The Gut Gazette is a platform for your digestive journey with the aim to create more awareness and education around gut health, remove stigmas and inspire self-advocacy.
We're all about making digestive health issues less ugly.
Hi, I'm Megan! Founder of The Gut Gazette.
I started The Gut Gazette back in 2009 after being diagnosed with Crohn's disease and IBS as an outlet to connect with others online who were going through the same experiences. The Gut Gazette has transformed throughout the years and even sat in silence for a bit.
In May 2018 I relaunched and rebranded The Gut Gazette to be a platform - online and offline - for everyone, it's not just for my gut journey but yours too.
For years I felt extremely isolated and humiliated about having a digestive issue - I felt like I was the only person who was anxious if I'd make it to the bathroom in time. As I slowly began opening up about what I was dealing with, I learned how many others dealt with the same issues, and how many kept it to themselves due to embarrassment.
It was then I realized I had to do something to increase the conversation and push awareness. I became involved in the digestive health community, aside from The Gut Gazette, as a peer support worker during university for other students dealing with GI issues, then later a patient representative for a Canadian-wide research study called IMAGINE.
The Gut Gazette is no longer just a blog. It's a resource, a support network, a community and a voice to make change.
Ashleigh works in the finance industry, and is a self-proclaimed art and lit nerd. She lives in London, ON with her husband, Tom, and miniature schnauzer puppy, Nebula. After being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2014, she became passionate about creating awareness and raising funds for research around treatment options.
Heather Lillico is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga Instructor in Toronto, Canada. She specializes in nutrition for mental health and educates clients on using food to help mood. She believes in a mostly whole foods vegan approach and has been vegan since 2013.
For more information and to contact, visit her website
Isabella is an Advertising Copywriter living in Toronto. At the start of her 20s, her digestive health completely changed, and she was diagnosed with IBS and an allergy to eggs. It took years before she was comfortable opening up to people about her condition, and is now using her creative writing skills to further encourage discussion around gut health. You can see her creative work at www.isabellaparks.com