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Dairy & IBS… What’s The Link?

Dairy & IBS… What’s The Link?

Dairy foods are often accused of triggering IBS symptoms, but as Dietitian Laura Tilt explains, for most people with IBS, there’s no need to avoid dairy completely. What Are Dairy Foods? Dairy foods are described as milk, and any foods made from milk, including...

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Fibre & IBS

Fibre & IBS

If you’ve been following the gut health movement, you’ll probably have heard that a high fibre diet is beneficial for the gut and its microbes. But what if you’ve got IBS? Is a high fibre diet still a good idea, or can it make your symptoms worse? Here’s what you need...

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Stress & IBS – What’s The Link?

Stress & IBS – What’s The Link?

Stress - it’s something we all experience, but if you have IBS, it can be particularly problematic for your gut. Let's talk about stress Described as the reaction we have to being put under pressure, stress is something we all experience from time to time. It can...

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What is IBS?

What is IBS?

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome - a digestive condition nearly 1 in 5 suffer with.  What is IBS? You may have heard of IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, you may have it, or know others who have been diagnosed with the condition, but what actually is it? In the...

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IBS & Low FODMAP Glossary

IBS & Low FODMAP Glossary

If you have been suffering with IBS, or looked at the Low FODMAP Diet, the chances are you have comeacross lots of medical and techincal jargon that probably makes very little sense! So we have put together this IBS & Low FODMAP Glossary, to make sense of all...

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5 Steps For Managing IBS Before You Try The FODMAP Diet

5 Steps For Managing IBS Before You Try The FODMAP Diet

The Low FODMAP Diet is a popular approach to managing IBS symptoms, but it’s not necessarily the first step that’s recommended. So what comes first in terms of symptom relief? It was over ten years ago that a team of researchers at Monash University discovered that a...

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Just been diagnosed with IBS?…

Just been diagnosed with IBS?…

…Then you have come to the right place! If you have started to panic, there is no need to!  My Story  In November 2015, my doctor told me I have IBS. I had thought about it before, had paid for expensive and (since found out, unreliable) food intolerance tests and...

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Top 5 resources for those suffering with IBS (in UK)

Top 5 resources for those suffering with IBS (in UK)

I have been suffering with IBS for many years and have worked my way through to my personalised Low FODMAP Diet. I still suffer with flareups, but they are much fewer and further between now and I can manage my symptoms so much better. Below are the top 5 resources...

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Low FODMAP Diet & IBS Top 10 Series

Low FODMAP Diet & IBS Top 10 Series

April is IBS Awareness Month, however due to the current situation  (Covid-19) it hasn’t been the usual hype of activity. However, at Bay’s Kitchen we still felt it was really important to raise awareness of the condition and do what we can to help – we might all be...

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Taking Care Of A Sensitive Gut After Christmas

Taking Care Of A Sensitive Gut After Christmas

Dealing with a surge of gut symptoms after Christmas? We asked dietitian Laura Tilt (@nutritilty) for some advice on managing the festive fallout.It’s quite normal to experience more gut symptoms than usual both during and after the festive season - the combination of...

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Preparing for a FODMAP Friendly Christmas

Preparing for a FODMAP Friendly Christmas

Following a low FODMAP diet over Christmas can be tricky, but a little forward thinking can help to minimise any symptom flares. We asked dietitian Laura Tilt (@nutritilty) for her top tips for the festive season ahead. Plan Ahead Just like when starting out on the...

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Top 10 ways to destress

Top 10 ways to destress

Stress is a major factor for those suffering with IBS and other digestive issues. It has been proven in some cases, large amounts of stress (be it down to a new job, grievance, or other factors in your life) has been the trigger of some people's IBS. Whether your IBS...

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New support programme for anyone with IBS

New support programme for anyone with IBS

As many as 20% of the British population suffers with irritable bowel syndrome, according to charity The IBS Network. The exact causes of this longstanding, incurable condition, which affects more women than men, are unclear, but among its main symptoms are abdominal...

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Managing your IBS at Christmas

Managing your IBS at Christmas

Christmas is literally just around the corner and it's such an exciting time of they year, with Christmas Parties, families getting together, Father Christmas visiting the little people in our lives, mint matchmakers are back on sale... I could go on! However, for...

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Girls… How To Dress When You Have IBS!

Girls… How To Dress When You Have IBS!

Sorry guys, this one is just for the girls! Living with IBS isn’t great. It can really take over your life and get you really thinking about things which never really crossed your mind before. Before I had IBS I would throw some clothes on and walk out the door, with...

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10 Dos & Don’ts when you have IBS!

10 Dos & Don’ts when you have IBS!

Here are some key things to follow when you are living with IBS to make life a bit easier! We'll start with the 'dos'! When you have IBS it is really important to take time for yourself. High stress can trigger your IBS symptoms, so you need to learn to relax,...

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Tips for exercising with IBS

Tips for exercising with IBS

Written by Joanne O'Connell Grab your trainers, here are our tips on how to burn off energy (even when you’re not feeling very energetic)… You know when you're having a bad day. You feel like your digestive system is in total meltdown and even the thought of going to...

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Tips for coping when your IBS flares up

Tips for coping when your IBS flares up

  This is totally situation dependent... you could be at home, at a music festival, at work or in town with your family, but whatever you're up to when your IBS flares up, these tips can help: Take a nap If you can, go and lie down somewhere. Whenever you're...

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Travelling abroad when you have IBS

Travelling abroad when you have IBS

Travelling should always be an exciting experience - you might be going to visit friends, off to get some sun, visiting somewhere new... but for those of us with digestive disorders it can be an equally daunting experience. Being on time pressure to get to the...

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Supporting those who suffer with a digestive disorder

Supporting those who suffer with a digestive disorder

Do you suffer from a digestive disorder, such as IBS or SIBO and just wish those around you were more supportive? Or do you know someone who suffers with gut issues? Well here’s a few ways how you can support them, as from personal experience a bit of understanding...

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Dealing with IBS at work

Dealing with IBS at work

Most working environments aren’t at all ideal for IBS sufferers. I have predominantly worked in an office environment since having IBS and it has thrown up daily challenges for me; from being in a client meeting where it’s quiet and my bowels are not! To being in the...

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