Let me ask you a question – would you go to any dentist in any town for your routine check-up? Are you happy to go to any hairdresser who has an appointment? The answer will be no! – we do business with those we like know and trust!

As customers we want to know if we can ‘like know and trust’ the companies we buy from so in this series we ask the person behind some of my favourite natural and organic companies to step out into the spotlight

It’s the turn of Linda Booth from Just For Tummies

Tell us about yourself and your company?

I am a digestive health expert and a naturopathic colon hydrotherapist. I developed a range of digestive health supplements and my delicious ‘IBS’ Tummy Tea based on my 23 years clinical experience. I have carried out treatments on over 20,000 people so have a pretty good idea which herbs and natural supplements are effective when treating irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, abdominal pain, embarrassing smelly wind, irregular bowels, including constipation and diarrhoea, and indigestion.

How did you get started? What were you doing in a previous life?

In my previous life I worked in a Bank, but natural medicine is in my DNA. My interest in natural medicine came from my paternal grandfather who was shot in the mouth and badly injured during the Great War of 1914-18. He turned to herbs which he would use to make into infusions, poultices, creams and liniments to treat his injuries.

Why natural / organic / sustainable?

I strongly believe that we should be trying to reduce the toxic load that our bodies are being exposed to every day. These ‘toxins’ are in our food, our water, the air we breathe, the skin care products we use, and some of the supplements that you see on shelves that contain some rather dubious ingredients. I wanted my range of digestive health supplements to have no nasty fillers, binders and other questionable excipients, so people felt confident to take them knowing that they were pro-health and not adding anything that would detrimentally affect their health.

What’s your USP? What sets you apart from your competitors?

I am the only naturopathic colon hydrotherapist that has developed a range of supplements aimed at treating the symptoms of IBS, including bloating, abdominal pain and other common functional digestive and gut disorders. These supplements are based on my experience and insights gained from over 23 years in clinical practice.

What kind of feedback you have received from clients?

Excellent and very rewarding for me. Comments like “You and your supplements have changed my life.” “The bloating I had for over two decades has disappeared.” “Thank you Linda for your amazing products.” My clinic is booked up six months in advance. I get new enquiries every day from people that struggle with the debilitating symptoms of IBS. However, due to my heavy clinical workload, I refer them to other therapists in the area.

What’s the next big launch / project coming up for you?

Developing more natural supplements to help people that have chronic digestive and gut disorders, enabling them to have a better quality of life.

What’s your big dream?

Rid the UK of IBS. It can be done. It’s just knowing the treatment protocols and natural supplements that work!

Where can we find your products ?

Visit the Just For Tummies on-line store. The Natural Dispensary also stock them, as do some nutritional therapists and colon hydrotherapists.