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Shortlisted 2022

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut by Barbara Ryan and Elaine McGowan

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut

By Barbara Ryan and Elaine McGowan

The FLAT GUT diet plan

*Digestive problems





Do you identify with these symptoms? Does your digestive system feel like your enemy? Is your unpredictable gut a source of embarrassment or fear, or is it holding you back? If you’re a woman who’s answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you’re not alone. More than two-thirds of people with IBS are female; other gut problems are also more common in women. And your needs are very specific.

YOU NEED: Clear, accessible information about and insight into what female hormones can do to gut health

YOU NEED: Expert guidance from a consultant gastroenterologist and a clinical dietitian and nutritionist

YOU NEED: Stepped, manageable strategies to take control of your troublesome gut

YOU NEED: A diet plan that focuses on your specific requirements, which is flexible, achievable and sustainable

YOU NEED: Easy-to-follow recipes that are gut-friendly, delicious and restore your digestive health


About Barbara Ryan and Elaine McGowan...

Professor Barbara Ryan: consultant gastroenterologist at Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, and a professor of gastroenterology at Trinity College, Dublin. Leading clinical expert: over 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, more than 300 abstracts presented at scientific meetings, articles for women’s magazines, for health supplements in national newspapers, appearances on national TV and radio.

Elaine McGowan, RD: one of Ireland’s leading private healthcare clinical dietitians and nutritionists. With over 3 decades’ experience specialising in diet and digestive conditions, she has treated patients in her clinics in Dublin, Limerick and Clare. She has written articles for Irish national newspapers, given interviews on national radio and shared her experience in TV appearances on RTÉ, the Irish national television network, on shows such as ‘Don’t Drop Dead Yet’, ‘You Should Really See a Doctor’ and ‘Head to Toe’.

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