in her 60s, who had purchased my Digestive Enzymes. She’s suffered chronic constipation, bloating and indigestion for some considerable time.  This is some of what she had to say: “After suffering for many years with constipation and painful indigestion, particularly in the evening and at […]

The benefits of taking charcoal

I’ve been a natural health therapist for over 27 years and have always recommended a charcoal cleanse when the seasons change in September, December, March and June for a general gut ‘detox’, but what are the benefits of taking charcoal in this way? A charcoal cleanse doesn’t just help to support gut health, but immune […]

Why do we get constipated?

In my role as a colon hydrotherapist and the founder of Just For Tummies, barely a day goes by when I’m not asked about constipation.  This comes as no surprise to me. According to a recent study carried out at King’s College London, 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 3 children in the UK […]

All You Need to know about omega-3 fats

What are Omega-3 fats? Omega-3 fatty acids are essential building blocks for our bodies. Two types are from fish oils; eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and a third form comes from flax seed oil, which I will discuss later. As our bodies cannot manufacture Omega-3 ‘s, we need to get them from our […]

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Salt – good or bad?

Everything you need to know When it comes to the two most common food cravings – sweet and salty – we tend to fall into one camp or the other: sweet tooth or savoury tooth.  I’m in the latter category.  I would not thank you for a bowl of ice cream or a sticky bun, […]

What is a toxin? And what does it have to do with psoriasis?

Our bodies have various mechanisms to protect against toxins such as physical barriers, digestive secretions, immune surveillance and enzyme systems that process toxins for secretion via sweat, breath, urine, bile and faeces. In many cases, our bodies will sequester toxins for excretion and if they can’t deal with them immediately, toxins will be stored in […]

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The link between the menopause and gut health

The connection between gut health and the menopause Not only does the menopause mess around with our weight, our mood and our brain, did you know that the menopause can also cause imbalances in your digestive system and gut, and increase your risk of developing uncomfortable bloating, constipation and acid reflux?  As if we don’t […]

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Psoriasis – More than Skin Deep

There are around 8 million people in the UK affected by psoriasis – one of the oldest skin diseases known to mankind. It is disfiguring and can cause social anxiety, isolation and depression. Whilst the symptoms of psoriasis may appear on the skin, the disease has strong links to gut health that are often overlooked. […]

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This has changed my life!

The Summer school holidays are almost upon us. If you’re going on holiday soon, I wish you a very happy, relaxing time and I hope that if you do have a ‘delicate’ tummy, it behaves itself! If you need any advice how to manage this when on holiday, without suffering with bloating, cramps and impromptu sprints to […]

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