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Running with IBS – helpful hacks for better exercise

Running with IBS – helpful hacks for better exercise

If you have tried running with IBS you may find strenuous exercise can give you diarrhoea, cramps or stomach pains. For those who run long distances you may get caught short with no toilet near you. How does exercise affect IBS? If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome...
How to calm an IBS flare up

How to calm an IBS flare up

It can be so frustrating to be stopped in your tracks by an IBS flare up. Perhaps your belly has swelled up so you look pregnant, or you’re rushing to the loo every 10 minutes so can’t leave the house. Read below for my tips on how to support your body and...
How Many Times Should I Chew My Food?

How Many Times Should I Chew My Food?

Have you ever noticed how many times you chew your food? I’ve got four reasons why you should probably be chewing more than you currently are to support IBS symptoms. The importance of chewing your food The aim of chewing is to liquidise food in your mouth...
Herb Teas for IBS

Herb Teas for IBS

Have you tried drinking herb teas for IBS? Soothing drinks which benefit your digestion can help you during an IBS flare up, or to keep bloating at bay. They are also a great way of adding hydration to your day, because herb tea counts towards your goal of around two...
How to gain weight with IBS

How to gain weight with IBS

You might feel it’s impossible to gain weight with IBS symptoms thwarting your efforts. If you’ve been on strict elimination diets, or missing meals due to your sensitive digestion you may have lost weight without intending to. Unexpected, or undesired...
IBS and hair loss

IBS and hair loss

Some of my clients with IBS, also present with hair thinning and or hair loss. This is why I’m so excited about my new partnership with Trichology UK, where I’m working in a multi-disciplinary team to support people with gut issues and hair and scalp problems....
IBS & Disordered Eating – Food Anxiety

IBS & Disordered Eating – Food Anxiety

Can elimination diets for IBS lead to disordered eating? It’s not normally clear which comes first, the anxiety about food triggering your symptoms, or the dietary restriction leading to stressful thoughts and obsessive behaviour around eating. But we do know...
Could meditation help your gut health?

Could meditation help your gut health?

There is a growing body of evidence about the link between the brain and our gut, so how does meditation help improve gut health? Many of my clients notice that when they are more stressed their digestive system will be affected.  We are all familiar with stress...
Should I get a stool test for IBS?

Should I get a stool test for IBS?

If you’ve had IBS for a while you might be considering getting a stool test, but should you bother? What can a stool test tell you? Stool testing can tell you your levels of abundance of healthy and ‘bad’ bacteria the health of the intestinal lining...