I decided to write about this topic as it is something I feel very passionate about. It is one that is close to home, having dealt with numerous ‘incurable’ conditions myself. Over the past few years, I have taken a closer look at my health from all angles. Having been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and more recently polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), I struggled mentally and physically as a result. Read more..
This one is actually an interesting on how the gut and the mind are interconnected, as the gut is also known as the ‘second brain’. Did you know that 95% of our serotonin is contained in the gut? This one is a great read for mental health and anyone with IBS or other digestive health disorders.
Bloating and digestive issues seem to be very common amongst young women these days. One thing that most of us tend to forget is that when we eat, the food must go somewhere. It enters and passes along your digestive tract, so it’s only natural that some bloating occurs. Your system gets to work breaking down the food, taking the required energy and nutrients that it needs. By forgetting this fact, an emotional response can be triggered. The feeling of looking like a pregnant woman about to pop can be stressful, but getting worked up over it can further exacerbate the bloating. Instead of spiralling into a frenzied state, you need to ask yourself a few quesions. Did I just eat a big meal? Did it contain processed foods? Am I stressed? Am I tired? Did I drink enough water today? Many of these basic things seem to be forgotten and we tend to jump to conclusions like ‘that wasn’t gluten free’. Read more..
What is IBS – Collab with Thrive Festival
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gut disorder that effects the large intestine, also known as the colon. It is classified as a syndrome as it is collection of symptoms, meaning it can manifest differently from one person to the next. Symptoms can include flatulence, bloating, distention, diarrhoea, constipation and stomach cramps. How it effects an individual can depend on which subtype they have been diagnosed with.. Read More..