Welcome to A Balanced Belly: A blog about healthy living, advice on gut health and free from recipes. As an IBD sufferer, Nutritional Therapist and someone who is also gluten and dairy intolerant I wanted to create a site that helped people with all kinds of gut issues: from coeliac disease to IBS to Crohn’s. You’ll find my experiences, free from recipes that help me and general lifestyle tips. It’s your one-stop blog for living a balanced and healthy life with a gut condition.

Blog Categories

IBD GuidesFor those with IBD – checkout my IBD section for life updates, top tips on living with the illness and more!

My first print book: Managing IBD  is also now available! A guide for living life with IBD, it covers everything from travel to anxiety to supplements. It can be purchased from Amazon , Foyles or Hammersmith Health’s website. You can also read the first chapter for free here.

Coeliac Disease


For those with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance, checkout my guides, shopping trips and life tips for those living with coeliac disease. Click here for my blog posts on coeliac disease. 


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!

living with ibd         

 Nutrition advice 

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, nutritional deficiencies and more.



Want to get in touch? Drop me an email at jfarmer@abalancedbelly.co.uk . If you are looking for nutrition advice head to my nutrition services page. If you are a brand wanting to chat about my site head to my work with me page.

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