Food + Recipes, IBS

The sweet truth behind our ‘healthy’ snacks

In my pursuit of health and after learning more about the impact of sugar on the body, I began to get into the habit of reading the labels of everything I ate. Many of the snacks I used to purchase that I thought were healthy alternatives, were actually more sugar-dense than chocolate and other treats!… Continue reading The sweet truth behind our ‘healthy’ snacks

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How to have a happier belly

Following on from my previous post about the role of the microbiome in our health, here are some easy and practical tips to improve your gut health and help you feel better: 1. Diversity is queen For somebody with IBS, it can be a scary thought to move away from your 'safe foods'. However, by… Continue reading How to have a happier belly

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What is the gut microbiome?

I was first introduced to the term the 'gut microbiome' by Tim Spector, a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College London. Spector specialises in twin studies, genetics, epigenetics, the microbiome and diet and I was fortunate to attend a talk he hosted nearly five years ago at KCL. He is a best-selling author, and… Continue reading What is the gut microbiome?

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How I Healed my IBS – Step 3 – Managing my mental health & stress

The diet overhaul and supplement regime were the jumpstart I need to improve my health. However, longer term, a large factor in my IBS was my mind. I was always an anxious, introverted child, and these tendencies had continued into my 20’s. As my mind became clearer and I think perhaps being in my mid-20’s,… Continue reading How I Healed my IBS – Step 3 – Managing my mental health & stress