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 April 2018) by Lee Martin MSc RD Every April, every year it is IBS Awareness Month worldwide. Last year I was personally involved supporting IBS Awareness Month (2017) by providing advice on the talkhealth ‘Online clinic on bowel issues & IBS’. This online clinic is something talkhealth organise every year and you can follow … More Supporting IBS Awareness Month
(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?
We were only in Thailand for 2 weeks and spent our time in relative luxury (well compared to our normal budget travelling accommodation) on the touristy island of Koh Samui. We had both travelled Thailand previously so it was a chance to recharge our batteries and spend time with our family who had come out … More Thailand Tips for low FODMAP Travellers
Okay let me put it out there straight away, travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Indonesia is hard…very hard. We were there for 6 weeks and travelled through Java into Bali and onto Lombok and the amazing Gili Islands. For the majority of this time we found it hard to find low FODMAP options. Instead … More Indonesia Travel and the Low FODMAP diet
Foreword by Lee Martin My partner Mel and I have been travelling the world for just over 4 months. We are coming towards the end of our time in Asia and soon move onto Australia and New Zealand. We have picked up many low FODMAP travel tips on our journey (see our ‘FODMAP Travels‘ section) … More 7 Essentials for the low FODMAP traveller
Laos has to be one of, if not, the most relaxed country in the world. We were there for the end of Buddhist Lent and I don’t think it is a coincidence that this Buddhist culture is the reason the people are so friendly, helpful, polite and chilled out! As for following a low FODMAP … More Travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Laos
(Updated 2019) 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.