Today I wanted to revisit the topic of probiotics. In a recent post on the best supplements for digestion, probiotics were the one thing I avoided recommending. Why? Well, probiotics are, in my opinion, far from simple. They’re thought to benefit almost every health condition but reports are often conflicting: do they work? Am I taking too much? Which strain is best? Do they survive our stomach acid? Despite being a gut health blogger, my experiments with probiotics have not been as successful as I’d like. I am never sure how I am supposed to feel or if they’re working. In the past when I’ve tried high strength ones, I find they worsen symptoms and struggle to take them consistently. It’s because of this that I believe food based ‘good… View Post

It’s sunny again! You might know from my last post (about how IBD flares are linked to hot weather) that this isn’t my favorite time of year. However, it does give me an excuse to get experimenting with ice lolly recipes again! Last year, I posted my iron boosting lollies and this year I am back with what is probably the simplest and most natural ice lolly ever: my 3 ingredient fruit lollies.    These ice lollies are an easy way to stay cool without having excess sugar or sweeteners. Although they’re only three ingredients, you can easily customize them. For example, switching to coconut water or even adding sugar and salts to turn it into a rehydration lolly! I use these silicon ice lolly moulds as I find them easier… View Post

Today’s recipe is a guest blog post from Kate over at The Tender Tummy I’ve followed Kate’s instagram for ages- she’s a follow IBD sufferer and creates the amazing healthy fee from recipes! So when she offered to contribute a recipe, I jumped at the chanced! She has come up with an amazing paleo friendly, gluten free and dairy free (does contain eggs) pizza recipe! Made from broccoli! Over to Kate…   Pizza is one of my all-time favorite foods.  When I decided to go Paleo to help heal my gut one of the first recipes I started working on was pizza crust.  In my opinion, a pizza crust must be crispy and able to hold toppings.  One of the challenges with making a pizza crust using vegetables is that… View Post