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Pregnancy, antibiotics and baby’s immune system

From the moment you fall pregnant, your body starts to change; what you might not know is that these changes can lead to an increased risk of picking up an infection, which can mean needing to take a course of antibiotics. Certain macrolide antibiotics have the potential to cause congenital abnormalities in newborns. The four […]

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The Gut-Brain Connection: the link with anxiety and depression

The number of people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) worldwide is rising dramatically. This is also the case for mood-related conditions such as anxiety and depression. As many of you will already know, gastrointestinal problems, such as IBS are commonly linked to anxiety and mood changes. Did you know that we are more bacteria […]

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What causes bloating?

We’ve all been there – overindulged on all the festive food and wound up feeling like a stuffed turkey, in the most uncomfortable of ways.  Stomach bloating is a common problem that occurs after eating too much. So it’s not really surprising if you feel permanently puffed up at the moment, with all the office […]

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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Linda Booth, founder of Just for Tummies

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?

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 28 years and have carried out over 100,000 consultations and treatments in that time. I’ve always recommended a charcoal cleanse when the seasons change in March, June, September and December for a general gut ‘re-set’. However, you don’t have to wait until the seasons change before embarking […]

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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 […]

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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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What will enable me to live longer, healthier and happier?

What will enable me to live longer, healthier and happier? If we want to remain healthy and independent into our more senior years, we need to ensure that we are properly absorbing nutrients from our food. We are not what we eat, we are what we absorb through our human ‘root’ system. The digestive system […]

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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 […]

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 would be impossible to contemplate.  After all, just look at the abundance of food on offer in our shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, not to mention all the cookery programmes on TV, demonstrating how to prepare and cook the most delicious […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a complex condition

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a very complex condition, causing Doctors and Gastroenterologists to scratch their heads as they try to find the cause and a solution in an attempt to reduce the often debilitating symptoms of painful bloating, excessive smelly wind, irregular bowel movements, heartburn, acid reflux, fatigue and weight issues of their […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]