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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Find a FODMAP dietitian in the UK: https://goo.gl/cYySjs
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Laura Tilt (MSc, Dietitian RD)
Huelya Akyuez (project sezamee - gut loving food)
YouTube: sezamee - gut loving food (or simply 'sezamee')
IBS: What we knew back then, and what we’ve learned since
In the final episode of the season Laura and Huelya team up once again to reflect on the last 3 years of the podcast, and the journey they’ve both been on in terms of their understanding of IBS and how they approach treatments and therapies. They also share their top three tips for anyone who is just starting out on their IBS journey.
Mental health & supporting the gut-brain axis in IBS with Psychologist Naomi Middleton
In this episode Laura speaks with Clinical Psychologist & Yoga Teacher Naomi Middleton. We talk about the role mental health plays in IBS and how the gut brain axis and vagus nerve are involved. Naomi gives some tips on how we can support our vagus nerve, and how we can work towards a healthy body image. We also discuss a form of cognitive behavioural therapy called ACT, which can help us manage difficult thoughts and feelings. As always, links from today’s episode are in the show notes.
Talking IBD, IBS, Body Image & Social Media With Dietitian Sophie Medlin
Today Laura speaks with consultant dietitian & all round superstar Sophie Medlin, who specialises in colorectal health, supporting people with conditions like IBS and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Sophie explains what IBD is, how it differs from IBS & how the two crossover. As well as gut health we talk misinformation on social media, body image, & how to practice self care when scrolling on the gram. As always, links from today’s episode are in the show notes.
Find Your Calm (to Benefit Your Gut), With Richie Norton
In this episode Laura speaks with former professional rugby player turned yoga & mindfulness teacher Richie Norton to learn more about how mindfulness, breathing and yoga can help us find our calm. A growing amount of research points towards the benefits of mind-body practices like yoga and meditation for IBS symptom control, so we thought it was about time we took a deep dive into how to get started. As always you’ll find the links from today’s episode in the show notes.
Tips for Managing Christmas When You Have IBS
In this final episode of 2020, Laura & Huelya discuss strategies for managing IBS during the festive season, when symptoms can be more unsettled than normal due to festive food, drink, alcohol and stress.
SIBO: What is it? How is it treated? What's the link with IBS?
In this episode Laura talks to Anthony Hobson (an internationally renowned clinical GI scientist) about SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. This is a condition in which there’s an excess of bacteria in the small intestine which can lead to symptoms which overlap with IBS. SIBO is often misdiagnosed and treated, so in this episode Anthony explains the science and physiology behind the condition, and provides expert opinion on the correct diagnostic procedures and approaches to treatment.
I was diagnosed with IBS about 4 years a go- not long after have my second child and going through some other traumatic stuff. The DRs seemed to not care and although they eventually ruled things out (after I had to suggest this to them) they gave me the fodmap diet suggestion. I had never been advised on subtypes, the importance of fibre and lots more. One DR actually said ‘it was all in my head as though I was making a mountain out of a mile hill but it was really affecting my life. I tried the low fodmap and my main support was from Facebook groups. I since developed a binge eating disorder which I believe is partly due to then doing low carb and being so restrictive. I never got to reintroduce because when I tried I had symptoms but it could have been fibre or anything and I regret not going to a dietritian. I’m only on episode 4 but the podcast has been so informative!! I feel so greatful I am able to listen to this for free. THANK YOU so much for taking the time to do it. I feel hopefull now I can recover from binge eating and control my symptoms better.
Thank you so much for this podcast it is so informative. I got diagnosed with IBS a few years ago and got handed a leaflet of high FoDmap foods I should avoid and to told to experiment. I have since managed my IBS ok but never felt quite right I stumbled upon your podcast and everything clicked in to place and made sense I am now following the low FoDmap diet and am so grateful for this podcast. Would highly recommend for anyone who suffers with IBS.
Thank you so much but the episode with Dr Anthony Hobson. It was like he read out my medical history 😉 Some really useful advice, and good to know the research is out there to help people get rid of this chronic condition.