Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis on the low FODMAP diet in IBS

(Updated February 2021) 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. Here we link to the research papers. 2016 Marsh et al Does a diet low in FODMAPs reduce symptoms associated with … More Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis on the low FODMAP diet in IBS

The best Prebiotics for IBS & suitable prebiotics for the low FODMAP diet

(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 & suitable prebiotics for the low FODMAP diet

The Best Probiotics for IBS

(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

Must Read Research Papers for use in Dietetic Neurogastroenterology Clinical Practice

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

Is it time to take the ‘low’ out of FODMAPs?

(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?

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 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.

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 February 2021) 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 … More Is soya milk low or high FODMAP? Recent FODMAP content updates have changed current advice