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Understanding Gastritis

Understanding Gastritis

Gastritis is a common condition that occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes irritated or inflamed. A wide array of factors can cause it, from stress, to medications, to spicy foods. But don’t worry, whether you’ve got a case of the stomach bug blues, or you’re...

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What does the colour of my poop mean?

The colour of our poop is a fascinating but often overlooked indicator of our digestive health. Whilst we might feel shy to discuss it, the colour of your poop can tell you a lot about what is going on inside your body and can let you know if something isn’t working...

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Temporary vs Chronic Diarrhoea

Temporary vs Chronic Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea can be a real pain in the … gut! But did you know that there are two different types of diarrhoea? Whilst some cases of diarrhoea are temporary and go away on their own within a week or so, other cases are chronic and may require a visit to the doctor....

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How much gas is normal?

How much gas is normal?

Let’s face it, nobody wants to feel like a social pariah or clear a room with their flatulence. However, it is important to remember that passing gas is completely normal and that we all do it! In fact, the average person can have anywhere between 0.5 and 1.5 litres of...

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How to treat bloating

Bloating is a very common condition to experience. In fact, when asked, as many as 10-30% of healthy individuals reported that they regularly felt bloating.[1] However, when IBS sufferers were asked the same question 90% reported bloating as being one of their main...

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Constipation – When you want to go, but you can’t

Constipation – When you want to go, but you can’t

Giulia Enders, the author of GUT, describes constipation beautifully in that you wait on the toilet for something that just won't come, using a lot of force, but in return you get no more than what looks like raisins. You just don’t get that feeling of being empty and...

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The Best Low FODMAP Salad Recipes

The Best Low FODMAP Salad Recipes

Let me introduce you to my favourite low FODMAP salad recipes! Summer and salads go hand in hand, so I’m always grateful for the fact that it’s fairly easy to make low FODMAP salads. I’d like to share some of my favourite ones with you now. They’re all easy to make,...

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How to Make Low FODMAP Salads

How to Make Low FODMAP Salads

In summer, there’s nothing more refreshing to eat than a delicious, fresh salad. Although many types of cuisines can be difficult to make low FODMAP, thankfully salads aren’t one of them! There are loads of salad vegetable options for you to create the perfect low...

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My IBS Diversity Challenge

My IBS Diversity Challenge

What is diet diversity? The term ‘diet diversity’ relates to the range of different fruits and vegetables we eat within our diet. The reason diet diversity is important is because it’s been shown that eating as wide a range of fruit and vegetables as possible has...

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