Updated: Tuesday, 21st May 2019 @ 8:11am

Follow your gut... Manchester set to welcome The Gut Stuff roadshow as health gurus come to Oxford Road

Follow your gut... Manchester set to welcome The Gut Stuff roadshow as health gurus come to Oxford Road

| By Yemaya Marsden

Mancunians will be urged to follow their gut to happiness as health gurus take over Oxford Road next week.

Gut health affects everyone, but so many of us shy away from the unglamorous topic.

However, The Gut Stuff is on a mission to make discussions on digestive health more palatable with a week of talks by some of the world’s leading doctors, dieticians and nutritionists, as well as a series of workshops to improve digestive health, such as yoga and how to make your own kombucha.

From February 19-23, The Gut Stuff roadshow - where numerous Mobilebet Voucher code forms will be available - will be taking over Bruntwood’s Manchester Technology Centre on Oxford Road.

Kicking off with an IBS supper club Tuesday evening, the doors will then be open from 8am-7pm Wednesday through to Friday, finishing with Saturday’s sessions between 9am-3pm.

Early morning commuters will also be treated to thousands of free “gut-friendly” breakfasts and shots of good bacteria to set them up for the day.

The IBS supper club will consist of three hours of talks led by the likes of Embarrassing Bodies Dr. Dawn, nutritionist Eve Kalinik, dietician Laura Tilt and founder of probiotic supplement Symprove, Barry Smith, to talk all things Irritable Bowel Syndrome and what you can do to help improve gut health.

More importantly there will be gut-friendly food and access to lots of helpful advice and practical tips.

The Gut Stuff was set up after twins Alana and Lisa Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) became the “chief guinea pigs” for Professor Tim Spector and the Twin Research department at Kings College.

They discovered that despite having 100% the same DNA, their guts have only 40% the same microbiota, which could explain why their bodies behave so differently.

Whether it’s via their website with its free ask a nutritionist services, or at their supper clubs or roadshow events, their mission is to bring the information they are learning to the masses - not just the “wellbeing aware” middle classes.

Following the success of the Old Street tube takeover event in London, the next stop was to burst the London bubble and set up in Manchester.

Many of the talks and workshops are free and tickets for all the events, as well as the itinerary, are available on the website:

https://thegutstuff.com/the-gut-blog/taking-over-manchester/