Welcome to A Balanced Belly: A blog about healthy living, advice on gut health and free from recipes. As an Inflammatory Bowel Disease sufferer and Nutritional Therapist, I wanted to create a site that helped people with all kinds of gut issues: from coeliac disease to IBS to Crohn’s (which I suffer with) and UC. You’ll find advice on everything from how intolerances work to how to get a good night sleep! It’s your one-stop blog for living a balanced and healthy life.
My first print book: Managing IBD is now available! A guide for living life with IBD, it covers everything from travel to anxiety to supplements. I am so proud that it also has contributions from a fantastic IBD nurse (who provides vital medical info) and EFT specialist Sally Baker (to suggest tips for anxiety management) . It can be purchased from Amazon , Foyles or Hammersmith Health’s website. You can also read the first chapter for free here.
I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist and specialise in working with those with digestive disorders. You can head to my Nutrition Services page to find out about the 1-2-1 services I offer- these include online consultations, food intolerance testing and stool testing.
Gut Health/IBD Guides/ For those with IBD or other gut issues, check out my guides- with everything from tips to probiotics, to living life with inflammatory bowel disease and how to deal with stomach pain.
Recipes: Gluten and dairy free dishes
I feature a range of anti-inflammatory, gut friendly recipes which are adaptable to Low-Residue and also free of gluten and dairy. My gut friendly smoothies are very popular!
There’s lots of nutrition advice on the web but mine is tailored to those with gut issues- tackling topics such as the best gut supplements, the link between IBD and Vitamin D and more.