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?

Reintroducing foods on the low FODMAP diet Watch out for misinformation

(Updated 2017) by Lee Martin MSc RD The world of FODMAPs is changing and information on the low FODMAP diet available on the internet goes out of date fast. The information you can now find on the restriction phase of the low FODMAP diet is more consistent and correct these days however when it comes to … More Reintroducing foods on the low FODMAP diet Watch out for misinformation

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

(Updated 2017) 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 low FODMAP diet?

Should I follow the low FODMAP diet long term? There is a new term starting to emerge in relation to the low FODMAP diet and this is the modified low FODMAP diet. Put simply this is the long term diet the majority of people follow after completing the reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet. … More Following the low FODMAP diet long term…What is a modified low FODMAP diet?

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

(Updated 2017) by Lee Martin MSc RD 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 UK alternative … More Is soya milk low or high FODMAP? Recent FODMAP content updates have changed current advice

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?