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?

Following a low FODMAP diet when travelling in the Philippines

I absolutely loved the Philippines it is a spectacular place with some of the best scenery and beaches in the world. We spent 5 weeks in the Philippines and a lot of the food you get can be described best as ‘fast food’. It can actually quite hard to find traditional Filipino food which is … More Following a low FODMAP diet when travelling in the Philippines