Author Archives: Linda

I faced my fears and had my smear

I faced my fears and had my smear. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35. I’m 58, not in my 20’s or 30’s, and I had my cervical smear in February 2018. I was late with it, 7 years instead of 5, and my next smear in 2023 a the age […]

My five top tips to reduce bloating, stomach pain and constipation

Symptoms of IBS, bloating, trapped painful gas, constipation, heartburn and acid reflux can have a detrimental impact on your health and wellbeing. Your professional life may be affected due to taking time off work. People with IBS take around 1/3 more days off than non-IBS co-workers. Your sex life may be affected due to the […]

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Why you need to use a dental ‘dam’ if you have IBS or IBD

I was in my clinic last week, carrying out colon hydrotherapy treatments on people of all ages, both sexes and from all walks of life, but with very similar symptoms mainly bloating, abdominal pain and constipation. One of my patients, a man of 42 years of age, let’s call him John (not his real name), […]

How to put an end to bloating

How to put an end to bloating. Around a third of the UK population suffer with some of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and for 1 in 10, the symptoms are so bad that they have to seek the help of a GP. One of the most common symptoms is chronic, painful bloating. Once […]

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Food Is Supposed To Nourish Us, Not Make Us Afraid To Eat It!

Food is supposed to nourish us, not make us afraid to eat it. You would think that here in the UK, in the 21st century, nutrient deficiencies are impossible to contemplate. After all, we are surrounded by an abundance of food – in shops, supermarkets, cafés and restaurants, as well as on TV cookery programmes […]

Don’t suffer in silence, there is hope

Don’t suffer in silence, there is hope.  I recently ran a social media competition to win a 1:1 consultation with me, and some of the entries I received were eye opening. People suffering with uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating digestive and gut symptoms for 20 years or more, either were too ashamed or too embarrassed to talk […]

Beautiful skin really is much more than skin deep

Beautiful skin really is much more than skin deep. The prevalence of auto-immune skin conditions alongside other auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and type II diabetes is on the rise. Our wondrously complex immune system can successfully protect our bodies while recognising and eliminating billions of […]

Fasting is not a new fad

Fasting is not a new fad, and can be undertaken at any time of the year, from 1 day to 30 days. However, the perfect time to begin any fast is at the beginning of January, just after Christmas, when many of us are willing to abstain from food for a while, quite simply because […]

Blood in your stool – when it’s time to visit your GP

Blood in your stool – it can be quite alarming, having a bowel movement, looking into the toilet bowl and noticing bright red blood in your stool, or perhaps you noticed it on the toilet paper.  Either way, it’s something that needs investigating by your GP. It may be that you are constipated, your stools […]