The Gut Loving Podcast is all about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the low FODMAP diet. The low FODMAP diet is a relatively new approach to effectively treat IBS symptoms and is scientifically backed up by a vast number of medical studies.
The Gut Loving Podcast is hosted by Laura Tilt (an experienced Dietitian in the UK specialising in IBS and the low FODMAP diet) and Huelya Akyuez, patient and creator of project sezamee - gut loving food (video recipes and low FODMAP events) after living with IBS for over 20 years.
Together, Laura and Huelya started The Gut Loving Podcast to help others with IBS get clear on the facts - and learn more about how to take control of their condition.
Remember: Don’t start the low FODMAP diet without consulting your doctor or low FODMAP specialised dietitian first. The content of our podcast is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
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YouTube: sezamee - gut loving food (or simply 'sezamee')
FODMAP Personalisation - What, Why & How
In the last episode of this season Laura and Huelya discuss the podcast so far and our plans for future episodes. We then get to today’s topic - stage 3 of the low FODMAP diet - personalisation. This is the final stage of the low FODMAP diet after elimination and reintroduction, although it’s not often discussed! We talk about what this stage involves, why it’s important, plus some tips on making the transition.
Talking IBS, FODMAPs & stress with the founder of Bay’s Kitchen
In this episode Laura chats to Bay Burdett, IBS sufferer and founder of Bay’s Kitchen, the producers of a range of award winning, low FODMAP sauces. As one of the first people to follow a low FODMAP diet in the U.K. Bay realised there were no convenient ready-to-eat low FODMAP sauces available and so she set about making her own! We chat about Bay’s IBS journey, the process of setting up Bay’s Kitchen and why learning to manage stress was a key part of the road to feeling better.
IBS & The Gut Brain Axis, with Dr Rabia Lalani
In this episode we welcome Dr Rabia Lalani to the show. Rabia is a Gastroenterologist, yoga teacher & researcher in the field of the Gut-Brain connection. Her life’s work is to merge mainstream medicine with lifestyle for digestive health, closing the gap between East & West through trustworthy tangibility. We talk IBS, the role of a gastroenterologist, the gut & brain relationship & how this relates to symptoms. This is a great episode giving insight into the importance of the gut brain axis in IBS.
What Happens When You See a Dietitian About IBS?
In this episode we discuss when is a good time to seek help from a dietitian for your IBS symptoms, what happens during an appointment, and tips on how to get the most from your sessions.
Yoga, Meditation & Managing IBS with Madeleine Shaw
In this episode Laura welcomes yoga teacher, best selling cookery writer and friend Madeleine Shaw to the show to share her IBS journey, and to talk about the role that meditation and yoga have played in her symptom management. We also talk about Happy Gut Guide, the IBS self care programme that we co-authored together - which came about as a result of this podcast!
Self Care - What It Means, and Why It Matters in IBS
Self care has become a buzzword, but beyond bubble baths and candles, what does it actually mean, and how does it relate to IBS management? In this episode we dive into self care practices and their benefits for symptom control.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Very informative, I have been listening to all the episodes! Laura is always very clear and insightful. A lot of what Hulia shares resonates with me and makes me feel less alone in having gut-related health issues. I would be interested in hearing more about SIBO please.
Fabulous - has really helped me!
I was diagnosed years ago with IBS, left to it with little guidance from GP and just put up with the pain. Recently it seem to get worse - stress and hormones made my digestion slow down even more and I was in constant pain and discomfort. After normal MRI scan I was dismissed back to my GP again with IBS. I was convinced what I was eating must be the cause but GP not interested so I decided this time to actually investigate further and one night, whilst not being able to sleep because I was again so bloated I cane across this podcast. It was so informative and explained everything in an easy and clear way. I tried a couple of the easy suggestions - drinking warm water as soon as I wake up and eating more soluble fibre but increasing my water intake too. I also decided to try and start the low FODMAP diet and started cooking from scratch - batches as I work full time. Once I got through a few days of trying to shift the bloating the results have been game changing. My gas had greatly reduced and I’ve had 5 days on the trot relatively comfort free - unheard of!! I’m now looking into finding a dietician to help me as I’m not the best cook and could do with some variety although I am eating healthily. It takes some prep to do this and planning ahead but it’s worth it if I’m not writhing around in pain by the end of the day. My GP actually told me not to cut out any foods as it wouldn’t be that but quite clearly there are some that do not agree with me - milk and wheat both being one of them. Have a listen, the tips and advice are fabulous and not too ‘technical’ to follow either. Thank you so much for making this podcast!
I really love this podcast, the content is so informative but not heavy going so it’s very easy to listen to. It’s great to have such a good source of accurate information in the minefield that is the world of gut health!