Have you ever fixed one of your IBS symptoms, just to find your solution stops working – or new symptoms suddenly appear? Here’s how to start breaking that IBS vicious circle, and get some relief!
How the IBS vicious cycle works
When IBS flares up, it is a real pain in every sense of the word. … Read more
Many IBS sufferers just try to get through the day and manage IBS symptoms as best they can. But without getting much relief.
I did this too for many years. But (thankfully) it is not the only option available.… Read more
We’ve all done it. After a hard day we’ve eaten that dish that we know we’ll “pay for”, had a few crisps or had a glass of wine, secretly hoping to get away with it. So don’t beat yourself up.… Read more
So you have tried a low Fodmaps diet, reducing sugar and processed foods. You’ve been tested for SIBO and Candida, and sorted those out. And you are STILL suffering and wondering what else might be the cause?… Read more
This is a time of year where many of us are thinking about travelling – and not necessarily looking forward to it. There are no magic wand solutions for travelling with IBS, but there are a few things you can try to travel better and enjoy your holiday more.… 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
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
It is essential to find out what triggers your IBS in order to have some control over your symptoms.
Even if knowing your triggers won’t stop the reaction, it can help you in the short term to avoid or reduce flare-ups.… Read more
Your story lies behind every IBS flare-up you have ever had – and ever will have.
Everyone’s IBS is different. That doesn’t mean that you can’t solve it. However you need to know yourself much better and get in touch with your unique story to do so.… Read more
For a long time I did not feel at all concerned by idea that my IBS could have a stress component to it. I did not feel particularly stressed.
For me, IBS flare-ups were causing the stress.… Read more