In this article we will discuss nutrition in general and outline dietary interventions that focus on managing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in patients with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (hEDS). … More General Nutrition Advice and Dietary Interventions for Managing GI Symptoms in hEDS
The best introductory videos for IBS & FODMAPs Irritable Bowel Syndrome If like me sometimes you just want to watch an expert talk about all the things you want to learn more about rather than spending hours reading then watch this set of videos. IBS is a complex condition and it is worth understanding these … More The best introductory videos for IBS & FODMAPs
(Updated March 2022) by Lee Martin MSc RD 6 systematic reviews and meta analysis of the research evidence related to the Restriction Phase of the Low FODMAP Diet were completed between 2016 and 2018. In 2021 a network meta-analysis was published. Here we link to the research papers. 2016 Marsh et al Does a diet … More Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis on the low FODMAP diet in IBS
(Updated February 2021) by Lee Martin MSc RD Prebiotics are non‐digestible selectively fermented dietary fibers, found in a range of plant based foods, that specifically promote the growth of one or more bacterial genera in the gastrointestinal tract and therefore provide a potential health benefit to the host. Thus it is important to have prebiotcs in … More The best Prebiotics for IBS and suitable prebiotics for the low FODMAP diet
(Updated February 2021) by Lee Martin MSc RD Probiotics can be a useful and effective treatment option and/or adjunct therapy for people with diagnosed IBS or functional gastrointestinal symptoms. It can however be a bit confusing knowing which probiotics have any research evidence behind them at which ones are just good marketing! Thankfully there are … More The Best Probiotics for IBS
I work as a Dietitian in Gastroenterology and Neurogastroenterology at University College London Hospital, a specialist tertiary care hospital in central London. Neurogastroenterology is not only interested in the physiology and motility of the gut but also how the gut functions and in particular the interactions between the gut and the brain. The difference between … More Must Read Research Papers for use in Dietetic Neurogastroenterology Clinical Practice
(Updated Jan 2021) by Lee Martin MSc RD Is it time to take the ‘low’ out of FODMAPs? The low FODMAP diet is an evidenced based dietary treatment for the symptom management of functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome. As described below the diet is split into three parts. The completion of all … More Is it time to take the ‘low’ out of FODMAPs?
(Updated March 2018) by Lee Martin MSc RD One aspect of the low FODMAP diet that requires a fair amount of preparation is snacking. It can be hard to find snacks out and about which don’t contain wheat, problem fruit and vegetables, flavourings etc. For example in the hospital I work in we are very … More Low FODMAP Fruity Flapjacks
We spent a little over 3 weeks in Vietnam, travelling north to south from Hanoi all the way to Ho Chi Minh City. We absolutely loved Vietnam, being so diverse with so much to do, really low prices, friendly people and the most delicious food. Much like when we were travelling in Thailand, Laos and … More How to travel on a low FODMAP diet in Vietnam
Gastrointestinal complaints are extremely common in children, from mild bloating and discomfort to chronic constipation or diarrhoea, reflux and pain. The reasons behind these symptoms can be straightforward to diagnose and treat with dietary changes and sometimes with the use of medications. Most obvious to diagnose are symptoms which arise with a clear trigger, for … More Should we really be putting children on the low FODMAP diet?