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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Sam’s story – bouncing back from rock bottom to reclaim her health

I recently received this lovely testimonial from Sam Uden, who first contacted me a couple of months ago when, to use her words, she was ‘falling apart’.    “Linda and her Just For Tummies supplements have been life-changing for me. Additionally, the ongoing support and kindness that Linda has shown has helped me enormously. I […]

UTI prevention for the over 45’s

UTI prevention for the over 45’s

A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections among women, but that doesn’t stop it from being a nuisance, with what can sometimes be unbearable pain. And, while a UTI may start as a seemingly harmless condition you need not worry about, it can quickly turn into a nightmare when not […]

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Bile Acid Malabsorption – is it causing your IBS (D)?

I’ve been getting lots of enquiries from people, particularly women, who have been diagnosed with IBD (D). Here the (D) stands for diarrhoea. However, some of these women have been misdiagnosed. Occasionally, what the person has is a condition known as Bile Acid Malabsorption (BAM) or Bile Acid Diarrhoea (BAD). However, this can be treated […]

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A Quick Guide to Barrett’s Oesophagus: Symptoms, Management, Treatment

Over the years, a considerable number of people have contacted me asking for help to manage their acid reflux.  Very often, they ask if they can stop taking their proton pump medication (PPIs – strong antacids) and take something more natural.  Having heard of the side effects linked to taking PPIs, they hope that they […]

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Sugar: pure, white and deadly

Sugar may satisfy your sweet tooth, but consuming too much of it comes at a cost to your health. Here are five things you may not know about sugar. Sugar has been shown to be the primary source of fuel for certain species of harmful bacteria and yeasts in the gut, meaning that eating a […]

H. pylori

H. pylori – the silent (and sometimes deadly) bacteria inside us

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a spiral-shaped bacterium that lives in the stomach and has been infecting people for a long time, with some times deadly results. Find out what causes an infection, what the symptoms are, and how it is treated. A little history H. pylori was only recognised as an important cause of human disease […]

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Stomach Acid – why it’s so important to your health

Ever since I first went into clinical practice almost 29 years ago, I’ve been alarmed at the increasing number of people taking strong proton pump inhibitor drugs (PPIs) like omeprazole or lansoprazole for conditions that would probably respond very well to some dietary and lifestyle changes. My sense of alarm increases further when I see […]

2020

2020 – A Year to Forget and Remember

As we approach the end of 2020, I can’t help thinking back to where we were this time last year. It was a very different world, for one thing.  Sad goodbyes The end of 2019 was, for me, a time of worry. My dad was in hospital for the second time, with a chest infection, […]

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All you need to know about histamine intolerance

What is histamine? Histamine is a chemical produced in cells throughout the body as part of the body’s inflammatory response to allergy, infection, or injury. In short, it sends red flag messages to your immune system, notifying your white blood cells to rally up against potential attackers that may be infecting your tissues. As well […]

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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 […]