How does your gut actually work?

Gut health has been hitting the headlines for a while, so it’s about time we got to grips with how it actually works. Once you know how the various parts fit together, it’s easier to make sense of the symptoms…

The F Word and your gut

As part of my gut health series for Symprove, I’ve been looking at how our diets affect gut health. Today I’m talking the F word… and by F word, I mean fibre! What is fibre? Good question. Fibre is the…

Could eating 30 plant foods a week = a healthy gut microbiome?

Today’s post (and lunch!) is inspired by the results from the American Gut project – the largest study of it’s kind to look at how diet and lifestyle affects the human microbiome (interested? you can read more here). The researchers…

What is the FODMAP diet?

If you’re interested in gut health, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the FODMAP diet. But what is it, and who should follow it? What are FODMAPs?  FODMAPs are short chain sugars which trigger symptoms like pain, wind, bloating and…