Back when I had IBS, I found there were very few foods I could digest. And although it sounds crazy, I found a comforting hot plate of chips and a can of Coke is what I digested the best.… Read more
If you have IBS, food intolerance can be tricky to understand. Are low Fodmap foods easier to digest? What else should you look out for? Read on to find out.
What you need to know
You will often be reacting not to a food, but to a component of that food, even if it’s 100% natural.… Read more
There is a part of ourselves we cannot see and therefore often overlook. It is called energy. Chinese medicine recognises the flow of energy in our bodies as being vital to balance and health.
Reiki is an alternative therapy, a means of unblocking and rebalancing that energy flow.… Read more
Stress and IBS often go together, fuelling each other.
To counter stress and IBS, it is essential to understand that stress gets its power from FEAR. What kind of fears did I have deep down? Maybe you may have similar ones:
The fear of not coping;
Fear of not getting everything done;
A fear of having a flare-up;
Fear of losing your job;
The fear of not being seen as a success;
Fear of not being a good wife, parent, boss, coworker, friend…
Fear of not being enough.… Read more
One of the most difficult IBS to deal with is feeling so tired. The overwhelming impression that you have a million things to do, and no energy to do them with.
I don’t know about you but just getting out of bed was a real strain for me.… Read more
I used to think that stress was something I had to endure and had no control over. So learning that stress could be fuelling my IBS just made me feel even more helpless. But then I discovered that we don’t just have to put up with it.… Read more
Are you being careful with meds? Or do they tend to pile up?
We are part of a culture of prescribing and taking meds.
We have been brought up like this. All of us.
You go to the doctor, they prescribe you something to give you relief, and you take it.… Read more
When was the last time you went to see a doctor or specialist, and you came out with the distinct impression that they didn’t really know anything about IBS?
I did this so often I gave up going.… Read more
Think of all the things in your life right now that you want to do, but you can’t. Because of IBS:
You can’t eat what you want to
Actually enjoy food
Eat healthy food without any bloating, or pain
Not have to worry about bathroom issues or flare-ups
Not have to wear a mask saying “everything is fine“
You can’t actually be and feel fine
Go to a restaurant with friends and have a good time
Have a different job, or a different boss
You can’t go on holiday and actually enjoy it – and to come back feeling energised
Have less pressure
Feel full of energy
Feel passionate about something – not just getting by
Wake up feeling completely rested
The wall of “I can’t because of IBS”
“I can’t because of IBS” was the wall between me and ALL of that.… Read more
IBS flare-ups are just the worst. You never really know when they’re going to hit. And you never know how long they are going to last either. All you know is that you’re out of action.… Read more