Sam Faiers has teamed up with Love Your Gut to support this year’s Gut Week (11th -17th August 2014).
Gut Week is part of Love Your Gut, an ongoing campaign which serves to highlight the vital role of the digestive system and emphasise the importance of maintaining good gut health.
Sam, who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in February this year and bravely made her diagnosis public to raise awareness of the condition and support other sufferers across the UK, says:
“I’m so excited to be part of Love Your Gut; my Crohn’s disease has had a huge effect on my life and has shown me how vital looking after your health is. I want to continue raising awareness and help other people deal with their condition like me, with confidence.
“I’m proud that I can help and get involved with Gut Week. I hope that by sharing my experiences I can show my support to digestive health sufferers across the UK.”
The Love Your Gut campaign is co-ordinated by Yakult UK Limited in association with leading digestive health charities the IBS Network and Core. Over the past 15 years, Gut Week has reached millions of people, prompting almost 200,000 members of the public to access the campaign’s advice resources for further information.
Dr Nick Read, physician, psychotherapist and Medical Adviser to the IBS Network says: “One of the biggest challenges we face is educating the public on looking after their gut by eating the right foods. Gut Week aims to bring those messages to people’s attention and get them thinking about their digestive health.”
Dr Tom Smith, Chief Executive at Core says: “The Love Your Gut campaign strives to educate people on simple ways to keep your gut healthy. Small changes like getting more sleep, keeping regular meal times and trying to de-stress can make a huge improvement on your digestive health.”
This year’s Gut Week will be taking place from 11th-17th of August where Love Your Gut will be highlighting the vital role of the digestive system and emphasising the importance of maintaining good gut health. Love Your Gut will be sharing advice and tips, delicious recipes devised by health experts and interactive quizzes and games which can be found at www.loveyourgut.com.
Join us for Gut Week, from 11th-17th August, to help raise public awareness about digestive health.
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