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 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?
(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
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?
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
Laos has to be one of, if not, the most relaxed country in the world. We were there for the end of Buddhist Lent and I don’t think it is a coincidence that this Buddhist culture is the reason the people are so friendly, helpful, polite and chilled out! As for following a low FODMAP … More Travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Laos
(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.
As we travel around the world when we come across meals that we enjoy and are low FODMAP (or close to being low FODMAP) we will share these to provide some inspiration for different cuisines. You can read our experience of 5 weeks travelling around the Philippines on a low FODMAP diet here. As for … More Our favourite low FODMAP dishes from the Philippines
(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?
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