Seasonal Survival Starts Now!

The festive period is by far my busiest time of the year, both in my digestive health clinic and with my Just For Tummies supplement sales. January is my busiest month in the clinic, together with many other colon hydrotherapists up and down the land I’m sure, with people having booked their colon hydrotherapy treatment […]

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Goodbye Summer and hello to Autumn

Summer has been one busy, busy time in the Just For Tummies office, with me managing my clinic patients, as well as directing Just For Tummies.  However, I did manage to get away to Mallorca in June with my husband Kevin, my son Colin and his wife Anzhelika, and Kevin and I did get away […]

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Yoghurts – the good, the bad & the ugly

I’m sure many of you have heard about the gut healing benefits of yoghurts – the ones that are rich in probiotics, that is.  With a reputation as a health food superstar, yoghurt is a fridge staple in most homes.  It’s a quick and easy dessert option, perfect for packed lunches, and as well tasting […]

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A seasonal, tummy-friendly soup – straight from the farmers’ market

On Saturday, my mum and I went to one of our favourite farmers’ markets in the beautiful town of Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales. The Bakewell Farmers’ Market is held on the last Saturday of the month in the agricultural hall, within spitting distance of the town and its famous five-arch 13th Century stone bridge […]

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When bacterial infections can be life-threatening and how to protect yourself

On Monday, 11 September I watched Panorama. It was absolutely fascinating. Did you watch it? If not, I advise that you do on ‘catch-up, and learn more about the sometimes devastating bacterial infection septicaemia, also termed sepsis or blood-poisoning. I have to say that anything to do with bacteria fascinates me, the good, the bad […]

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Do you have strong, healthy roots?

When I’m working in my clinic I talk to my clients a lot about the importance of strong and healthy roots to help maintain our health and wellbeing.  I use the analogy of a tree and how it depends upon a healthy root system to supply water, nutrients and oxygen to the branches, to enable […]

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How stress affects digestion of food, absorption of nutrients and elimination of wastes

Digestive and gut upsets are strongly associated with high stress levels. During stressful periods, adrenaline and cortisol levels are elevated and digestive function is severely impaired, reducing the amount of saliva, stomach acid and digestive enzymes, and slowing down the rhythmic wave-like contractions (peristalsis) in the bowel, that can lead to constipation. Food cannot get […]

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Introducing Tummy Tokens – Our Brand New Loyalty Scheme!

At the age of 17, I left secretarial college with a handful of City & Guilds qualifications in shorthand, typing, and accounts, and got myself a job in a bank. I was lucky enough to work alongside one of the youngest and brightest branch managers the bank had, a no-nonsense Sheffield Wednesday mad Yorkshire man. […]

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The digestive benefits of taking a Charcoal supplement

Charcoal products have been trending for quite a while, with charcoal powder being put into everything from smoothies to shampoos and facepacks to toothpaste. People are even putting charcoal powder into their coffee! Did you know though that we’ve been sucking on charcoal for centuries to help alleviate stomach problems, and I’ve been recommending charcoal […]

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A CAPPUCCINO, A DOSE OF DIARRHOEA AND PROJECTILE VOMITING PLEASE!

Did  you see Watchdog on the BBC a couple of weeks ago? They featured three of our favourite coffee houses, Costa, Starbucks and Nero, and the disgustingly high levels of faecal bacteria found on their premises. Customers had been suffering with digestive upsets, including stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. It transpires that the ice used […]

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SAUERKRAUT FOR A HEALTHY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND GUT

Here is a tummy-friendly recipe for a simple sauerkraut, full of health-promoting lactobacilli bacteria: Simple Sauerkraut Sauerkraut, or fermented cabbage, is packed with good lactic acid probiotic bacteria, and has long been recommended as a natural remedy for an upset stomach and constipation.  Using only four ingredients, this simple and tasty recipe by British chef, […]

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The pros and cons of taking long-term antacid medication

I’ve been a natural health therapist for over 25 years, specialising in digestive, gut health disorders, and natural solutions to resolving such disorders.  I have observed, over the years, a steady increase in the number of people being prescribed powerful antacids to help reduce symptoms of acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, abdominal pain and bloating. Why […]

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DON’T LET THE ‘BUGS’ HAVE A BONANZA AT YOUR BARBECUE

We all love a good barbecue, inviting our friends and family over for a Summer get-together, but there can be dangers lurking if the food you are serving is not cooked properly. Cases of food poisoning almost double in the Summer. Linda offers a few tips to ensure you enjoy your Summer barbecued food, reducing […]

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Just For Tummies visits The Natural & Organic Products Show – Europe

Attending any exhibition, as an exhibitor, can be expensive and for a new small company, such expenses need to be taken into consideration in the scheme of things. However, I decided that it was a priority to attend the trade exhibition, The Natural & Organic Products Europe that was held at Excel on the 2nd […]

The gut-skin connection – why bacteria hold the key to flawless skin  

I have been running my Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Digestive Health and Gut Disorders clinic since 2005, and in my practice as a digestive health specialist, I treat my patients following a holistic and wholistic approach to their health and wellness. My practice is underpinned by these core beliefs: Illness occurs if the body is out […]

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Listen to my podcast about digestive and gut health

Every Sunday from 12 to 2 the programme ‘Girls Around Town’ is aired on BBC Radio Newark. They have various guest speakers and very often someone from the complementary medicine world is invited. On Sunday 12th February 2017, I had the opportunity of being interviewed by one of the presenters, Newark-based Homeopath Fiona Theokritoff. Here […]

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