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
That’s right you read it correctly. Two dietitians are going on a trip around the world. Yipee! It’s been a couple of years in the planning – well when I say planning I mean saving money – and come September 2015 we are off for a whole year 🙂 It’s quite unbelievable, an around the … More Around the world in 80 low FODMAP dishes
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?
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?