Check in on your friends with IBS – we are not OK!

Hello lovely readers,

Long time no speak – I know I am the worlds worst blogger. I never write. I apologise.

I was inspired today to write you a small piece as I stand at my desk – unable to sit down because I am so bloated and the pain of sitting is unbearable. Peppermint tea in hand, I ask to check in with your IBS friends.

Yes the awkward ones who are on numerous diets, the ones who are really annoying to go out to dinner/ lunch with. The ones who seem to be intolerant to absolutely bloody everything!

we are not ok.

Just over a year ago I was diagnosed with IBS, older readers will see that this was because I was so ill all of a sudden – constantly in pain and struggling with food and alcohol and anything else that irritated my stomach in anyway. It came on so suddenly. I couldn’t eat diary without being violently ill and don’t get me started on alcohol – wine is a big NO NO. Trust me.

Its taken me a really long time to come to terms with making big lifestyle changes and diet adjustments. Now I have to read packets of everything I buy. I have to annoy staff in restaurants. Ration myself on certain foods and cut out others all together. I love food. all food! and now food hurts me – it is so rubbish! I struggle with my weight, I have to make numerous different types of meals at home to make sure everyone else gets what they want, I have had go through a process of trying awful alternatives and my Christmas eating just isn’t the same! Its hard work and people with IBS have to do it constantly. (with most people thinking IBS is no big deal and just a bit of wind – well tell that to me the day I had the paramedics out becauseΒ  was crippled in pain on the floor over something I had eaten)

But with that comes the silver lining, I am now practising what I preach. I eat as locally and seasonally as possible. Cut out the red meat recently and that has helped. I am more conscious of what I am putting into my body and how to be a better consumer. This is something you can learn from you IBS friends – how to consciously look after your gut.

After all, scientist do believe it is your second brain.

I’m always after tips so if you have IBS and handle it well give me a message and let me know!

 

Big Love, Jade x
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‘Tis the season to support local businesses! πŸŽ„

Evening,

I’m writing this very brief piece to remind you that the Christmas month countdown is here. The season on spending is upon us!

I spent yesterday morning doing a mad dash around town, which always sucks and is super stressful! But, I stopped for a coffee in a small local coffee shop and it instantly relieved me of what was about to be a break down!

Ive said it before and I will say it again, probably next Christmas, because I think it is so bloody important!

No. ESSENTIAL.

Go and buy from local businesses, small businesses!

Stop for coffee and food in local places.. Make a difference! Be a shopping superhero!

Also, I feel like Christmas is the time for markets, farmers markets and local Christmas markets.. Seeing stalls and stands make me happy and buying from them is even better!

Anyway, let me know who and where your going this Christmas (especially if your in Cornwall)

Big Love, Jade x
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Advice, thoughts and opinions!

Hello!

Yes, its me, not dead.. just absolutely awful at self motivation and channelling everyday inspiration into my writing.

Incase you hadnt noticed, i suck at actively writing on here. I find it so difficult to come up with enough interesting content that doesnt include me ranting and swearing!

I want to change this. I want to write something new for anyone that is reading this, because believe it or not, i am a VERY interesting person and very passionate about food and all things foodie related.. hence the blog being started in the first place.. the problem is, i dont know what kind of content you, as an audience actually want from me.

so i would like you to get in touch and tell me what you wanna read!

Help a sister out here.

Big Love, Jade x

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