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 04.02.2015 | 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 17.10.2014 | 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 ap...

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.

Yum: Pickled Cabbage And Blue Cheese Said To Ward Off Colds And Flu

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Pickled cabbage, blue cheese and cured olives may sound the shopping wishlist of an old aged pensioner, but fermented foods are making a resurgence on...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: How To Spot The Symptoms

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is remarkably high. Nutritionist therapist Petronella Ravenshear estimates about 1 in...

The Diary of a Hermit : IBS

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Eggleton

For the last ten years the structure of my day has been dictated by my busy bowels. I've always had a speedy metabolism, but these days my innards conduct themselves like an Olympic bobsleigh team. My daily schedule is controlled by my petulant paunch, and it's become necessary to assess every journey/task and appoint a risk factor.

Can Eating Meat Make IBD Worse?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This article has been updated after incorrectly inserting facts about IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Changing your diet can rapidly affect the ki...

12 Signs That It's Time to Change Doctor

Marek Doyle | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

If you suspect your doctor is providing you with substandard treatment but can't quite pinpoint where the problem lies, then this list is for you. Here are the dozen most common red flags that will tell you if your doctor is blundering with your health. Ready? Let's begin with the first six.

Gluten Allergies Don't Exist, Says Specialist Doctor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The key symptoms of a gluten allergy may be a combination of migraines, mood swings, deep fatigue and a gamut of gastro-intestinal problems from const...

Food, Diet and Self-Nurturing - Returning to True Health

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

Over the last ten years, I have chosen to see food with a natural, common-sense approach. What would happen if we felt our bodies before we did our weekly shop? What if we asked our body what it needed - not what it is craving? What if I only eat when I am hungry?

Gassy Guts: Why Doctors Need to Get Serious About IBS

Natalie de Winter | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie de Winter

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the Sarah Palin of ailments; nobody takes it seriously... IBS is still a condition whose name is met with disinterest, an eye roll and sometimes a snort of derision; and that's just from the doctors.

Improving Digestion - A Merry Christmas Log Blog

Claire Snowdon-Darling | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Snowdon-Darling

People with IBS need 40% more protein than other people, this is because the body struggles to absorb when it's in crisis. The protein needs to be in an easily absorbable form so we swear by non whey protein shakes such as organic soya protein.

Can a Malfunctioning Ileo-Cecal Valve Cause IBS?

Laura Knowles | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

I specialise in bowels. That always gets an odd look or a nervous laugh. What do you say to a woman who works with poo?