Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder that is associated with persistent abdominal pain and discomfort, coupled with abnormal bowel movements (Dimidi and Whelan, 2020), such as constipation and/or diarrhoea. Bloating is also an extremely common symptom reported by IBS sufferers, affecting 10-30% (Pop et al., 2018) of individuals living with IBS.…

Food Allergy VS Intolerance

Food allergies and intolerances are two conditions which often get confused, but they are very different. Let me explain... Food Allergies A food allergy involves a reaction by the immune system (aka the body's defence mechanism) to a specific food which the majority of people can consume with no adverse effects. If an individual had…