Balanced Belly Book Club: The Good Gut Guide by Liz Earle

I think you already know that I like a book review and as someone who is increasingly suffering with gut problems, this piece by Jen nutritional therapist at A Balanced Belly blog jumped out at me.  Might be heading off in search of a new book this afternoon…..

“This month’s balanced belly book club review is….. The Good Gut Guide by Liz Earle.

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What is it?

The Good Gut Guide is written by skincare guru Liz Earle (think that seems a bit random? Well it’s not really. I’ve blogged before about how our skin is very much connected to our gut) It really is a guide in every sense of the word- it offers sections on the science of our gut microbiome, practical how-to guides (with everything from a probiotic face mask to fermenting foods for dummies), a week by week programme and, of course, lots of recipes.

What I Liked About

I apologise for the gushing and can assure you that not every book review will be littered with over the top praise, but this is truly one of the best books I’ve read about gut health……”

For the full review please follow link: The Balanced Belly Book Club – review The Good Gut Guide

#Olympian despite #chronic illness

I just want to give a shout out to the amazing Siobhan Marie O’Connor who has won a silver medal in the 200m swimming medley.  Of course I support her because she is British, but I support her and salute her for succeeding in spite of the chronic illness that she lives with every day.

Siobhan has the debilitating condition ulcerative colitis which is hard enough to live with day to day for the average person, but for a world class athlete it is a major feat.  To balance the demands of daily training sessions, early mornings, study, travel & dietary requirements for training with the symptoms that accompany inflammatory bowel disease – this 20 year old young lady has deserves all the accolades that will come her way.

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(Idiots guide to inflammatory bowel disease – UC & Crohns – to follow!)