You may know how it feels to eat something really delicious only to be struck down with tummy pains soon after. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects one in five of us, and for some people, it’s a recurring nightmare. It is now understood that food is just one of the main triggers behind this debilitating condition. How anxious or stressed we are can also play a major role in triggering IBS.
This month, we speak with former world swimming champ Hayley Lewis as she shares her own battles with IBS, which began when she was training and smashing world records. See her personal story on page 44.
Meantime, we’ve also created special recipes for you that avoid the known trigger foods for IBS, while ticking all the health and taste boxes, too. See page 52.
Our cover story this month on ageing should resonate with many people as well. I always find it fascinating at reunions of old colleagues or classmates to see how life is etched on everyone’s faces — sometimes for better, others for worse. So this month, we bring you some important insights into the healthy eating habits that can make a difference to how old you look and feel now and for decades to come. See page 32. So enjoy this month! Andrea Duvall, Editor