Review of Greeksophy, Liverpool

It isn’t often that I want to write a TripAdvisor review before I have even left the restaurant (except perhaps when I have received such awful service that I want the warn all and sundry about it) but this Greek deli is one of those places that deserves to be shouted about for all the good reasons….

Leaping over to Lithuania

I have become a lot more confident about travelling with IBS recently as I now know some practical things that I can put in place before jetting off. Packing Low Fodmap snacks like oatcakes, gluten-free bread and low Fodmap fruit in case finding food on the go proves to be difficult. Bringing a supply of…

Another trip to the hospital

I have had to try my best to eat more gluten over the past few weeks leading up to my Endoscopy appointment this afternoon as apparently having this test is another way of checking if I am actually Coeliac. The problem is that most foods with gluten in them are high in fodmaps!! I have…

Planning a city break

It has been almost a year since I traveled abroad and turned up in Porto to surprise my younger sister for her birthday. For me, this is rather strange considering I have such a passion for exploring and traveling being the inquisitive girl that I am. Being unwell though has definitely taken it’s toil on…

FODMAP friendly advice

I have been following Calm Belly Kitchen for some time now and recently discovered the YouTube channel. I don’t know about you but reading through realms of science filled articles just gives me a headache. On the other hand, having somebody who is willing to share the facts and answer your questions is extremely helpful. I have been…

Escaping for some Winter Sun

I really have got the travel bug again (which is definitely a better bug than the IBS variety I can tell you) as this is my second foreign holiday inside two months. This time I am escaping to Malta which is just off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean. I am not sure why…

Old age pains

Over the past few months, I have been having shooting pains down both of my legs which come and go. I have managed to put up with the pain and briefly mentioned it to my GP during a follow up appointment regarding my Endoscopy but she just suggested that I try and move around a…

Strange new practices

It has now been over a year since I first started Symprove and I am still not used to the taste despite taking this every morning but I know that my golden shot of probiotics seems to be playing a small part in making me that little bit better. Check out my review of the 12 week…

Just a little won’t hurt?!

I have to admit something…I have not exactly been very strict with this LFM malarkey recently and I am now sadly paying for it. Will I ever learn? We had a BBQ at work the other day and I cooked these delicious potato wedges with black pepper and herbs. I obviously checked out the label as…

Breath Test 3: Fructose

I had my final breath test today at Guys and I am so thankful to have got them out of the way. As with most tests, it is the prep that is usually worse than the tests themselves…thankfully the breath tests only required the emptying of my stomach so I just needed to fast for…

Breath Test 2: Lactose

Back at Guys today for my second breath test. Similar drill to the test for SIBO but this time after the Baseline test, I was told to drink a cup of Lactose as fast as I could (which was disgustingly lukewarm despite me asking for it to be cold). Apparently I drunk the equivalent amount of Lactose…

Breath Tests 1: SIBO

Towards the start of my journey when I was at my absolute worst and experienced a real lack of support from medical professionals, I began to avidly read various articles and follow a number of blogs discussing IBS and digestive health. The term ‘SIBO’ popped up quite frequently but this was mostly referred to by American writers and…