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A message from Linda

In my 25 years of experience in clinical practice, I have seen an increase in the number of people who suffer with digestive and gut disorders. Invariably they’ve tried many different medications and suffered the anxiety and stress of having x-rays and other tests carried out at the hospital, to be told that there’s ‘nothing wrong’, and nothing further can be done to help them.

For those who have been worrying that they might have cancer, this kind of diagnosis is a relief, but their symptoms still remain. If the NHS can’t help them with all their research, resources, medications and treatments, then who can? Well, the natural health community certainly can. When the NHS has done all it can to help, many people turn to complementary medicine, with great, life-changing results. I know first-hand how people are struggling with the painful and debilitating physical symptoms of digestive and gut disorders, and I have seen how this can lead to poor body image, loss of confidence, embarrassment, shame, fear, social isolation, depression, and many other more complex issues. I can’t just sit back and do nothing.
I hope that our Tummies community goes some way to raising greater awareness so that people can get the support they need; whether it’s spreading the word via social media platforms and regular newsletters, or taking myself out of my clinic and the Just For Tummies office to attend events, manage stands at exhibitions and give talks at conferences, it is my number one priority to educate as many people as I can about the crucial importance of the health of their digestive system and gut so they have the knowledge and the power to make positive changes to their health and the health of their families, friends and communities.

“It’s my belief that everyone struggling with IBS, constipation, digestive health issues and many other gut-related disorders can be helped. My aim is to build a safe, supportive and caring community that enables people to access quality information and expertise that will make real positive differences to their digestive and gut health as well as their overall health and wellbeing, and that of their families, friends and communities.”

Linda Booth, Naturopath, Registered Colon Hydrotherapist and Founder of the Just For Tummies range of probiotics and digestive health supplements

Our mission

At Just For Tummies, we are committed and passionate about driving positive change in the world of natural health, breaking down barriers and taboos around digestive and gut disorders.

The Just For Tummies community has evolved thanks in large part to a firmly rooted belief in raising greater awareness around the importance of digestive health and wellness, as well as the desire to provide support and resources to as many of you as we can. In doing so, we hope that you can make informed, health-promoting decisions and changes that will bring relief to your tummy troubles.

What is our community all about?

The sharing of knowledge and wisdom about digestive health, including the prevention and treatment of digestive and gut disorders and lifestyle tips are the key elements of the Just For Tummies community.

Whether you are struggling with a gut disorder, looking to improve your digestive health, seeking advice on behalf of a loved-one, or here as a trained healthcare professional willing to share your expertise and knowledge, we are happy to have you as part of the Just For Tummies community.


Here are just some of the ways you can benefit from our community:

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For information about the Just For Tummies range of probiotics and natural digestive health products, and how they can improve your digestive and gut health, as well as that of your family and your friends. You can also read Linda’s newsletters, blog posts and other articles about digestive and gut health, enabling you to make positive decisions and changes about your own health care. Product offers, discounts and competitions also appear on this page. If anyone wants to discuss something more personal ‘off-line’, Linda is happy for readers to send her a private message.

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The cornerstone of our community, Tummy Talk is closed Facebook Group where you can share stories, ask questions and benefit from the insights and expertise of a wide network of highly experienced and knowledgeable therapists and practitioners from a broad range of backgrounds, the majority hailing from the field of complementary medicine.

Thanks to the advice and support that she received via Tummy Talk, one member, Sue was able to get the root of her long-standing constipation. She was kind enough to say this:

Since joining ‘Tummy Talk’, I have turned a corner. I now poo 2-3 times per day instead of once every 3 weeks. I have one happy bottom!

You can join our Tummy Talk page here

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A few interesting facts:

  • You are more bacteria than human. You have 10 trillion human cells and 100 trillion bacteria.
  • The digestive tract, all 10 or so metres, running from your mouth to your anus, including stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small and large intestine is critical to your overall health, responsible for digestion of food, absorption of nutrients and elimination of wastes.
  • 80% of your immunity is located in your gut, which explains why, when your gut and the gut microbiome are out of balance, irritations, inflammations, infections and ‘leaky’ gut can manifest and you can develop all manner of diseases within your gut and in other organs and systems of the body.
  • Research is now showing that the bacteria in your gut can pre-dispose you to developing obesity, dementia diseases, Type II diabetes, auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, eczema and depression.