I try to complete a post once per month but this month has been hectic!  However I did have time to whip up this post which has some good articles that I came across via twitter in October so I am sharing them now.  Hope you find something of interest; there is information on gut bacteria, gluten &  FODMAPs, NCGS (Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity), constipation and a great resource from the IBS network………

Gut bacteria and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are are clearly linked and hopefully future research will shed more light on this interesting topic.  This article gives a nice overview of ‘The Ins and Outs of Gut Bacteria’

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ins-outs-gut-bacteria/story?id=20169868#.UintkQw57BI.twitter  @gastrogirl

I found this website called Lets Talk Constipation while searching the net for information on constipation (obviously!) and I like the diagram which tries to answer the question: Do you know what happens to your digestive system when you get constipated?


There has been a lot of interest into whether gluten or FODMAPs are involved in the gastrointestinal symptoms people experience with IBS.  This article gives an overview of some of the recent research and provides links for further reading on this subject.

http://www.holisticprimarycare.net/news/1528-are-fodmaps-the-new-gluten.html   @KateScarlata_RD

Boldly entitled “Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: The New Frontier of Gluten Related Disorders” here is a link to recent review paper  on Non Celiac Gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and its implications in human disease including it’s overlap with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/5/10/3839   @PedNutritionGuy

And finally a super resource anyone with IBS should check out: The IBS Self Care Plan

http://www.theibsnetwork.org/the-self-care-plan/    @IBSnetwork



Lee is a UK Registered Dietitian who worked as a researcher at King’s College London University researching the low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Previously Lee worked for the NHS with many years’ experience of treating IBS. Lee has run a popular blog www.rmdietetic.com on the low FODMAP diet since 2013 where you can learn all about his experiences of following the low FODMAP diet, find information on the research behind the diet, the practicalities of implementing the diet along with low FODMAP meal and baking recipes. This year Lee has published the first ever book dedicated to the reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet. More information on the book entitled ‘Re-challenging and Reintroducing FODMAPS: A self-help guide to the entire reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet’ can be found on the website www.reintroducingfodmaps.com

One Response to 5 Interesting Articles on Gut Bacteria, Gluten & FODMAPs, NCGS (Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity), & Constipation

  1. Rachael Jermyn

    After 20 years of varied and disruptive IBS problems I have been put on the FODMAP plan and have high hopes for success. Thanks for this excellent blog. I am reading through the links with interest and am delighted to find some recipies that may make family life and communal mealtimes a bit more fun and rather less difficult!

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