Has your gut changed since having children?

has your gut changed since having children

Does having children cause bloating or the “trots”? Has your gut changed since having children? Do you experience more diarrhoea, constipation or bloating? Sounds like IBS, but why does it happen after women have children? “Irritable bowel” or IBS can be recognised by one or more of the following symptoms: abdominal (gut) pain and discomfort […]

Can diet cause IBS?

can diet cause IBS

Some dietary factors can make IBS more likely and some can make the symptoms worse While this does not mean that diet is a cause of IBS, it is worth summarising the dietary factors that impact on IBS because its’ not all about FODMAPs and not about gluten at all! Some of the clients who […]

Coffee and IBS

coffee IBS

Over recent months I have noticed that coffee drinking IBS clients tend to respond well but not completely to a low FODMAP diet. I do not ask clients to cut out coffee in the elimination stage of the low FODMAP diet because it doesn’t affect everyone and I don’t want clients to cut out more […]

Undigested fructose

undigested fructose

Fructose is not easily digested What that means is the poor old fructose transporter “glut-5” is completely overworked and can’t keep up with the demands of that much fructose every day. It is the equivalent of one worker doing five peoples tasks. Some fructose gets a ride across into the blood stream by piggy backing […]

What’s the difference between fructose and other sugars?

fructose and other sugars

FRUCTOSE is blamed as being glucose’s evil cousin, the cause of the pandemic of obesity and it’s resulting chronic disease risk factors. Reflecting on the history of fructose in the human diet and food it seems to have been a “perfect sugar storm”. Fructose a new player Humans have not historically had to process much fructose […]

Probiotics – What’s best for IBS?

Probiotics IBS

What are probiotics? Probiotics are tiny living organisms that have been scientifically proven to benefit your health. They are usually bacteria, but may be yeasts or other microscopic critters. They can be similar to the “good” bacteria already in your body, particularly those in your gut. The most common probiotic bacteria are from the Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium […]

Welcome to our blog

gutsy issues - welcome to our blog

Welcome to our BLOG – “The Gutsy Issues”. The one stop shop for anyone suffering from gastrointestinal disorders. This is the first of many regular blogs I will post to keep you up to date on the latest research and advice on topical gut and digestive health issues. This blog is the place you can […]