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 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.
Before browsing the site, make sure you also check out my book which is due to be published on March 15th 2017. It is a practical guide about managing life with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (more info below). You can also head to my Nutrition Services page to find out about the 1-2-1 services I offer as a Nutritional Therapist.
Where to start?
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.
My first print book: Managing IBD is out on March 15th. 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.