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Best and worst exercise for IBS sufferers

Best and worst exercise for IBS sufferers

Fancy A Bit Of Avocardio? Getting regular exercise for IBS is one of the best ways to manage your symptoms. But not all exercises are going to benefit your gut… IBS symptoms can make exercise more challenging, so I’ve outlined the best and worst exercises for...
10 bad habits contributing to IBS

10 bad habits contributing to IBS

If you struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), then you’ll know just how frustrating it can be at times. You may have already tried multiple elimination diets or supplements to help relieve your symptoms but nothing seems to work. It’s easy to feel...
Why do my farts smell so bad?

Why do my farts smell so bad?

Flatulence is a normal part of healthy digestion but many people think that passing gas (or farting) is embarrassing. Especially if your farts smell bad and you can’t hide them from work colleagues or on a train. You can get excessive air in the digestive system...
Histamine and IBS

Histamine and IBS

You might be more familiar with histamine as a cause of allergic symptoms like a runny nose, itchy eyes and itchy skin, but histamine can also be associated with IBS symptoms. Can histamine cause digestive issues? Histamine has three main actions in the digestive...
Essential tips for travelling with IBS & SIBO

Essential tips for travelling with IBS & SIBO

Travelling with IBS can be full of worry and anxiety, which can actually make your digestive symptoms even worse. Here are tips to get your flare up free holiday off to a good start so you can enjoy your well earned rest. Minimising IBS travel stress Prepare foods to...
Can bacteria cause low iron or anaemia?

Can bacteria cause low iron or anaemia?

We all know that iron is an essential mineral for our health, but did you know our gut bacteria also rely on it? So could gut bacteria cause anaemia, due to their need for this essential mineral? As humans, we don’t have a way to get rid iron, except through...
Are prebiotics good for IBS?

Are prebiotics good for IBS?

If you’ve tried taking prebiotics for your IBS you might have noticed they can really make a big impact. And not always in a good way! Prebiotics are a type of short chain sugars found in plant foods, and they also help to feed our healthy gut bacteria. Many...
How to reintroduce foods after an elimination diet

How to reintroduce foods after an elimination diet

When you’ve avoided certain foods for a really long time it can be difficult to start eating them again.  Many of my clients really worry about reintroducing foods again. This is really understandable. If you’ve managed to reduce painful or embarrassing...
IgG food Intolerance test – Should I get a test for IBS?

IgG food Intolerance test – Should I get a test for IBS?

As a nutritionist working with IBS I’ve spoken to hundreds of people looking for cures for their digestive issues. If you’re searching for a solution, and tempted to get a food intolerance test then my short answer is no, don’t get an IgG test, save your money....