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 and 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 and 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