IBS is “ a ‘diagnosis of exclusion”, meaning you’re told you have ‘IBS’ when there’s nothing else making any sense from your case history, symptoms & all the testing you’ve had done. It’s not bowel cancer, not coeliac disease, not diverticulitis, not inflammatory bowel disease, not a food intolerance…hmmm – you must have ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome‘. I guess it’s much more comforting hearing that than your Dr saying ‘we have no idea what is making you feel so unwell’ (which may also be true).
Look after your gut & avoid medications.
Email intro blurb: Many widely used & trusted medications will no longer be considered ‘free from harmful side effects’ as we take into account their (often very significant) impact on our gut microbiome & gut lining.
Gut health is finally & deservedly front & centre in Australia, with so many suffering from debilitating ’functional gut disorders’ (gut symptoms with nothing detectably wrong with the digestive tract)
Food supplies the building blocks for our body & brain, as well as the nutrients to keep it functioning (well, it’s supposed to!). Let’s take this concept a step further, now we know how important our gut & its resident microbes are to the picture.
Fibre improves your ‘internal ecosystem’ – your gut microbial diversity and abundance. Our gut bugs eat whatever makes it into the large intestine intact (i.e. fibre), and when they are well fed – they do great things for us. Find out why you need to focus on fibre…or just stay sick and fat.
Good bugs (inside us & on us) are vital to our health! Yep – your body (& mind) will work & feel much better when your microbial ecosystems are working well… here’s a few tips to get more good bugs into you!