Should we really be putting children on the low FODMAP diet?

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?

Managing IBS. Problems with GP’s, national guidance and the low FODMAP diet.

(Updated 2018) by Lee Martin MSc RD Believe it or not, not everyone who has IBS needs to follow the low FODMAP diet! The low FODMAP diet has been such a revelation in the treatment of IBS symptoms that one can forget there are actually many things you can do to help self-manage your IBS … More Managing IBS. Problems with GP’s, national guidance and the low FODMAP diet.

Following the low FODMAP diet long term…What is a modified FODMAP diet?

(Updated 2018) by Lee Martin MSc RD Since I originally wrote this article in 2015 the 3 phases of the low FODMAP diet have  gradually become more talked about. In particular the final third phase which is known as the ‘modified FODMAP diet’ or ‘adapted FODMAP diet phase’ has received a lot more interest.  The … More Following the low FODMAP diet long term…What is a modified FODMAP diet?

Is soya milk low or high FODMAP? Recent FODMAP content updates have changed current advice

(Updated 2018) by Lee Martin MSc RD Way back at the end of 2015 there were some  updates to the FODMAP content in a range of alternative milks available to purchase including soya, coconut, almond, hemp, oat and rice milks. Just before I left the King’s College London FODMAP research team we sent a batch of … More Is soya milk low or high FODMAP? Recent FODMAP content updates have changed current advice

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? And what about sourdough?

So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it depends where in the world you get your spelt bread from, how much you eat, the percentage of spelt flour used and most importantly whether it was baked using the sourdough process. … More The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? And what about sourdough?

What role does the gastrointestinal microbiota play in IBS symptoms?

Video from the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. One of the most interesting yet unknown topics in IBS is how the gastrointestinal microbiota play a part in the symptoms. The research team at King’s where I work discovered that the low FODMAP diet reduced levels of bifidobacteria in people with IBS.  Bifidobacteria is a gut microbe that has … More What role does the gastrointestinal microbiota play in IBS symptoms?