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

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 […]

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Gran

Gran knows best

Throughout my career as a naturopath I’ve carried out over 70,000 consultations and treatments. Many of those consultations and treatments have been with people who suffer with a digestive and/or gut disorder. One question that I’ve always liked to ask them is this:   “When was the last time you can remember not having any […]

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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 […]

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healthy ageing tips

Linda’s healthy ageing tips

Here are some of my healthy ageing tips. I am often complimented on my ‘youthful’ appearance, in particular the condition of my skin, so much so that at times it’s been embarrassing, though such comments are always welcome.  When people find out how old I am, many of them, mainly women, seem keen to know […]

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viva mayr

The Secret to Looking and Feeling Young. (It’s not what you think)

Feeling young While I agree with many of the concerns people have about the ever increasing pressure on women to look younger, I also think it’s perfectly natural to want to look as youthful as you feel inside.  I know I do. There’s nothing wrong with not wanting to look and seem exhausted when you […]

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IBS research

Research – a force for good or bad

Social media has been instrumental in building and growing my Just For Tummies business. It’s a wonderful tool for connecting with my existing customers as well as attracting new ones, reaching a wide audience with whom I can share content that will raise awareness around the importance of digestive and gut health. When used well, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Can malnutrition be prevalent in a modern 20th century society?

You may have the best diet in the world, but if you’re not properly digesting your food and, more importantly, not properly absorbing and assimilating nutrients from your food, you may as well eat rubbish, because very few nutrients will be getting through the small intestine, to the liver, thenceforth transported to your cells and […]

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Helicobacter Pylori

Is there a connection between Helicobacter Pylori and an increased risk of getting IBS?

Over the years I’ve received, and still do receive many enquiries from people needing help, following triple therapy for the eradication of Helicobacter Pylori (HPylori) bacterial infection. Anyone who is getting symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, abdominal cramps and loose stools should go to see their GP and get a blood test to check […]

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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 […]

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IBS

Can eating chicken cause IBS?

I’ve written on this subject many times before, and when we consider that a gut infection is one of the top 3 causes of IBS, then yes I can categorically say that eating chicken can cause IBS. Why, I hear you ask. Well, because campylobacter is the leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in the UK, […]

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Join our Affiliate Programme

I have some very exciting news!  I have just launched my Just For Tummies Affiliate Programme, and I am now looking for Affiliates to join me. Since setting up Just For Tummies in 2015, I have grown a business that is thriving, kind at heart, and committed to the health and wellbeing of our customers. […]

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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 […]

fibre

Will increasing fibre in my diet improve my IBS and constipation?

Does an increase in dietary fibre improve the symptoms of IBS and constipation. I get asked this question many times, especially by people that have been diagnosed with IBS (C) – ‘C’ for ‘constipation’. Constipation is classed medically as having less than 3 bowel movements a week. I would class constipation as less than 1 […]

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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 […]