One of the most popular blog posts at the moment seems to be a gluten free picnic post I wrote years ago! It is well overdue an update (my eyes hurt looking at the photos) so today I am sharing my top tips on picnicking again! This time, there’s a plant-based theme and I have teamed up with the folks at Goodlife to create some quick and easy healthy picnic recipes. Sausage and Avo Couscous Because I can’t eat raw salad, I often use a gluten free grain base for picnic dishes instead. These add some much-needed carbs and are often easy to digest. In the dish below I have used gluten-free couscous (made from corn) but using quinoa works just as well. Because this can be quite tasteless as… View Post

I need your help! For those who don’t know me, my name is Jenna and I run this blog-A Balanced Belly -about living with IBD . I have written my first book about IBD: Managing IBD . On an almost daily basis, people ask me about remission and what remission should feel like. It is something that seems to vary so widely that I have created a survey. I am not trying to provide any kind of scientific evidence but simply a snapshot. I do appreciate this survey may seem a little simplistic but sometimes even anecdotes can be extremely beneficial to IBD Patients. The survey takes 2 minutes of your time and you do not need to give your name. So, without further to do…     Loading…      

Although it’s only been a few short days since my last post, I found it surprisingly therapeutic to write and chat about my previous experience, so thought I’d give you all another update. If you have no idea what I’m on about, then read my previous post ‘Why I am not Doing Great’ and then come on back!   So, I Went To The Hospital I braved my hospital appointment on Tuesday. I was only assigned an IBD nurse this time around because at my last appointment I was in remission. On the way, I basically went through every possible medical scenario in my head: from malnourishment to malaria.from blood loss to B12 deficiency. It didn’t start well. The ‘weigh in’ which always strikes fear in me, revealed I had… View Post