Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis on the low FODMAP diet in IBS

(Updated February 2021) by Lee Martin MSc RD 6 systematic reviews and meta analysis of the research evidence related to the Restriction Phase of the Low FODMAP Diet were completed between 2016 and 2018. Here we link to the research papers. 2016 Marsh et al Does a diet low in FODMAPs reduce symptoms associated with … More Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis on the low FODMAP diet in IBS

The best Prebiotics for IBS and suitable prebiotics for the low FODMAP diet

(Updated February 2021) by Lee Martin MSc RD Prebiotics are non‐digestible selectively fermented dietary fibers, found in a range of plant based foods, that specifically promote the growth of one or more bacterial genera in the gastrointestinal tract and therefore provide a potential health benefit to the host. Thus it is important to have prebiotcs in … More The best Prebiotics for IBS and suitable prebiotics for the low FODMAP diet

The Best Probiotics for IBS

(Updated February 2021) by Lee Martin MSc RD Probiotics can be a useful and effective treatment option and/or adjunct therapy for people with diagnosed IBS or functional gastrointestinal symptoms. It can however be a bit confusing knowing which probiotics have any research evidence behind them at which ones are just good marketing! Thankfully there are … More The Best Probiotics for IBS

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

Is soya milk low or high FODMAP? Recent FODMAP content updates have changed current advice

(Updated February 2021) by Lee Martin MSc RD Way back at the end of 2015 there were some  updates to the FODMAP content in a range of alternative milks available to purchase including soya, coconut, almond, hemp, oat and rice milks. Just before I left the King’s College London FODMAP research team we sent a batch … More Is soya milk low or high FODMAP? Recent FODMAP content updates have changed current advice