IBS & Digestive Health

Here is my second video with menopause dietitian Nigel Denby. Our first video got such a great response, and so many of you seem to learn a lot from Nigel’s expertise. You can watch that video about weight management here.

IBS & Digestive Health

IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome which is a common (usually lifelong) condition that affects the digestive system. There is no known cure as of yet, but diet changes can help control the uncomfortable and painful symptoms.

It is important to take care of your gut health which can often be damaged over time by food poisoning, unhealthy lifestyle, having a baby (especially via C-section) amongst things.


Nigel discusses different types of diets. Specifically FODMAP diets. FODMAPs are carbohydrates that you find in certain foods, including wheat and beans.

Studies have shown strong links between FODMAPs and digestive symptoms like gas, bloating, stomach pain, diarrhea and constipation. Regulating these foods can help you recognise what your body can and cannot tolerate.

Gut Health

The weakening of the gut can lead to your body not being able to tolerate certain foods such as bread, onions, etc. In this video we talk about certain diets, symptoms, and digestive health… which means we’re gonna talk very openly about poo, because this tells us so much about our gut and digestive health. Nigel explains what happens when you’re constipated and why people feel so bloated.