I have always had digestive issues but in 2017, after a trip to Bali, my life was turned upside down. I was [wrongly] diagnosed with ‘just IBS’* and spent two years learning EVERYTHING I could about IBS, gut healing and the low FODMAP diet. These are my MOST helpful discoveries. I hope you find them helpful too.
*I STRONGLY advise that you find out exactly what is causing the irritation in your bowels & digestive system, before accepting IBS as a final diagnosis. I was misdiagnosed and lived in pain for two years, before finding out I had: parasites, colitis, gut dysbiosis and food intolerances.
IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder with 1 in 5 people in the UK diagnosed.
Anyone can be affected but females are twice as likely as men to develop IBS and most people experience their first symptoms between the ages of 20 and 35.
Whilst there is no cure for IBS, there are lifestyle changes you can make to help ease IBS symptoms. These include: diet (70% of sufferers report reduced symptoms when following a low FODMAP diet), taking regular exercise and reducing stress.
Including these foods in your diet may help reduce IBS symptoms: