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
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?
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
Breakfast is our favourite meal of the day and at weekends when you actually get the chance to have a decent breakfast you need to make sure it is a good one. We love cooking our own or going out for breakfast and a particular favourite of ours is Little Georgia in Hackney. Here you … More Tropical Low FODMAP Breakfast
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?
Its been ages since I posted a recipe and while in Spain this week I came up with the idea of stuffing the amazing LARGE peppers with a tinned tuna, lemon zest and herb marinade. We go to an area in Spain called Nerja a couple of times a year and stay in a beautiful … More Low FODMAP Spanish Peppers with Tuna, Lemon zest & Herbs
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?