You are probably ready for Christmas, but not looking forward to dealing with your IBS and your digestion. Here are a couple more things you can do to make yourself more comfortable over the Christmas period and help your digestion.… Read more
Summer is a time of wonderful food and sizzling BBQ’s. Yet when you have IBS and food intolerance, this can be a tricky time of year for digestion. So here are 3 ways to boost your digestion this summer:
Although they are supposed to be healthy, foods like lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber can be really difficult to digest.… Read more
You think (and are told) that your digestive system is all about diet and the organs/chemical reactions involved in breaking down and properly assimilating that food.
If that’s the whole story, why aren’t you getting relief?… Read more
If you are feeling somewhat in the dark with your IBS, read on.
When we are in the midst of everyday living it can be really hard to understand what’s going on with our IBS. It can seem so unclear which food triggers are causing what type of reaction, and we can end up feeling thwarted and just tired of it all.… Read more
In France we do not celebrate Thanksgiving, but I wanted to write a post in the spirit of Thanksgiving to honor those of you who are celebrating today.
For me the spirit of Thanksgiving is appreciating everything that is going well in our lives, despite the dull ache or searing cramps of IBS.… Read more
Have you tried acupressure to help with your IBS symptoms? I thought these acupressure points for constipation and digestive issues could be useful to you. Although not everyone is necessarily sensitive to them, they are definitely worth trying out.… 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 “You can’t”
“I can’t” was the wall between me and ALL of that.… Read more
If you have IBS, you may feel that your sleep is not as good as it could be. By reverse engineering, you can improve your digestion – and get a better night’s sleep.
When your stomach is pulling (and you think you’re still hungry)
It is really difficult to know what to do when your stomach is pulling.… Read more
If you have IBS and digestion is an issue for you, the food you eat needs to be particularly nourishing.
Eating food is supposed to be a pleasure – but also something that nourishes our body, keeping us balanced and healthy.… Read more
Living in France has let me step out of my cultural norm, and taught me valuable lessons about food in France and digestion.
Food in the UK
I was one of those children who, like many, were treated to crisps, chocolate bars and cakes.… Read more