Gemma Harris has been a journalist for over seven years and is a self-confessed health and wellbeing enthusiast, which led her to specialise in health journalism. During her career, she has worked with top editors in the industry and taken on multiple high-discipline fitness challenges for certain outlets. She is particularly passionate about nutrition; after being diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome in 2016, she discovered her fascination for gut health and founded thegutchoice.com – a dedicated space for providing a hopeful outcome for people with gut issues. Gemma’s core aim is to help others through her writing.
Previously a freelance journalist, Gemma has written about topics including combatting the spread of health misinformation on social media, how to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet with a stoma and probiotics for gut health. Her work has been published within leading health journals such as Gastrointestinal Nursing and the British Journal of Healthcare Management, as well as multimedia health and lifestyle platforms, including calmmoment.com, StomaTips, Fit&Well, LiveScience and metro.co.uk.
She is the proud owner of two adorable guinea pigs who are far too spoilt and have become her writing companions. When she is not writing, Gemma can be found making a colourful and nutritious meal in the kitchen, walking in nature, at a yoga or spin class, swimming, doing an at-home YouTube workout, snuggling up with a self-help book or meditating. These experiences help to influence and shape the content she creates. And because life is all about balance, Gemma also enjoys having cocktails with friends.
Articles by Gemma Harris
9 foods that cause flatulence – and how to avoid it
Farting more than you’d like? A gut specialist dietitian reveals the foods that cause gas and what you can do about it.
How much water should I drink a day? Know if you’re hydrated – and what to do if you aren’t
Are you and your loved ones drinking enough? We explain what you should be aiming for each day and share practical tips for increasing your fluid intake.
The health benefits of beans: How they help to prevent dementia and boost longevity
The humble bean isn’t just tasty in a salad. Two leading experts reveal why beans are good for you, from enhancing your gut health to reducing your risk of cancer.
What is a balanced diet? How to follow one – and stick to it
Struggling to eat a healthy range of foods? It’s easier (and more enjoyable) than you might think, as two leading dietitians reveal.
What are carbohydrates? How much – and what types – to eat for good health
When it comes to carbs, how much do you need and what are the best sources? Our experts debunk the myths.
How to eat healthier: 9 easy ways to boost longevity
Want to eat healthier but not sure how? A dietitian provides practical advice and reveals how it can help you live longer.