Tomatoes and red chilli

10 of my favourite low FODMAP ingredients

When I was first diagnosed with IBS and advised to follow a low FODMAP diet, I went and did what we all probably did, I ‘Googled’ it! I was immediately panicked and disheartened to see so many of my favourite things on the high FODMAP list, which I needed to avoid. However, rather than dwelling on what I couldn’t eat, …

Relax in bath

Top 10 ways to destress

Stress is a major factor for those suffering with IBS and other digestive issues. It has been proven in some cases, large amounts of stress (be it down to a new job, grievance or other factor in your life) has been the trigger of some peoples IBS. Whether your IBS started as the result of a hugely stressful time in …

Dealing with IBS at work

Dealing with IBS at work

Most working environments aren’t at all ideal for IBS sufferers. I have predominantly worked in an office environment since having IBS and it has thrown up daily challenges for me; from being in a client meeting where it’s quiet and my bowels are not! To being in the toilet cubicle whilst there are other ladies in the toilets and I …

Don't panic about IBS

Don’t Panic

So you’ve just been diagnosed with IBS and start to panic… well there’s no need to. In November 2015, my doctor told me I have IBS. I had thought about it before, had food intolerance tests and taken over the counter remedies for my symptoms but the flare ups were getting worse and more frequent. When I got the diagnosis, …