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 […]

happier

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

smear

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 […]

stomach pain

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

Symptoms of IBS, bloating, stomach pain, 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 […]