Low FODMAP and Vegetarian

Following a Low FODMAP & Vegetarian Diet

It’s January 2020 and I have decided to be vegetarian for a month! Hundreds of thousands of people follow the ‘Veganuary’ trend and try being vegan for the month of January. I have decided however to try becoming vegetarian first – maybe I’ll be vegan next January! Following a Low FODMAP & Vegetarian Diet at the same time can be …

Travel With IBS

Travelling whilst on the Low FODMAP Diet

The Low FODMAP Diet can be hard to follow at the best of times, but what happens when you’re on holiday or travelling with work, and you’re away from home surrounded by foreign foods and a foreign language? Sophie Bibbs, who we recently interviewed (you can read the full interview here), kindly also spoke to us about her experience of …

Sophie Bibbs

Interview with Sophie Bibbs

We recently interviewed Health Coach Sophie Bibbs and here is what she had to say! My name is Sophie Bibbs, and I am a digestive health coach who helps women struggling with IBS and uncomfortable digestive problems to take control of their gut. I work virtually with clients all over the world, so they can take control of their gut …

Theo Paphitis SBS Award Winner

Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday – Winner!

Have you heard of Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday venture? From their website: “Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons’ Den on BBC Two. He is Chairman of Ryman Stationery plus Boux Avenue lingerie, Robert Dyas and latest acquisition London Graphic …

Accepting the gold award at the Free From Food Awards

Fodmap Friendly Gold Winner at the Free From Food Awards!

In the beginning of 2018 we were disappointed to have missed entering our products into the Free From Food Awards, so we waited a whole year in order to enter them for 2019! In December 2018 we entered the awards and in January we sent off our products for judging. A few weeks later we found out two of the …

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New support programme for anyone with IBS

As many as 20% of the British population suffers with irritable bowel syndrome, according to charity The IBS Network. The exact causes of this longstanding, incurable condition, which affects more women than men, are unclear, but among its main symptoms are abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea, but they can also include nausea, fatigue, headaches and backaches. It is known …

Top 5 resources for dealing with IBS

Top 5 resources for those suffering with IBS (in UK)

I have been suffering with IBS for around 7 years, though I was only properly diagnosed 4 years ago. Below are the top 5 resources that I use nearly everyday now, and that I wish I had known about 7 years ago! I wanted to share these with you as I think you will find them incredibly useful, supportive and …

Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes

Christmas is my favourite time of the whole year, particularly as it’s my birthday just 4 days before as well! It’s a great time for celebrating, seeing friends and family, curling up by a log fire and Christmas Tree and enjoying a warm drink… all whilst watching It’s A Wonderful Life, Home Alone and other Christmas classics! For those of …

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Managing your IBS at Christmas

Christmas is literally just around the corner and it’s such an exciting time of they year, with Christmas Parties, families getting together, Father Christmas visiting the little people in our lives, mint matchmakers are back on sale… I could go on! However, for those of us suffering with digestive conditions, it can actually also be a very daunting time of …

Which supermarkets are best to shop ‘free from’?

One of the reasons I developed the Bay’s Kitchen brand is because after being diagnosed with IBS and handed a scrap of paper saying ‘FODMAP’ I then spent hours upon hours for the next few months in supermarkets scanning the shelves and reading the back labels of hundreds of products to try to find something I could eat, which didn’t …

Interview with Kirsten Jackson

Welcome to our latest interview blog post… welcoming Kirsten Jackson! Kirsten is a Dietician, who also founded The Food Treatment Clinic. Kirsten has a passion for providing more support to help us overcome our tummy issues! I am a consultant gastroenterology dietitian and founder of The Food Treatment Clinic. I initially started working in the NHS after I graduated with …

What to wear when you have IBS

Girls… How To Dress When You Have IBS!

Sorry guys, this one is just for the girls! Living with IBS isn’t great. It can really take over your life and get you really thinking about things which never really crossed your mind before. Before I had IBS I would throw some clothes on and walk out the door, with no worries and it’d never really matter if I’d …

Batch cooking at Easter

Batch Cooking at Easter

Whether you’re lucky enough to have the whole two weeks of Easter Holidays off, or you’re just free to enjoy the long Easter weekend, it’s a great time to work on some batch cooking and meal prepping! In order to really make use of your time to batch cook, you need a few key things… plenty of spare tupperware, space …

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10 Dos & Don’ts when you have IBS!

Here are some key things to follow when you are living with IBS to make life a bit easier! We’ll start with the ‘dos’!!  And now for the don’ts!! We hope these tips help you manage your IBS and you begin to lead a happier more symptom free life!

Cecilie Hauge Agotnes

Interview with Cecilie Hauge Agotnes

My name is Cecilie.  I’m 44 years, married to my teenage-boyfriend and have a grown-up son. We live on the West-Coast of Norway, the next biggest city in Norway, Bergen. I used to be an award-winning nailtech (won the English championship!), but became ill 7-8 years ago and had to close my company. I was diagnosed with a rare, chronic …

IBS FODMAP news

“In the news” January 2018

Chewing gum can cause jaw and digestive issues – if you suffer with IBS, IBD or other digestive issues it’s strongly recommended that you don’t chew gum. By chewing gum you swallow air pockets which cause bloating, gas and pain. Read article Dr Berean is co-creating a new gas-sensing, swallowable capsule designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal …

December IBS News

“In the news” December 2017

Each month we will bring you the latest news which has caught our attention, regarding the Low FODMAP Diet, IBS and other gastrointestinal issues. The Monash University FODMAP App is one of the, if not THE, most popular app for those following a Low FODMAP Diet and it’s celebrating it’s fifth birthday this month! The app has plenty of information …

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“In the news” November 2017

Each month we will bring you the latest news which has caught our attention, regarding the Low FODMAP Diet, IBS and other gastrointestinal issues. This is a great article, looking at the differences between IBD (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis) and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Read article IQuity, a US based company, has developed a highly innovative new blood test that …

Low FODMAP Lifestyle

Does following the Low FODMAP Diet have to be expensive?

The short answer is no. Most people will always have the perception that following any kind of diet will be more expensive. Making meals from scratch and buying more fruit, veg and healthy ingredients can add up to a lot more than buying five ready meals. However, firstly the cost will depend on what your diet is like at the …

Low FODMAP News

“In the news” October 2017

Each month we will bring you the latest news which has caught our attention, regarding the Low FODMAP Diet, IBS and other gastrointestinal issues. There is always a lot of confusion about IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), so this series looks at the differences between the two… Part one Part two Part three We hope you …

Julie Thompson

An interview with Julie Thompson

Julie Thompson is a UK specialist IBS dietitian working in the NHS and private practice. She has been involved in the development of dietary guidelines for IBS in the UK and with colleagues published a review of probiotics for IBS. Julie has worked with people with IBS at a specialist level for eight years and is passionate about people getting …

My favourite Low FODMAP Meals

My Favourite Low FODMAP Meals

Following the Low FODMAP Diet isn’t easy, particularly at the start. You find yourself spending endless time walking up and down supermarket aisles, reading every food label to see what you can find that’s safe to eat. So, I thought I’d share some of my easy, mostly quick and always tasty Low FODMAP meals, so you can try them at …

IBS News

“In the news” September 2017

Each month we will bring you the latest news which has caught our attention, regarding the Low FODMAP Diet, IBS and other gastrointestinal issues. We hope you found these articles interesting. If you have seen anything in the news which you think we should share, please email hello@bayskitchen.co.uk.