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Flaxseed – a small, but mighty seed

Flaxseed has been well researched in recent years and has gained the reputation as a functional food, making it an essential ingredient for any health conscious consumer to add to their shopping list. The main benefits of flaxseed seem to…

Vitamin D and IBS

Many people living with irritable bowel syndrome are vitamin D deficient, according to a study published in the BMJ Open Gastroenterology1. It has since been found that 82% of IBS sufferers are also low in vitamin D (less than 20 ng/mL)2 so…

Lucinda’s Story – BAD/BAM

Lucinda Barton suffered with what she was told was Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 20 years, despite constant trips to her GP and several gastrointestinal specialists for tests and  following various diets over the years, her symptoms…

Public Toilets – The good, The Bad and The Ugly

Public Toilets are never going to be a glamorous topic. Nevertheless, we all need to use them. Britain is often remarked for being a reserved nation, especially around topics such as our bodily functions. Whatever shyness there may be…

Being Diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Changed my Life

Coeliac Disease is a little known condition where the body’s immune system attacks the tissues when gluten is consumed. For Stella, diagnosis was positively life-changing - it meant she no longer had to live each day with stomach problems.

Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Saffronne Epaminondas has lived with IBS for over 32 years and was diagnosed at the age of 18. There is currently no cure, but Saffron kindly shares her experiences of living with this chronic illness.

IBS and Food

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a chronic relapsing and often lifelong disorder involving a collection of symptoms, which vary from person to person. This is a guide to what to look out for and how you can better manage IBS.

IBS Diet and Lifestyle: Where to Start

It’s not uncommon to struggle with diet for IBS - knowing what your triggers are  and what foods may help can be the key to reducing symptoms.  So we spoke to Sarah Monk, Registered Dietitian to get the facts about Irritable Bowel Syndrome…

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Few conditions can claim to be the subject of quite as many misconceptions as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Invisible illnesses are often the subject of much confusion – the term covers a vast array of conditions, including the…

Your Guide To Misdiagnosis Of Bowel Conditions

Being diagnosed with a bowel condition is a life-changing experience, and most are simply relieved to have a diagnosis and a direction to follow for treatment. What if you’re several months or years down the line with treatment and aren’t…

Lauren White – Talking how IBS affects daily life

It’s a natural part of our life and we all do it (in one form or another) and some of us have issues with it like any other part of our body but why is it that it’s not socially acceptable to be open about our bowel and having a bowel…

Coeliac Disease Treatments

Currently there is no cure for Coeliac Disease. This condition is a considered a long-term chronic illness. You can dramatically reduce your symptoms and heal any gut damage caused by the disease by following a gluten-free diet. There is…

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease is a common chronic autoimmune condition that affects around one in every 100 people. The condition is a reaction of the immune system to gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. You are more likely to…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is the name health professionals give to a series of symptoms relating to a disturbance of the large bowel that cannot be explained by any other disease. So what are the Symptoms of IBS? What are the…