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, Mental Health & Body Image - Lottie's Story
In this episode Laura talks to Lottie Drynan aka The Tummy Diaries about her journey with IBS, and the effects it has had both on her body image and mental health. Lottie shares her experiences in managing IBS symptoms, and the steps she has taken to come to a place of celebration for her body and all it does. This interview is both uplifting and inspiring, thank you Lottie!
Hypnotherapy for IBS, What’s the Evidence?
In this episode Laura chats to senior clinical hypnotherapist Helen Brooks aka The Tummy Whisperer, to learn more about gut directed hypnotherapy and the research supporting this therapy as a tool for symptom management in people with irritable bowel syndrome. Helen shares her knowledge of using gut directed hypnotherapy with patients, and what’s involved. As always, you’ll find all the links related to today’s episode in the show notes.
Disordered Eating & Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Is There a Link?
Renee & Laura discuss the links between eating disorders and functional gut symptoms, & why restrictive diets can be problematic as a method of managing symptoms. Renee also shares her expertise on signs of disordered eating, how to avoid nutrition misinformation online, & her top 3 nutrition myths.
Please note: we did experience static on Renee's recording, but podcasting in lockdown when you can't be together does create challenges! We hope you'll bear with it, as the information shared is valuable.
Exercise & IBS, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
In this episode Laura and Huelya discuss how exercise affects the gut, and what impact exercise has on IBS and its symptoms. We talk about what sort of exercise might be the best choice if you have IBS and what to aim for in terms of frequency.
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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Very informative and easy to understand
Great series and has helped me become a lot more informed. Laura has a great way of making subject matter easy to understand. Some great tips, information, enthusiasm and advice. Please continue.
I would give it a 5 but some seriously annoying sound issues. The levels of the voices are very different. Julia is way too loud or other voices way too quiet. Either too quiet to hear or blasts your ears. The probiotic episode is a good example of this.
Cringe worthy sound quality
Enjoyable and informative
I really enjoyed the first few episodes of this podcast, the way they talk about IBS openly is refreshing and really helpful for someone who doesn’t have anyone to talk to about their digestive health. I just wish there were more the ladies have hooked me and given an excellent introduction to IBS symptoms and solutions but there aren’t any more ☹️ I would give a 5 if the series continued 😊