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?
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
(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.
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
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
I originally posted this in Feb 2014 and I left King’s College London at the end of 2016 to travel the world for a year. You can read all about my journey travelling around the world on a modified FODMAP diet in the dedicated Travel section on our FODMAP blog. Right now I am working at University … More I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London!
(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
Please note the information in this post is from 2013 but has been left here for reference. Back then it was common practice for restriction phase of the low FODMAP diet to be followed for 8 weeks. From 2016 this changed to 4 weeks, with an additional 4-8 weeks maximum only if symptoms had not … More 8 Weeks on a Low FODMAP diet