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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...
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...