Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity

non-coeliac gluten sensitivity

Differences between coeliac disease, non coeliac gluten sensitivity and IBS. Gluten is a much-debated scientific topic that causes confusion in the health and wellness sectors and is the subject of misleading information in the food industry. We now know that there is a spectrum of responses to gluten beyond coeliac disease. But it is challenging […]

Which diet is harder – Gluten free or low FODMAP?

Low FODMAP vs Gluten Free

Gluten free or low FODMAP – which is harder to follow? We had a lovely couple stay with us recently, one of whom has coeliac disease and one who suffers with irritable bowel syndrome. I bought gluten free stock but it contained onion and garlic (high FODMAP). I bought rice noodles but on closer inspection they […]

Are my IBS symptoms related to Blastocystis?


In recent months, I have had several clients who have informed me that they have been diagnosed with the parasite blastocystis in their gut. Many people who carry blastocystis have no signs or symptoms, but it is also common amongst people who have diarrhoea or other irritable bowel type symptoms. Blastocystis often appears with other […]

Why do I have IBS?

why do I have IBS

IBS sufferers often ask “Why do I have IBS?” or “Why now?” when trying to find out how their IBS started. So let’s piece together that puzzle, looking at the probable and possible causes of IBS.  The first point to consider when you think about all these factors is that IBS is what is termed […]

Colour test for IBS

colour test IBS

Could the colour of a mood predict how Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferers respond to hypnotherapy focused on their gut condition? Always in search of the latest research in managing symptoms of IBS, I was fascinated to learn how the choice of mood colour predicts the response to hypnotherapy.  Professor Peter Whorwell and his IBS […]

What is IBS?

what is IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is very common. Often referred to as IBS, one in seven Australian adults suffer with this – making it more common than diabetes, heart disease and cancer. In this blog I will answer the five questions that people like to know the answers to, but are often too embarrassed to ask. 1. […]

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 […]