Ibs

10 Problems of IBD That Nobody Talks About

Jenna Downes | Posted 26.05.2016 | 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 23.05.2016 | 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 19.05.2016 | 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 20.04.2016 | 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 13.04.2016 | 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 04.04.2016 | 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 18.03.2016 | 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 13.01.2016 | 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 03.01.2016 | 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 24.03.2016 | 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.

Rushing Woman's Syndrome

Dr Libby Weaver | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Libby Weaver

Never before in my work have I witnessed so many females in a mad rush to do everything and be all things to all people. Never before have I seen the extent of reproductive system and sex hormone challenges that I now see. Women are wired. Many of them are tired too. Tired yet wired.

Help With IBS

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Do you need help with IBS? You're not alone, around one in five people will experience IBS at some point in their lives. Hypnotherapy for IBS is appro...

Poorna Bell

These High Fructose Foods May Make You Bloated

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People who suffer from IBS or other underlying gastrointestinal conditions will know that fructose can make things worse. However, new research has re...

IBS: The Secret Bitter Pill That Drugs Won't Sweeten

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

IBS needs to be discussed openly, honestly and with no holds barred. It needs to be looked at in the wider context of what stressful lives and high sugar and processed diets are doing to the human body.

Ever Experienced Bloating or Bowel Problems?

Natalie Lamb | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Lamb

There is often more than one cause of an individual's IBS and these can vary from person to person. Many IBS sufferers also tend to have a range of symptoms that do not appear to come from the bowel, but can be related to other symptoms such as headaches, backache, insomnia, tiredness and muscle pain.

Stool-Sniffing Test Can Detect Bowel Disease, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bowel (or colorectal) disease can cover several types of bowel condition - the main ones are Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Bowel Cancer and Irr...

Rawtastic or Rawful? Is Raw Food Right for Your Body?

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

I love a good raw fast and my diet is now packed with loads of lovely raw organic fruit and veg but wind the clock back seven years when I had horrific Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms and the very foods I thought were helping my health were actually hindering it.

The Promise of Placebos - and the Promise Beyond?

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.