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A beginner’s guide to the low FODMAP diet

A beginner’s guide to the low FODMAP diet

If your doctor has told you to try the low FODMAP diet for your IBS symptoms, but you’re confused about what to do, take a look at my guide to the low FODMAP diet. What is the low FODMAP diet? FODMAP is an acronym standing for fermentable, Oligosaccharides,...
When the low FODMAP diet doesn’t work

When the low FODMAP diet doesn’t work

Have you tried the FODMAP diet but it didn’t work? Many of my clients come to me saying they’ve already tried several diets for IBS including dairy free, gluten free and the low FODMAP diet. Everyone’s symptoms are different, so there is no IBS diet that works for...
Are fermented foods good for IBS?

Are fermented foods good for IBS?

You’ve probably heard someone recommend fermented foods for IBS, but is it a good idea? Fermented foods include foods like: yoghurt (fermented milk) kefir (fermented milk) sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) kimchi (Korean fermented spicy vegetables) tempeh...
The Real Causes of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

The Real Causes of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

If you’re searching for the causes of IBS symptoms, you’ve probably Googled a few hundred pages! You might have found a range of answers from ‘the cause is unknown’ to ‘high FODMAP foods’ with a few suggestions of stress along the...
Why does my stomach rumble? Causes of noisy digestion

Why does my stomach rumble? Causes of noisy digestion

Ever interrupted a meeting with a loud stomach rumble? Or heard sounds in there like a blocked drain is being cleared? Whilst it can be embarrassing, stomach noises aren’t normally anything to worry about, it’s often just food and liquid moving through...
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...