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Lifestyle and diet changes that can help your IBS

When it comes to treating IBS, making diet and lifestyle changes is always the first step. Try making these simple changes and see what difference they make to managing your condition.  Simple changes to make during lockdown. Try one small adjustment at a time and make...

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Does the food we eat affect our mood?

It is widely accepted that the mood you are in can affect your dietary preferences and may trigger your IBS. But does the food we eat affect our mood? And what foods should you be eating? Monika Bettney, specialist gastroenterology dietitian and medical adviser to The IBS Network, explains. The...

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Food intolerance testing: yay or nay?

Are you thinking of having or have you had a food intolerance test? In our latest blog post, Dr Megan Rossi, dietitian and medical adviser to The IBS Network explains why you should avoid them and what to do if you’re eating a restricted diet as a result of a test. When it...

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FODMAPs explained

The low FODMAP diet has become a popular treatment option for people living with IBS. But what are FODMAPs? What does the diet involve and how effective is it? Julie Thompson, a FODMAP trained registered dietitian and medical adviser to The IBS Network, explains. What are...

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How keeping a wellness diary can help your IBS.

Are you struggling with IBS? Do you want to better understand your triggers and live well with the condition? The IBS Network’s 12-week

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Tips for cooking your Christmas turkey

Gastroenteritis is one of the main causes of IBS, and a further bout can make your existing IBS much worse. Make sure you don’t put yourself and your family at risk this Christmas by following these hygiene precautions when you’re cooking your turkey. Make friends with your fridge. Keep the...

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Vegan diets and IBS – are they compatible?

As part of World Vegan Month in November we’ve been looking at the consequences of choosing a plant-based diet if you have IBS. A vegan diet contains only plants (such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits) and foods made from plants. Vegans don’t eat foods that come from animals, including...

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What can I eat?

When it comes to IBS, the question we hear most is, ‘So, what can I eat?’ The answer, unfortunately, is not that simple. What works for one person, may not work for another. So, what can you do? Get a diagnosis IBS is a common disorder of the gut brain interaction...

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Top tips for good gut health

This week (16 to 22 September) is Love Your Gut Week which highlights the importance of good gut health and encourages people to talk about their own gut health.

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The Daily Rituals That Help My IBS

This week's guest post is from Jo Coates, who writes all about the challenges of living with IBS on her blog, jocoates.co.uk. She's written a piece specially for The IBS Network all about the little things she does on a daily basis to manage her...

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