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

Linda and Kevin Booth - founders of Just For Tummies

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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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The importance of detoxing

You often hear the phrase detoxing around this time of year. After the excesses of the festive period, people want to reverse the damage they have caused by overindulging on food and drink, and start their year with a blank slate health-wise. But, what is detoxing? And, why is it important to do? Read on […]

This entry was posted in Detoxing by Linda

How to recover from over-indulgence at Christmas

I hope you have had a lovely, relaxing Christmas.  And, more to the point, did your tummy survive the season of indulgence?  I hope that some of the tips I shared in my Christmas Survival Guide, and in my two blog posts on bloating enabled you to enjoy a few festive treats and avoid unpleasant […]

How to prevent festive bloating

How to prevent festive bloating

Nutritionally speaking, the festive season is a total shock to the system. Suddenly we’re eating large roast dinners with rich desserts, devouring endless boxes of chocolates, and drinking countless glasses of champagne. December is, without doubt, the month when our digestive system takes its biggest hit with all the feasting. And while Christmas is a […]

This entry was posted in General by Linda

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 […]