IBS Sufferer Brands Tesco Toilets 'Horrifying' After Supermarket Removes Seats

Caters | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An IBS sufferer has branded Tesco “gross” after she rushed to use the loo in the supermarket but claims staff had removed all the toilet seats. Sa...

IBS: How Your Doctor Could Be Misdiagnosing You

Julie Haigh | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Haigh

With the end of IBS Awareness Month in April, and the growing research into the importance of gut health we now know much more than we ever did about our guts. Despite this many of us are still not aware of what could really be behind our symptoms.

Let's Stop Side-Stepping The IBS 'Poo Taboo'

Alison Reid | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Reid

Pharmacists play a key role in signposting people with IBS symptoms to see their GP for a diagnosis. Our members have reported that talking openly about their condition with people who understand really helps them break this cycle supporting them in taking control of their IBS. Through our work, the charity is challenging the 'poo taboo'.

Shit Happens: IBS

Vicky Kuhn | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Kuhn

Today I'm going to be talking shit, or poo if you prefer. Not the first conversation topic you'd reach for necessarily, but one that definitely needs to be spoken about more, once we're done talking about the weather that is. The matter on my mind is actually IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is so much more than just poo.

Why Stomach Upsets Spring Up As We Head Back To School And Work

PROMOTION BY ENTEROSGEL | Phillip Othen | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Packed commuter trains, crowded office meeting rooms, classrooms full of children with no sense of personal space, all this helps to make upset tummie...

The Many Benefits of Bone Broth (And No-I'm not talking about weight loss)

Jenna Downes | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

, I do believe bone broth can be amazing for you- and today I wanted to share some of the many actual benefits of bone broth and explain how to introduce it into your diet.

Low FODMAP Recipe: Thai-Style Tofu Noodles

Emer Delaney | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

With the weather looking to hot up this week and many people bringing out their BBQ's and picnics, I wanted to share one of my favourite summer recipes with you. My Thai-Style Tofu Noodles are a great alternative for a tasty, light summer lunch or as an exiting side dish for your BBQ.

Eight Ways to Naturally Detox Your Gut

Jenna Downes | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

Detox' is one of the most overused words in our vocabulary at the moment: I see it attached to everything from smoothies to foot stickers to overpriced supplements. Unfortunately, we're so far removed from it that so many of us want a quick fix and engage in all kind of crazy diets and potions in a bid to 'cleanse' that many of us don't know what it actually means- giving it a terrible reputation!

10 Problems of IBD That Nobody Talks About

Jenna Downes | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

I have to plan for every possibility with this disease: extra food? Check. medication in hand luggage and in suitcase? Check. Printed list of nearest hospital in case I suddenly go from remission to a flare-up by the time I land? Check. You don't even want to see the size of my hand luggage.

Low FODMAP Diet: Warm Halloumi and Potato Salad

Emer Delaney | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

This Mediterranean warm halloumi and potato salad is the perfect lunch on a hot summer's day. It's quick and easy to make, spicy and full of flavour and, whether your guests are meat lovers or vegetarians, they'll LOVE IT!! It's also perfect for anyone following a low FODMAP diet such as people with IBS or digestive disorders.

Low FODMAP Recipe: Courgette and Lemon Risotto

Emer Delaney | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

This courgette and lemon risotto is sublime. It's healthy, tasty and full of nutrients, meaning that you'll look great, feel great and, best of all, it's not a diet so no restrictions. Just healthy choices.

Got IBS? Six Things You NEED to Know

Jenna Downes | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

I hope this post has given you a better idea of the other gut health issues that exist outside and alongside IBS. It is great that more people are speaking out and raising awareness of IBS; let's make sure together that IBS isn't just a label doled out doctors but a recognized condition that is diagnosed by properly excluding other causes.

IBS - Another Success Story of Low FODMAP Treatment

Emer Delaney | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

IBS is a common condition and it affects approximately 4 million people in the UK. It is a chronic, relapsing and often life-long condition and people suffer from significant symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating and an overwhelming sense of lethargy.

Living with a Chronic Condition: The Difference Between Responsibility and Blame

Jenna Downes | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

I know I am not a doctor or an expert. In fact, the only person I can really speak for here is myself. But I'd like to think that my years of being my own advocate means I know my body pretty well and hope I can use this to help you manage life better living with a chronic disease.

Beyond Yoghurt: Everything You Need to Know About Probiotics

Jenna Downes | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

If you, like many readers of us, are working on improving your gut health or just want to give your immune system a helping hand in this cold weather then it's likely that probiotics are already on your radar.

Ten Times You Hate Being Gluten Free

Jenna Downes | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

Living gluten free can be difficult. Although there's more gluten free food available and awareness is higher than ever, we still have those FML moments when we curse gluten to all eternity. Here's 10 times when being gluten free makes life that little bit more stressful...

IBD in the Media: Why We Need Education, Not Sensationalism

Jenna Downes | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

The stories that feature in the media lately range from the dangerous misinformed to the intentionally comical (at least that's the desired effect; I'm certainly not laughing!) Here's 5 misrepresentation of IBD that I've spotted in the media recently...

Dad Nearly Misses Son's Birth Due To Extreme Diarrhoea

PA Real Life | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Parents

A dad nearly missed the birth of his first child because the combination of stress and his severe bowel disorder meant he needed to go to the toilet 2...

Open Letter To The Lady Who Tutted At A Woman For Using The Disabled Loos...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At first glance, Samantha Cleasby looks like your average 33-year-old. But in 2003 she was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The mot...

Can The NHS Learn From The Treatment Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Andrew Cunningham

A diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, is a classic heart-sink for a doctor because IBS, although affecting 15% of the population has no known cause or explanation.

What Is IBS And How Can You Deal With It?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (as it's formally known) is a common health disorder which leads to abdominal cramping, changes in bowel movements and...

How To Reduce The Chances Of IBS Flaring Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's National Gut Awareness Week and it seems many of us could do with a lesson or two in how to look after our insides. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (...

It's National Gut Week

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

As a long standing IBS sufferer and now a health practitioner specialising in digestive issues I really celebrate the fact that guts and their problem...

PCOS: Glamourise or Stereotype? Neither, Thanks

Clare Coyle | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Coyle

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS as it is more commonly known, is not a glamorous condition. I know that sounds like quite a negative statement to open with, but it is the truth as I see it. It is something that affects a large number of women in the UK, yet only receives very limited and stereotypical media coverage.

My Almond Tabbouleh Recipe and Why It Has No Wheat

Christopher James Clark | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

Tabbouleh, a traditional Middle Eastern dish, offers dense nutrition and bold, delicious flavors. For the millions of people avoiding wheat, however, tabbouleh's inclusion of bulgur spoils the fun. Omitting the bulgur is an option, but swapping in germinated almonds is far more interesting. We'll get to the recipe, but first let's briefly give wheat the benefit of the doubt.