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Is an enema the same as a colonic?

Over the years, I’ve often been asked this question and the answer is no. An enema only empties the very lower part of the large bowel, the rectal area, and a colonic empties the whole length of the large bowel. What is an enema? An enema involves putting warm water or sometimes a raw coffee […]

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Do we really need to be taking so many pills?

Are you worried about the sheer number of different medications so many people – particularly the older members of your family – are taking on a daily basis? There has been a staggering threefold increase in the number of prescriptions issued by GPs in the UK in the last fifteen years, with millions now committed […]

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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 link between the menopause and gut health

The connection between gut health and the menopause Not only does the menopause mess around with our weight, our mood and our brain, did you know that the menopause can also cause imbalances in your digestive system and gut, and increase your risk of developing uncomfortable bloating, constipation and acid reflux?  As if we don’t […]

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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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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 […]

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Loving Your Ladybits

Loving Your Ladybits. We’re about a month away from Valentine’s Day when romance hopefully is in the air, but who wants to go upstairs and have fun when you have an embarrassing, not to mention painful, problem downstairs… I’m talking about a urinary tract infection (UTI) like cystitis and embarrassing itchy vaginal thrush. I talk a lot about dysbiotic intestines, where […]

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Introducing our ‘For Women’ probiotics – Special Care for Down Below

If you have ever felt like you’re passing razor blades instead of water, you know that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a unique form of torture.  Left untreated, they can lead to permanent kidney damage and sepsis, a life-threatening immune response to infection. Cystitis, or inflammation of the lining of the bladder, is the most […]

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Take my probiotics if you have a problem ‘down below’. Proven to reduce UTIs and thrush

Female urogenital health issues are on the rise, yet it is seldom talked about. True, it may not be the most glamorous of topics, but those less than pleasant symptoms that ladies experience ‘down below’ are linked to health elsewhere so it’s time we did some straight talking about UTIs, cystitis, bladder infections, thrush and […]