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.