• Fibre with IBD

    Hands up who has been on the low residue diet in the months after diagnosis or surgery? There would be very few people with their hands down because it has become the go to diet for those suffering from active inflammation of their condition. Rightly so too; imagine the red, irritated and painful lining of […]

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  • Life Lately | Lockdown Update

    There is something else to be said about trusting your guts… I think if I trusted mine, I would be in serious trouble. But if you look at abit further, a little deeper, there is some truth. My guts are a barometer of pain and of my condition. They let me know when something is […]

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  • Growing Through your Diagnosis

    What’s nice about being an adult and living with IBD is making all your own medical decisions.  I remember sitting in my hospital bed and being given my morning medication and being told to take it right then and there.  I was 23 years old.  I wasn’t a child but I was a newly diagnosed […]

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  • TEN THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT… SPRING

    It’s time for part two of the “Ten Things” series, today focusing on Spring. I am a Spring baby – born in April – so I feel drawn to this time of year as a time of celebration. Even if, as I get older, I don’t want to celebrate getting older, I do enjoy being […]

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  • 10 Tips for Feeling Comfortable with IBD

    Throwback to an eventful Thursday afternoon in September 2011 when I was sat on the recovery trolley trying to grapple with the fact my latest test had discovered I have Crohn’s Disease. It was an understandably emotional time; the gravity of the situation was palpable – it was a ‘disease’, a lifelong and challenging illness […]

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  • Health Anxiety

    What is meant by ‘health anxiety’? A sudden or unexpected health event can change your life in many ways. Feelings of shock, anger, grief, loss and sadness can be commonplace. And while these feelings usually pass with time, if they cause ongoing stress, you may be at greater risk of developing depression and anxiety. Health anxiety […]

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