GUEST BLOG: go with your gut says Linda Booth, Founder of Just for Tummies

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Beauty from the inside out, that's something we totally believe in; so much so we unveiled a new wellbeing category in our January beauty edit. We added the best anti-ageing supplements, the most nurturing therapeutic aromas and a whole load of expert digestive health supplements. As part of our guest blogging series we asked clinical health therapist and founder of Just for Tummies, Linda Booth to tell us how important digestive health actually is...



Garlic is part of the allium (onion) family and has been used for thousands of years as a natural supplement. However, I find that it has fallen a little out of favour due to the vast amount and choice of supplements now available either in health shops or online. I would like to introduce you to some of the forgotten benefits of garlic, and when combined with taking my Just For Tummies Live Bacteria probiotic capsules, some of the conditions we can treat.

I think we are all aware of the proven cardio-vascular benefits of garlic. There is a wealth of scientific literature that supports the proposal that garlic consumption has significant effects on lowering blood pressure, preventing hardening of arteries and reducing the damaging high LDL cholesterol that makes us more prone to heart disease and strokes. Garlic has also been found to contain a large number of potent active compounds with anti-cancer properties.

Garlic is a natural anti-fungal, anti-biotic, anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic. I call garlic a natural disinfectant for the stomach and gut. It helps to eradicate the bad bugs and yeasts that are trying to colonise our tummies and intestines. In my digestive health clinic I will always recommend Just for Tummies Live Bacteria capsules and Garlic tablets to anyone that suffers with embarrassing smelly wind. This offensive wind is usually caused by an imbalance in the gut microbes, an overgrowth of the bad bacteria and yeasts who become the dominant species in the gut when, in fact, it should be the friendly bacteria and yeasts that should be in control. Live Bacteria probiotics and garlic help re-establish normal levels of good, friendly bacteria, neutralising the bad bugs.

Live Bacteria and Garlic capsules can also be recommended for the following:

  • Skin rashes, especially eczema, psoriasis and athlete's foot
  • Regular cold sufferers (Garlic boosts the immune system so together with Live Bacteria it is a formidable duo to fight off colds)
  • Thrush or cystitis sufferers
  • Regular urinary tract infections (UTI's)
  • Anyone that has a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol
  • Anyone that thinks they have had a parasite infection, although I would recommend the Perfect Balance Kit in this respect as they would also need the Omega 3 fish oil capsules and digestive enzymes
  • I recommend one Live Bacteria before meals twice daily and one Garlic tablet with meals twice daily.

    Linda Booth
    Founder, Just For Tummies