My Experience With Symprove

A Review On Taking Symprove For 12 Weeks I have mentioned briefly a few times within my posts about starting Symprove around 14 weeks ago. Once my 12 week course was complete, I said that I would update you and do a full blog post on my experience with it and how I found it, so here you go! You know that I recently found out about my food intolerance’s and then I went on to find out that I also have Leaky Gut Syndrome, so my digestive system has been a complete nightmare recently and pro-biotics have been a must have for me. So for those of you who aren’t familiar with Symprove and haven’t heard of it before, it’s a water-based multi-strain supplement that contains 4 unique strains of live activated bacteria. Included in it are: L. rhamnosus, E. faecium, L. acidophilus, and L. plantarum. It’s basically a water based pro-biotic that’s designed specifically for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (which I also have). Normally a healthy gut would already contain all four of these gut bacteria, however when it doesn’t, it can soon become unbalanced and cause a lot of problems, as I’ve definitely found out from my unbalanced flora. When I first found out about Symprove, I did wonder what makes it so different to all the others on the market. The difference is that the bacteria within it is alive and active in the bottle, which is why it needs to be kept refrigerated, and most importantly, because it’s water based, it doesn’t trigger digestion which means all of the good bacteria survive the stomach…

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Photos From My Instagram

Just a simple black and white selfie with some extra volume in my hair It’s been such a long time since I did an Instagram roundup for you all here on my fashion blog! I know a lot of you follow me on Instagram anyway, but there’s still quite a lot of you who don’t and you end up missing out on my photos that I share there. I always feel like my Instagram is an extension of my blog and my life anyway, so it’s the place I always share things in the moment and whatever is new, while my blog is slightly behind in time since things are scheduled in advance due to it requiring a lot more work than just a simple photo upload with some tags. I think the last time I posted Instagram snaps was actually around Christmas time, so it’s been a good 6 months without me sharing any with you! Luckily, I’ve taken quite a lot during that time which I think are worthy of sharing with you all here! I did an Instagram takeover for Visit Bath quite a while ago now (as you know) so I have included some of those photos here with you too, showing you the shops and scenery of my city of Bath! It was so much fun, but of course I have things like selfies, new purchases, food and more, so there’s a whole mix of everything. I hope you’re enjoying your week! Lorna xx. Some gorgeous espadrilles and decor inside Seven Boot Lane One of the wall displays in Seven Boot Lane Square is a…

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I Found Out That I Have Leaky Gut Syndrome

I’ve spoken to you all about the numerous stomach and digestive issues that I have had for years now, giving me all sorts of stomach problems and the issues I have had with my health in general, like living with M.E that I was diagnosed with when I was 14. I’ve never really had an answer to all my problems. The symptoms I have suffered over the years have gotten worse and worse, to the point now that I can’t eat most foods, I suffer if I do, and my skin is just looking terrible and I’m constantly tired. After I found out about my food intolerance’s and the impact they are now having on my digestive system, because I was extremely intolerant to yeast, I thought I would finally test and see if I had Leaky Gut Syndrome (medically known as intestinal permeability) and see if I had a yeast overgrowth. I spoke with Verisana which is a lab in Germany, to see about doing a test (I wont go into the details as it’s a stool sample and nobody needs to know about that). I sent it off and within 2 weeks after it was cultured, I got my results to see my bacteria levels and gut flora, along with what issues might be going on. I found out that the PH level of my digestive system is very alkaline, but I believe that’s to do with the antacid I have to take every morning because of the gastritis. I then found out that my levels of ecoli are extremely high when they shouldn’t be, which causes me…

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A Letter To The World

When I was watching Eurovision a little while ago, it really hit me how everyone can actually get on. 26 or more countries can come together in one place and have fun, enjoy music, get on with each other and enjoy each others company. The same thing happens at festivals. There’s no hate. Acceptance, love and happiness is all that’s needed. We are all one of the same and I honestly can never understand why there has to be so much hate and badness in the world. This is my letter to the world, or whoever wishes to read it, and I hope that even if it touches just one person in a positive way, I’ve done what I intended. Terrible things happen every second of every day and the fact that the statement ‘That’s Life’ is accepted and used as a reason is just not ok. Why do we want to hurt each other? Why are we jealous of one another instead of happy and proud of one another? Why do we want to take what is not ours and cause hurt to other people? And especially as an extremely important point for me, why do we insist on destroying nature? I say ‘we’ as a collective in general as our species can be absolutely awful, but I in no way associate myself with such behaviour and more often than not, I am ashamed to be a part of the human race itself. Sometimes, if I am honest, I look around and feel completely disconnected to the earth in general, like I don’t belong here because I don’t have…

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Finding Out My Food Intolerance’s With YorkTest

As you know, I’ve been suffering for about 2 years now with stomach trouble. It’s gotten to the point now where I almost can’t eat anything and my stomach is constantly bloated and sore. A lot of the days I have to wear maternity jeans because my own jeans just wont do up, and that’s quite upsetting, especially since I have to model for photos for my work, which has gotten harder and harder to do. During the winter it wasn’t so bad as a lot of layers can cover things up, but now that it’s warmer, I have to wait for days where my stomach is flat and do my outfit shoots then. It’s becoming a pain. I’ve been to the doctors numerous times, they don’t know what’s wrong with me other than diagnosing me with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and a possible gluten intolerance as I’m not actually Celiac. I have noticed that certain things I eat will cause a reaction which is why I cut out gluten for many months, but then other times my stomach would just swell up and cause me pain and discomfort for absolutely no reason. It spent 4 weeks in a row looking 6 months pregnant and I also had cystitis for that amount of time too, which was horrendous. There was no infection and I’ve had scans etc at the urology department and they could only tell me everything looks normal, sore, but normal, and maybe it’s related to my stomach. I wont lie, sometimes I’ve been in tears over the discomfort and awfulness of this situation. I know to some…

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My Own Relationship Advice

Adam and I just celebrated our 9 year anniversary on the 27th April, and it’s crazy to think that we have been together so long. Next year is the decade, the big 10 years, and while it feels like the time has gone incredibly fast since my timeline is often measured by events, at the same time, mentally I feel like I have known him forever and I can’t even remember my life without him. There’s something so special about that connection when you find it with another person, it feels truly like you found the other half of you. I just want to put out there firstly that I’m not making this blog post with intention of rubbing my relationship in anyone’s face, neither am I gloating, and neither am I being inconsiderate to others who haven’t found their partner yet. I am making this blog post purely out of what’s in my heart at this current moment and with advice on what’s made mine and Adam’s relationship work so well. Everyone is different, everyone has their own baggage, and everyone thinks differently, but for me, I’ve noticed a lot of things which have contributed positively towards a happy relationship and I want to share that. I’m in no way at a veteran level, but I feel like 9 years is an extremely long time too. Honesty & Communication Ever since I was little, I’ve always had the inability to lie. I have too much of a conscience to keep anything from someone or lie about it (I even struggle with surprises) and I’ve found this extremely helpful in…

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My Interests – The Misconceptions Of Me

Because I’m into fashion, I’ve often come across people who have mistaken me for someone who is shallow or doesn’t have much depth to them, which I think isn’t fair. Sometimes when I’ve mentioned something I’m into (outside of the fashion world) they’re shocked and never expected that of me. This is why I wanted to do this blog post from a more personal point of view, explaining the misconceptions of me. Most of us are not just a once track mind and shallow. Sure, fashion is a huge part of my life and one that I’ve built my career around. I do get excited when I save up and buy new items, or when I’ve put together a really nice outfit, but that’s only a small percentage of my personality and it’s often the only one you get to see. I can’t say this is the case for every fashion blogger out there, but I’m pretty sure that most would tell you they’re into much more than just fashion though… So, what do I like? I’m actually a huge tomboy at heart with a more masculine brain, I’m a big nerd, and a very deep thinker. Here are 5 things that I’m very into, but my personality traits will come in a separate post for part 2. Space & Astronomy I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I’m very much into space and astronomy, so much so that I even have apps on my phone which locate the current position of planets, the sun, the moon, constellations, the space station etc and I will regularly go out and look…

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My Blogs 7th Birthday + New Changes

1 month ago on the 10th March 2017, my blog turned 7 years old. I can’t believe it’s 7. Back when I started it in 2010 in my bedroom at around 2am, I never expected it to turn into what it is now – my business. If someone had said to me 7, or even 5 years ago, that I would be self employed and running my own business, I would have laughed. I’ve always had a drive and a passion to succeed and do things, but when I got ill with M.E. when I was 14, a lot of that was incredibly difficult so I thought building my own dreams was impossible. I was completely wrong though because thanks to the internet, anything is possible. I read a quote somewhere online and it was ‘Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs’ and that’s something that has stuck with me for some time. I’ve been building my own dreams, learning what I can and can’t take on, understanding the world of blogging even more from experience and my need for knowledge, constantly working online and on social media 24/7 etc and even though I do get tired, angry, frustrated, stressed out… it’s all worth it. The weather plays a huge part in that and sometimes it makes me lose my spark and interest in blogging, but after 7 years, I am making some much needed changes here and I need your help. I’m not feeling completely fulfilled by blogging anymore. I’m a very deep person that’s often in thought, learning things, feeding off of…

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