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IBS and Coeliac Disease: A Guide to Understanding & Diagnosis

IBS and Coeliac Disease: A Guide to Understanding & Diagnosis

Are you confused about IBS and coeliac disease? Maybe you feel better without gluten in your diet, but you’re not sure whether you’ve been tested for coeliac disease or not. The cross over between IBS and coeliac disease 1 in 4 people are misdiagnosed with...
The impact of IBS on daily life

The impact of IBS on daily life

​The struggles of IBS: A new survey reveals the profound impact on daily life. I ran a survey with my audience about the impact of IBS, and the way Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects your day-to-day lives is really clear. I already knew from my work with clients...
Taking amitriptyline for IBS

Taking amitriptyline for IBS

Have you been offered a low dose of amitriptyline for IBS? It’s a antidepressant that’s sometimes offered to patients who experience significant abdominal pain related to digestion. If you’re unsure about taking medication for your IBS, you’re...
Why breakfast is important if you have IBS

Why breakfast is important if you have IBS

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Many people I work say they just don’t feel hungry in the morning, and so avoid eating. Maybe you don’t want to start off your bloating that hits as soon as you eat. Or you feel a bit nauseous first thing and want to...
Does being overweight cause IBS?

Does being overweight cause IBS?

I’m getting straight to the point with this one – There isn’t any evidence that being a heavier weight causes IBS. But, what we eat, and the way food moves through the body can impact our body size, and can also affect digestive symptoms like...
Gut Reset method – IBS nutrition support

Gut Reset method – IBS nutrition support

This post gives you an overview of what you might expect in the Gut Reset programme and how I use my cogs model for IBS.  Have you ever started out trying to fix your IBS with a laser sharp focus on one particular area like taking a probiotic, or deciding to go to the...
IBS and periods: What you need to know

IBS and periods: What you need to know

If you have IBS and periods you’ve probably experienced changes in your bowel habits through the menstrual cycle. You might be wondering whether you can do anything about worsening of IBS around your period. In this post I’m explaining why we get period poos, why you...
Should you do Veganuary with IBS?

Should you do Veganuary with IBS?

For many January = Veganuary. But should you do Veganuary with IBS? If you’re interested in a vegan diet you might wonder whether going vegan could help improve your Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms.  For anyone who is unfamiliar with Veganuary, it’s a chance to...
Vitamin D – does it help IBS and SIBO?

Vitamin D – does it help IBS and SIBO?

Could a supplement of vitamin D help improve your quality of life if you have IBS? Vitamin D is sometimes called the sunshine vitamin (it’s not actually even a vitamin but a hormone, but let’s just call it vitamin D for now!)  The first thing to note, is...
Is ginger good for IBS and SIBO?

Is ginger good for IBS and SIBO?

Have you ever tried ginger for IBS or SIBO? Ginger is a root herb used as a food flavouring and also has traditionally been used as a medicine. It’s a well-known anti-inflammatory and can be a good way of supporting your digestive system.  Ginger for slow transit time...