Managing IBS. Problems with GP’s, national guidance and the low FODMAP diet.

(Updated 2018) 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.

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? And what about sourdough?

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?

What role does the gastrointestinal microbiota play in IBS symptoms?

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?

Reintroducing FODMAPs

(Updated 2018) by Lee Martin MSc RD Please note the information in part one of this post (from 2013) is not based on the latest research information and clinical practice advice regarding the reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet but has been left here for reference. For up to date information read ‘Re-Challenging and … More Reintroducing FODMAPs