• 3 Tips For Managing Your IBS When You're Going Out

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    3 Tips For Managing Your IBS When You're Going Out
    Struggling with IBS is difficult enough on a day to day basis, but during social events or when you’re going out with friends, it can trigger your symptoms even more. Dining out in restaurants is an absolute joy for anyone who doesn’t have to think about their gut issues, but for those suffering from IBS, it can be an absolute nightmare. A menu filled...
  • Vegan Meal Inspiration: Can You Be Vegan If You Have IBS?

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    Vegan Meal Inspiration: Can You Be Vegan If You Have IBS?
    When you are an IBS sufferer, you get creative with your food and recipes. Caution comes first if you have experienced the well-known symptoms of having an Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the past.  In your search for foods that agree with your digestive system a bit better, you may have come across the vegan diet as an alternative to getting healthier while you protect...
  • Why IBS symptoms Might Worsen On Your Period

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    Why IBS symptoms Might Worsen On Your Period
    If you are an IBS sufferer, then you could dread your monthly cycle. During our periods, our Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms can flare-up. This is due to all of our hormone levels changing, making us feel truly not like ourselves. In this article, we will be touching on the link between our hormones and digestive system, what the common symptoms of both are and...
  • 5 Tips for People Who Are Considering Switching To A Vegan Diet

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    5 Tips for People Who Are Considering Switching To A Vegan Diet
    It’s a huge transition to go from meat-eater to vegan diet, but one that can literally change your life, whether that’s freeing your conscience or feeling healthier. Like all habit change, it can take a while to embed and get to grips with cooking vegan friendly food. You’ll also need full awareness and understanding of how to eat from varied food groups so that...
  • IBS Awareness Month: What Having IBS Is Really Like

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    IBS Awareness Month: What Having IBS Is Really Like
    For the entire month of April, we look at and recognise Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, as being an illness that many of us suffer from on a day-to-day basis. First introduced by the United States National Health Observances, this month of awareness has made it across the globe and now many of us look to learn more about IBS during this month.  In this...
  • Spring Is Here: 3 Gut-Friendly Snacks To Enjoy On A Picnic

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    Spring Is Here: 3 Gut-Friendly Snacks To Enjoy On A Picnic
    Spring is here and we don’t know about you, but we are really looking forward to that picnic weather. Sometimes, packing your picnic can be tricky, especially if you are an IBS suffer or need gut-friendly alternatives. But never fear, we are here with all the inspiration you need! In this article, we will be listing our top three gut-friendly snacks which make ideal...
  • The Main Differences Between IBS And Endometriosis And What Treatment You Will Need

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    The Main Differences Between IBS And Endometriosis And What Treatment You Will Need
    When it comes to IBS, the symptoms can feel distinctly similar to other illnesses, such as Endometriosis. So, it’s important to go to a medical professional or doctor to fully understand the difference and which one you could be suffering from. In this article, we will be looking at what exactly Endometriosis is, how it differs from IBS in terms of its symptoms, and...
  • How Caffeine Affects IBS & Our Top Recommend Caffeine-Free Teas

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    How Caffeine Affects IBS & Our Top Recommend Caffeine-Free Teas
    When it comes to having Irritable Bowel Syndrome, there are many foods and drinks that need to be avoided to prevent any symptoms from flaring up – including caffeine. In this article, we will be looking at exactly why caffeine triggers IBS and our top recommended caffeine-free teas which you can drink after your meals, before bed, and throughout the day, which will be...
  • 5 Vegan-Friendly Recipes On Mother’s Day

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    5 Vegan-Friendly Recipes On Mother’s Day
    Mother’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to cook your beloved mum a special meal. But what if she’s vegan? In the past, that word could strike fear in the heart of most meat-eaters. Luckily nowadays, we’re all more vegan savvy so it’s much easier to find vegan-friendly recipes and ingredients fit for a wonderful celebration like Mother’s Day.  Vegan Mother’s Day Gifts It can...
  • IBS Friendly Clothing That Are Suitable When You’re Feeling Bloated

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    IBS Friendly Clothing That Are Suitable When You’re Feeling Bloated
    Hi there, fellow IBS-C sufferers. Don’t we all know the problem of not fitting into any of your clothes when your IBS is flaring up? It can be really frustrating and emotionally draining, especially if you’re trying to look cute for a social event but your tummy doesn’t allow you to. We have a few tips for you on IBS friendly clothing that are...
  • Understanding The Traffic Light System And How It Can Help With Your IBS

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    Understanding The Traffic Light System And How It Can Help With Your IBS
    If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, you are probably all too familiar with what the symptoms can be like. Whilst there is no actual cure as of yet for this illness, there are a few ways to prevent feeling ill or bloated after meals. You could try natural ways such as exercising more or even stomach massages, to aid in better digestion. But,...
  • What Unexpected Foods Are Low FODMAP And Can You Include In Your IBS Meal Plan?

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    What Unexpected Foods Are Low FODMAP And Can You Include In Your IBS Meal Plan?
    For those suffering from gut health issues, especially IBS, one of the main things to help with these issues is to change up your diet. If you’ve done your research, the chances are high that you are already familiar with the low FODMAP diet. But by doing that research, you may have also found out that the low FODMAP eliminates a lot of products...
  • What is FODMAP Stacking And Our Tips To Avoid It

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    What is FODMAP Stacking And Our Tips To Avoid It
    Tummy trouble symptoms like bloating, gas, pain, constipation, and diarrhoea will be all too familiar to anyone who suffers with poor gut health. And too often, these make life downright miserable. That’s why it’s so vital to understand triggers, how these can be avoided and the best way to maintain a healthy and varied diet to achieve optimal gut health.   Common triggers for irritable bowel syndrome...
  • Download Your Valentine’s Menu

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    Download Your Valentine’s Menu
    We wanted to help you enjoy a Valentine’s meal without suffering too much with IBS symptoms. Free to download your ‘Valentine’s Menu’ with recipes. LOW FODMAP VEGAN & NON-VEGAN VALENTINE’S MENU   STARTER Black Olive Pate served with garlic infused fried bread, (suitable for vegans) MAIN Chicken, Bacon & Oyster & Mushroom Pie served with vegetables Vegan option: Green bean casserole: https://alittlebityummy.com/recipe/en-gb/low-fodmap-green-bean-casserole-2/ DESSERT Chocolate Coconut Mousse,...
  • The Difference Between IBS-C And IBS-D

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    The Difference Between IBS-C And IBS-D
    A common misconception is that everyone suffering from IBS struggles with the same symptoms and needs the same treatment. In fact, there are over three different variations to IBS that we can categorise, but even within those diagnoses, people can experience it differently. Whereas you may be struggling with diarrhea, others may have problems going to the toilet at all and end up feeling...
  • 3 Creative Meals That Make Your Low FODMAP Diet More Fun

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    3 Creative Meals That Make Your Low FODMAP Diet More Fun
    If you are new to the IBS world or are just trying to find out more information about how you can spice up your meal time, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will be looking at what counts as a Low FODMAP diet, as well as what to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read on to find out...
  • 3 Low FODMAP Lunch Ideas For IBS Sufferers

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    3 Low FODMAP Lunch Ideas For IBS Sufferers
    Switching up your meal plan can be tricky, especially if you suffer from IBS and it’s easier to stick to the products you know won’t mess up your gut. But eating the same breakfast and lunch every single day of the year doesn’t sound too appealing either. In case you’re looking for new lunch recipes that your gut will love as well. A Low...
  • How to Get Rid of Bloating and Most Common Causes of a Bloated Stomach

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    How to Get Rid of Bloating and Most Common Causes of a Bloated Stomach
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome comes with many painful and frankly, annoying symptoms which many of us suffer from on a daily basis. Combating these symptoms can be easier said than done and typically, it takes a lot of time for us to fully understand our own personal IBS journey to do so. In this article, we will be discussing everything surrounding bloating! A bloated stomach...
  • IBS New Year’s Resolutions: How to Fix Your Gut Health

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    IBS New Year’s Resolutions: How to Fix Your Gut Health
    In 2022, we are saying goodbye to bad gut health and hello to a well-balanced, IBS friendly diet. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be more intune with your stomach, then we’ve got you covered. In this article, we will be covering how you can look at improving your gut health this year, how you can naturally help your stomach and...
  • Must Have Products To Have On Your Low FODMAP Shopping List

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    Must Have Products To Have On Your Low FODMAP Shopping List
    For all sufferers of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) eating food on the low FODMAP diet is essential.   Without focusing on these food groups, you could worsen your symptoms, leaving your stomach in massive amounts of pain and having either irregular or too regular bowel movements.  A low FODMAP shopping list is the perfect way to have a clear idea of what you can...
  • Everything You Need To Know About IBS

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    Everything You Need To Know About IBS
    Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition which requires good self-management and making lifestyle changes in order to control it. There are many aspects of IBS to consider, including what type you have, how to go about getting it diagnosed and what lifestyle changes you may need to make in order to make your gut happy again. In this article, we will be discussing everything...
  • What Are The Most Common Symptoms of an IBS Attack and How Can You Treat Them?

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    What Are The Most Common Symptoms of an IBS Attack and How Can You Treat Them?
    For the many of us that suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, knowing the causes of attacks and how to treat or prevent them is extremely valuable knowledge. With no direct cure for this illness, usually making changes to our lifestyle and food choices are some of the ways in which we can actively manage it. In this article, we will be looking at what...
  • Download Your Vegan 7 Day Christmas Meal Plan

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    Download Your Vegan 7 Day Christmas Meal Plan
    Lauren Renland has kindly put together a 7 day Christmas meal plan for all of you that not only have to deal with being on a low fodmap diet but also for those that have chosen to eat a vegan diet. It’s difficult enough trying to find a diet that you will enjoy being on a low fodmap diet but when you rightly choose...
  • Download Your Christmas Dinner All Wrapped Up Menu

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    Download Your Christmas Dinner All Wrapped Up Menu
    Rather than writing a Christmas dinner recipe, I thought it would be more useful for those following a low FODMAP diet to choose what they would like to eat on Christmas day following the food allowance advised from the Monash app. STARTERS PATE & TOAST/ROLL WITH A SIDE SALAD Biona Organic Black Olive Pate with Gluten free bread, (low fodmap allowance differs with certain brands of...
  • What Is IBS and How Can The Low FODMAP Diet Help?

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    What Is IBS and How Can The Low FODMAP Diet Help?
    Did you know that every two out of ten people suffer from IBS in the UK alone? With many people suffering from this illness it can become increasingly difficult to find foods which won’t upset our stomachs. In this article, we will be sharing our knowledge on what IBS is, how a FODMAP diet could be the answer for you and how you can incorporate IBS...
  • Download Your Free Low FODMAP Christmas Meal Plan

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    Download Your Free Low FODMAP Christmas Meal Plan
    We wanted to help you enjoy food during  Christmas without suffering too much with IBS symptoms. Free to download a  7 Day Meal Plan along with recipes. Written By  Lauren Renlund MPH Registered Dietitian.   (see recipe links in downloads). E-Book Downloads
  • Download Your Free 7 Day Meal Plan

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    Download Your Free 7 Day Meal Plan
    We wanted to help kick start your Low FODMAP diet by putting together a ‘Free 7 Day Meal Plan’ along with recipes. Written By  Lauren Renlund MPH Registered Dietitian. Recipes By Slightly Different Foods & Lauren Renlund, (see links in download for recipes). E-Book Downloads
  • Is it actually healthy to follow the low FODMAP diet long term?

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    Is it actually healthy to follow the low FODMAP diet long term?
    We know that the majority of IBS sufferers will experience symptom relief when following the low FODMAP diet. Finally attaining symptom relief after many years of experiencing the pain and inconvenience of IBS flares can make IBS sufferers reluctant to re-introduce foods that have been eliminated. This is understandable. Eliminating pain, bloating, urgency, diarrhoea and constipation are all key in managing IBS, but a...
  • 5 ways to increase variety and enjoyment on the low FODMAP diet

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    5 ways to increase variety and enjoyment on the low FODMAP diet
    5 ways to increase variety and enjoyment on the low FODMAP diet Article written by Helen Phadnis, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach at The Bespoke Nutrition Coach Once you’ve received a reliable diagnosis of IBS, one of the most common and effective treatments will be to follow a low FODMAP diet. This has been shown to provide symptom relief to 80% of IBS sufferers....
  • Food Intolerance or IBS? How to get a reliable test and diagnosis

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    Food Intolerance or IBS? How to get a reliable test and diagnosis
    Do you have gut symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, urgency, pain, wind or bloating that you would do absolutely anything to resolve? No wonder there are so many companies offering food intolerance tests out there. The good news is that for most people there is no need to pay for tests in the UK to get a diagnosis. Let me explain the route to...
  • Managing IBS with Diet. Canadian dietitian Lauren Renlund explains

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    Managing IBS with Diet. Canadian dietitian Lauren Renlund explains
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder. There’s no cure for IBS, but it’s possible to learn how to manage symptoms and get back to feeling good. Food is an essential component of digestion, so it makes sense that diet plays a major role in managing IBS symptoms. Food and IBS  You can find lots of information online about food and IBS....
  • What is IBS? Canadian dietitian Lauren Renlund explains

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    What is IBS? Canadian dietitian Lauren Renlund explains
     What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a very common digestive disorder. While the symptoms are not life threatening, they can be uncomfortable, frustrating and even embarrassing. When someone is diagnosed with IBS, it essentially means the gut is medically healthy but not working ideally. There is no cure for IBS, but there are many ways to help manage symptoms and feel good! ...
  • What are FODMAPS? Joanna Baker, FODMAP trained dietitian explains

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    What are FODMAPS? Joanna Baker, FODMAP trained dietitian explains
    What are FODMAPs Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is more than just the occasional tummy ache or rush to the bathroom. IBS can mean debilitating, unpredictable and sometimes daily symptoms of gas, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhoea. While no one knows what causes IBS and there is currently no known cure, the good news is it can be well managed with a low...
  • Struggling with gut symptoms and you’ve just had enough?

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    Struggling with gut symptoms and you’ve just had enough?
    Joanna Baker Joanna Baker is a dietitian and registered nurse who loves food. Her passion for digestive health stems from a lifelong battle with of her own with IBS and food intolerance. This has taught her both how hard it is to live with an unpredictable gut and how life changing it can be when food sensitivities are well managed. Joanna now runs a...
  • Q & A’s as an IBS sufferer

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    Q & A’s as an IBS sufferer
    Q & A’s with Sonia Fox, Founder of Slightly Different Foods & Alana Scott, Founder of A Little Bit Yummy Tell me about your own personal experience as an IBS sufferer.  Alana: ‘My first gut issues happened when I was at university. I used to be the girl who would sneakily unzip their jeans to relieve the pressure on my bloated belly during class....
  • An Interview with Alana Scott & Wellness Club Access

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    An Interview with Alana Scott & Wellness Club Access
    Sonia Fox, Founder of Slightly Different Foods in an interview with Alana Scott, Founder of A Little Bit Yummy. In 2013, Alana was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). She also suffers from coeliac disease, is allergic to tree nuts and was intolerant to dairy products for five years.  Like myself, Alana wanted to take control of her gut symptoms, so she started creating...
  • IBS, Menopause, Endometriosis & Exercise

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    IBS, Menopause, Endometriosis & Exercise
    Sonia Fox - I am an IBS Sufferer! As if that wasn’t enough, I also suffered from endometriosis! Research has found that 85% of women suffering from endometriosis also experienced bowel issues. Growing Up I suffered severe pain and cramps which led to me on every attack having to go to A&E or the doctors for antibiotics. After seeking medical advice, and after several...
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