bacterial vaginosis

Stop UTIs, thrush and bacterial vaginosis from ruining your life! – Video

In my most recent Facebook Live event ‘Stop UTIs, thrush and BV from ruining your life’, I was joined by Just For Tummies nutritional therapist, Sophia Hill for an informative and detailed discussion about, among other things, how to prevent the misery of a UTI and make sure the painful and bothersome symptoms don’t keep […]

What are probiotics, what do they do, and why do we need them now more than ever!

What are probiotics? (Video)

What do they do, and why do we need them now more than ever! Research has shown that our gut microbes play a significant role in regulating our health, mental health and weight. When our good or ‘friendly’ gut bacteria are depleted, they not only won’t be able to fend off weight-inducing inflammation. They also […]

Is it IBS or ovarian cancer?

Is it IBS or ovarian cancer?

I’ve put this blog post together because women need to understand that one of the symptoms of ovarian cancer is bloating. Bloating that’s related to ovarian cancer may cause visible swelling in the abdomen and your belly might feel full, puffy, or hard. The problem is that if you’ve been diagnosed with IBS, how do […]

Linda Booth preparing to perform a colon hydrotherapy treatment

All about colon hydrotherapy (video)

Did you know that colon hydrotherapy… has been practised for thousands of years (it dates right back to Egyptian times when they used hollowed out reeds.  Think about it.) is a completely natural and safe treatment that’s proven to deliver a host of health benefits when combined with a healthy lifestyle, helps your body eliminate […]

An unhappy toilet due to someone with Bile Acid Malabsorption

Bile Acid Malabsorption – is it causing your IBS (D)?

I’ve been getting lots of enquiries from people, particularly women, who have been diagnosed with IBD (D). Here the (D) stands for diarrhoea. However, some of these women have been misdiagnosed. Occasionally, what the person has is a condition known as Bile Acid Malabsorption (BAM) or Bile Acid Diarrhoea (BAD). However, this can be treated […]

Laxatives – how can they improve bowel function?

What is a laxative? The Oxford English Dictionary defines a laxative as “a medicine, food, or drink that makes someone empty their bowels easily”. Used to relieve constipation, a laxative is generally regarded as something that stimulates the bowel, and is often perceived as being aggressive, with many people believing that taking a laxative is detrimental to […]

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 […]

antibiotics

Do antibiotics cause IBS?

What do you think? A few weeks ago I got really cross about something so I did a Facebook ‘live’ when I’d calmed down, and this is what I spoke about. There’s not a day goes by when I don’t get enquiries from people needing help with the most awful digestive and gut symptoms, including […]

Do steroid inhalers cause IBS?

I‘d like to clear up a misunderstanding about steroid inhalers used to help control asthma, and the effect they have on the gut microbiome. I made a Facebook video recently highlighting the fact that steroid inhalers may detrimentally affect the gut microbiome, and increase the risk of developing lower gastro-intestinal problems, in particular bloating, cramps and irregular bowel […]

A natural medicine view of IBS

If you have recently been diagnosed with IBS, or you’ve had the condition for decades, and you feel you’re getting nowhere with your GP or Gastro, do think about getting a second opinion from a natural health practitioner who specialises in this area. New criteria for diagnosing functional gastrointestinal disorders were released in June 2016 […]

food poisoning

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

I get lots of enquiries from people who are having real struggles with digestive and gut disorders/diseases, and this one came through recently from a lady needing help: “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 […]

IBS

Can eating chicken cause IBS?

I’ve written on this subject many times before, and when we consider that a gut infection is one of the top 3 causes of IBS, then yes I can categorically say that eating chicken can cause IBS. Why, I hear you ask. Well, because campylobacter is the leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in the UK, […]

IBS symptoms

Herbs to help relieve the symptoms of IBS

Being a naturopathic colon hydrotherapist and trained in using certain herbs to implant rectally during colon hydrotherapy treatment, one of the most common herbs used is chamomile to help reduce IBS symptoms. I often make an infusion of this herb by adding hot water, let it infuse for at least 10 minutes, cool it down […]

IBS: What is it? What causes it! What cures it?

A natural medicine practitioner’s viewpoint What is is IBS? New criteria for diagnosing functional gastrointestinal disorders were released in June 2016 and medical professionals have been following them since December 2016.  The new Rome IV criteria reflect advances in science and research since the Rome III criteria were published 10 years ago.  The Rome criteria […]