ABOUT THE GUT CHOICE
The Gut Choice is about exactly that – making positive choices for our tummies. It is a safe space to discuss gut issues, share gut health advice and find solutions which can’t be found elsewhere. It features three core areas – pun not intended – which impact our gut health: diet, fitness and stress.
It was three years ago that a sharp cramping pain in my stomach meant I had to go home mid-shift as a retail assistant and, ultimately, lead to my diagnosis of IBS. Immediately, I wanted to find out what I could do to help my symptoms aside from medication. I became fascinated with gut health and how it can affect us; I even produced my MA major project on the topic. Since my diagnosis, I have significantly changed my diet and lifestyle; I now meditate regularly, go to yoga classes, avoid white and red onions completely and (try to) eat more mindfully. But, what works for one may not for another, so we have to make the best choices for us and our individual tummies. You know that intuition which kicks in when making a difficult decision – your gut instinct – well, we need to listen to it more. If something doesn’t feel right for our gut, it probably isn’t. Plus, I still don’t feel there is enough support or answers for sufferers of gut conditions. This is why I created The Gut Choice. I am not saying I have all the answers because I don’t, but hopefully using this blog as a platform, together we can find them. If this blog can help to provide a hopeful outcome for just one person, then I know I have done my job.
I am a journalist & writer, health & wellbeing enthusiast and yoga convert. My work has been featured in titles including OK! Magazine, In The Moment, PaperCrafter Magazine, Fused Magazine, Birmingham Mail, Solihull News and Cornfield Magazine. Get in touch if you would like to work with me!