Linda's Blog

Welcome to my blog! Here I’ll share my inside knowledge for leading a life free of “tummy troubles” – enjoy! Linda Booth

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Functional testing for gut health

In this blog, we’re looking at private functional gut health tests, including Gastro-intestinal (GI) Effects, Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  These are tests that are not available on the NHS. Why would I consider testing for gut health? If you have been struggling with unexplained gut symptoms for months […]

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Check your meds! When was your last drugs review?

I recently had an interesting conversation with a lady via email.  She contacted me about a few digestive issues she was having, with her main points of concern being her long-term IBS symptoms and the fact that she had urgency for the toilet.  This was having an impact on her wellbeing, as she was nervous about […]

This entry was posted in Symptoms by Linda

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Antibiotics and children

I get a lot of messages every day. Messages from people of all ages, from all walks of life, the majority of whom need help because they have a digestive or gut disorder. Last week was no exception, but three of the messages struck a particular chord, and I’d like to tell you about them […]

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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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Should I take supplements?

I have spoken before of my struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and depression during the early 1990s.  During that time, I tried every natural remedy and treatment under the sun in my quest to heal, and that was when I came across colon hydrotherapy and experienced my ‘light bulb moment’ to train in the practice […]

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Does good gut health boost your immunity?

Our digestive health has a lot to do with our immune health and vice versa. Its role in maintaining our immune health and, eventually, our overall wellbeing cannot be underestimated. The two systems work closely to keep us in good physical and mental shape. The immune system is the group of cells and molecules that […]

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Important news about the clinic

Shortly before lockdown, my husband and business partner, Kevin, and I closed our natural health clinic in accordance with government guidelines.  To be honest, we had been talking about closing the doors of the clinic permanently for a few months; we just hadn’t committed to following through, mainly down to procrastination and not quite knowing […]

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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 […]

This entry was posted in Symptoms by Linda

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How long should I take probiotics for?

In the modern world, there are so many things that detrimentally affect the levels of live beneficial micro-organisms in our gut; including drugs such as multiple courses of broad-spectrum antibiotics, long-term regular use of proton pump inhibitors (antacids), long-term regular use of steroid medications, to name just a few.  Throw into the mix a gut […]

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Antibiotic resistance – should we be worried?

Some time ago, a lady visited my clinic having been referred to me by her gastroenterologist for a colon hydrotherapy procedure. She was very badly constipated; she had tried different laxatives, stool softeners, motility drugs and enemas, but nothing was helping to empty her bowel and relieve her of the pain. She was slowly being […]

This entry was posted in General by Linda

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Antibiotics – do you really need them?

The over-prescribing and over-consumption of antibiotics is a subject that has long troubled me.  When I first went into clinical practice almost 28 years ago, I noticed even then a complete lack of responsibility from some GPs and their patients when it came to how antibiotics were being prescribed. Patients were coming to expect that […]

The best of times, the worst of times

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” is probably one of the most famous lines in English literature. And this quote from Charles Dickens’s novel ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ perfectly sums up recent events in my personal life. When I look back over the past year, I think it’s […]

Stop viruses and infections with a healthy and balanced immune system

For as long as I can remember, everyone in my family has taken live bacteria probiotic capsules. This includes my daughter-in-law who has recently given birth to my first grandchild, and who took my Live Bacteria capsules and Omega 3 capsules every day of her pregnancy, as well as my mother who is now almost […]

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The truth about Colon Hydrotherapy

While it may seem like a recent health phenomenon, the practice of colonic cleansing has been around for more than three thousand years. You can read more about its long history in my blog post here. Fast-forward to today, and colon hydrotherapy is being practised all over the world as part of our global quest […]

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Colon Hydrotherapy – so simple yet so powerful

Colon hydrotherapy. Whenever it gets mentioned, more often than not, it elicits a reaction akin to the way we feel about Marmite – love it or hate it! What’s more, it’s rare to read anything in the press or a magazine displaying a positive stance on colon hydrotherapy.  Such a shame, when it can make […]

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How to detox

Hopefully you saw my last blog post on what detoxing is and the huge array of benefits that it provides. If not you can read it here. Now I’m going to tell you everything you need to know to do your own detoxification, including my top ten tips. Support your body’s detoxification processes With a […]

This entry was posted in Detoxing by Linda