One woman’s story makes it all worthwhile

There is absolutely nothing glorious or glamorous about starting a business. I knew when I set up Just For Tummies that it would not bring me the lifestyle of a rock star entrepreneur. I didn’t have visions of fancy offices, fast cars, and fat expense accounts. That level of success is rare and never built […]

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bad breath

What’s causing my bad breath!?

You’re just about to pucker up and give your partner a kiss when he makes a comment about your smelly bad breath! You’re offended by the remark, but in a way you’re also glad that he has highlighted this; the thought of subjecting those around you to your halitosis is mortifying, to say the least […]

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laugh

Laugh like a teenager – even when you’re 60!

Laugh like a teenager – even when you’re 60! On Tuesday 25th September, it was my husband Kevin’s 60th birthday. My brain is still processing how out of the blue this seems to have happened. We had a wonderful time celebrating this milestone birthday with our son, Colin, and his wife, Anzhelika, by spending a […]

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inheritance

Don’t leave all your inheritance to your kids – spend it on yourself!

Don’t leave all your inheritance to your kids – spend it on yourself! “Every time I eat I get uncomfortable bloating and indigestion.” I’ve heard this statement thousands of times over the years, especially from people aged 45 plus. If I had £5 every time someone had said this to me, I would be swanning […]

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alcohol

How damaging is alcohol to my liver

How damaging is alcohol to my liver? If you place your right hand over your abdomen, just below your right ribs it will cover the area of your liver. The liver is the largest gland and the largest solid organ in the body and that is because it is such an active, busy organ.  The […]

migraine

Can constipation cause migraine headaches

Can constipation cause migraine headaches. Do you suffer with migraines and constipation? Do you find that they sometimes strike at the same time? This may simply reflect the fact that they are both common disorders, but research has shown that migraines in some patients improve after resolution of constipation, indicating a possible link between the […]

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Gran

Gran knows best

Throughout my career as a naturopath I’ve carried out over 70,000 consultations and treatments. Many of those consultations and treatments have been with people who suffer with a digestive and/or gut disorder. One question that I’ve always liked to ask them is this:   “When was the last time you can remember not having any […]

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urinary tract infections

How and why we need to stop urinary tract infections (UTIs)

How and why we need to stop urinary tract infections (UTIs) A bit about me first …  I am Linda Booth, founder of Just For Tummies.  I have been a complementary health practitioner for over 26 years, running my successful IBS, Digestive Health & Gut Disorders clinic in Nottingham and, to date, I have carried […]

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healthy ageing tips

Linda’s healthy ageing tips

Here are some of my healthy ageing tips. I am often complimented on my ‘youthful’ appearance, in particular the condition of my skin, so much so that at times it’s been embarrassing, though such comments are always welcome.  When people find out how old I am, many of them, mainly women, seem keen to know […]

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viva mayr

The Secret to Looking and Feeling Young. (It’s not what you think)

Feeling young While I agree with many of the concerns people have about the ever increasing pressure on women to look younger, I also think it’s perfectly natural to want to look as youthful as you feel inside.  I know I do. There’s nothing wrong with not wanting to look and seem exhausted when you […]

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IBS research

Research – a force for good or bad

Social media has been instrumental in building and growing my Just For Tummies business. It’s a wonderful tool for connecting with my existing customers as well as attracting new ones, reaching a wide audience with whom I can share content that will raise awareness around the importance of digestive and gut health. When used well, […]

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food poisoning

I had food poisoning and now I’ve developed IBS!

I get lots of enquiries from people, mainly women, who are having real struggles with digestive and gut disorders/diseases, and this one came through this week: ‘Hi Linda. I went on holiday to Thailand last year, and got an upset stomach. Since then I’ve had bloating, pain and irregular bowels. I’ve been to see my […]

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diverticular disease

What is diverticular disease

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are part of the same condition usually affecting the large intestine. With diverticular disease, bulges and pockets can appear in the walls of a weakened large intestine, usually affecting the descending colon (down the left-hand side of the abdomen), but there is a condition called pan diverticular disease, where pockets can […]

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Can malnutrition be prevalent in a modern 20th century society?

You may have the best diet in the world, but if you’re not properly digesting your food and, more importantly, not properly absorbing and assimilating nutrients from your food, you may as well eat rubbish, because very few nutrients will be getting through the small intestine, to the liver, thenceforth transported to your cells and […]

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Helicobacter Pylori

Is there a connection between Helicobacter Pylori and an increased risk of getting IBS?

Over the years I’ve received, and still do receive many enquiries from people needing help, following triple therapy for the eradication of Helicobacter Pylori (HPylori) bacterial infection. Anyone who is getting symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, abdominal cramps and loose stools should go to see their GP and get a blood test to check […]

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What causes heartburn?

Did you know that the acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades? It has to be though. The mouth is the gateway to the gut and any parasite, pathogen or ‘bad’ bug can easily gain entry into the gut and cause all kinds of havoc if you don’t have enough hydrochloric […]

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