After a consultation with a gastroenterologist, Wood was advised that food intolerances may have been responsible for his mysterious health issues. In response, he adopted the low-FODMAP diet – an eating regime designed to restrict fermentable carbohydrates that can trigger gut-health problems – and the results were compelling.
“Straight away, my energy levels were back,” he recalls. “And my ability to concentrate. When I had food that messed with my guts, I’d feel really foggy in the head.” Beyond these noticeable improvements, there were other benefits too. “Day-to-day, I was in a better mood. We often talk about reducing the amount of stress in your life, and it reduced a whole lot from mine.”