Not Pregnant – Bloated

Bloating Have you ever felt like that? Not pregnant – bloated. Its an uncomfortable feeling. That tight belly, hollow drum feeling you get when you’re bloated. Your belly sticks out like you’re 6 months pregnant. There are many reasons why this may be happening....

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterised by cramping pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea, bloating, gas, fatigue, anxiety, or depression. It can seriously affect your ability to function at work, attend social activities and even do...

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

Signs and symptoms of Anxiety What is anxiety? We all encounter stress and anxiety from time to time. The body responds to stress as a life-threatening situation and releases hormones such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol to respond to the threat. The thing...

Food and Anxiety, what the connection?

Food and anxiety, what’s the connection? Many years ago, I suffered from undiagnosed anxiety and depression. I survived this period on cigarettes and coffee and lots of junk food and takeaways. I couldn’t be bothered to cook or eat well and saw junk food as some...

Diet and Mental Health

Diet and Mental Health, what’s the connection? Your gut microbiome produces around 80-90% of your neurotransmitters and poor gut health can affect their production. Neurotransmitters such as serotonin are produced in the gut and used in the brain and are a part...