IBS is about more than what you eat, with Lottie Drynan

When initially sharing her personal story of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anxiety and mental health, Lottie Drynan realised there were many other women living with chronic illness and battling with bloating and body image. Since then she’s become a huge name in the gut health world, building a 250,000 person strong community via The Tummy Diaries and You’ve Gut This platforms, including a private Facebook support group with monthly events, and self-publishing the wellness Journal ‘My Tummy Diary’.


Lottie discusses her journey, from the initial symptoms that interfered with her first job, to the research she did on the gut, FODMAP diets, and the brain-gut connection. With her first baby due any day, Lottie talks about how she gradually found coping mechanisms and how sharing them created a safe space for others to open up about their gut health and not feel so alone. She also explains how her love of fashion led to #mybloatedwardrobe going viral. 

If you’ve ever suffered from gut problems and loss of body confidence, this is the episode for you. Lottie’s evolving, holistic, 360-degree approach to wellness will inspire women to better understand their body, find balance and ‘thrive, not just survive’.  

Please note this episode was recorded before the birth of Lottie’s baby, Pennie. 


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Dr Gemma Newman




Lottie Drynan






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