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Lemon drizzle spiced bundt Christmas cakes – low fodmap

4Dec

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When baking with gluten free flour the recipes are improved by a ‘drizzle’- to add moisture to the cake. Plus, for this special time of year, I have used best butter! Yes – B…U…T…T…E…R you heard that right . Consumed … Continue reading

  

How to survive the holiday season without too many gut problems

1Dec

The holiday season means many different things to different people, it is supposed to be a period of joy but often it really doesn’t live up to all those expectations that we often have. The media portray images of idealistic … Continue reading

  

Chicken liver and rosemary stuffing – low fodmap Christmas recipes

29Nov

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Sage and onion stuffing is a classic accompaniment to Christmas dinner, however for people following a low fodmap diet this is not an option because it does contain lots of onion. Perhaps this recipe might be a good alternative and … Continue reading

  

Christmas bread & butter pudding low fodmap

20Nov

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Yes it’s still November and thoughts are turning to Christmas. I apologize now for posting this recipe but you do need to be planning and perhaps trialing recipes before the big day so here is one for consideration. Bread and … Continue reading

  

Vegetable tart

7Nov

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This vegetable tart was made using frozen gluten free pastry bought at the Allergy & Free From Show over the weekend. It is a quick and tasty recipe for a weekday evening. Serve with some green salad.I used coloured carrots … Continue reading

  

Hot roasted vegetables

30Oct

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I adore roasted vegetables – I have said this before but I can’t get enough of them at the moment. These choices are low fodmap and packed with fibre, really filling and comforting. The spice mix I chose to use … Continue reading

  

Pumpkin and chocolate tea loaf

28Oct

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Ingredients 175g of roasted pumpkin 175 muscovado sugar 175g caster sugar 125g of low fat margarine 3 eggs 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 300g plain gluten free flour 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon of baking powder (use gluten free … Continue reading

  

Thai green chicken curry – scarily low fodmap!

28Oct

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It’s now October – time for the nights to draw in and Halloween is just around the corner. Have you time to cook some dark dishes for All Hallows’ Eve? Would you like a story before we begin out tasty … Continue reading

  

Pumpkin chicken and pesto pasta

23Oct

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It is my favourite time of year and I do love roasted vegetables. Here is a dish that provides some comfort on cold nights and left overs can be warmed up the next day for lunch. Ingredients 75g of garlic … Continue reading

  

Relief from IBS – your route to digestive comfort

20Oct

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Around one in five people in the UK experience IBS or troublesome digestive problems with symptoms such as reflux, heartburn, vomiting, nausea, flatulence, stomach ache, discomfort, and diarrhoea. Self-management of lifestyle and diet is key to managing the daily discomfort … Continue reading

  

Tomato, pepper and spaghetti squash soup

5Oct

This is a lovely flavoured soup and has a very vibrant colour. A great winter soup to warm you up on cold days! Ingredients 800g of plum tomatoes 1 large spaghetti squash 400g tin of roasted red pepper 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

  

Lamb wrapped in kale

24Sep

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Kale is tough, stringy and overtly pretentious, but it looks really great in photographs – perhaps the reason most ‘wellness’ bloggers overstate it’s usefulness. The real deal with kale is however it is low fodmap and really great for making … Continue reading

  

Comment on Following the low FODMAP diet long term…What is a modified low FODMAP diet? by Research on the reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet

18Sep

Three phases of the low FODMAP diet

There is a new term starting to emerge in relation to the low FODMAP diet and this is the modified low FODMAP diet. Put simply this is the long term diet the majority of people follow after completing the reintroduction … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP Fruity Flapjacks

18Sep

Low FODMAP Fruity Flapjacks

One aspect of the low FODMAP diet that requires a fair amount of preparation is snacking. This is because it is that much harder to buy things out and about which don’t contain wheat, problem fruit and vegetables, flavourings etc. … Continue reading

  

Maple Syrup

10Sep

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The Chemistry of maple syrup A great infographic from compound chemistry about maple syrup http://www.compoundchem.com Maple syrup is a sweet tree sap that is high in sucrose and low in other sugars, so it is suitable for the low fodmap … Continue reading

  

Celeriac Soup – low fodmap

7Sep

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I have half a celeriac left so as promised I have made a soup. This was very easy to do and is based on home made chicken stock and has a topping based on bacon, pecan and sunflower seeds. If … Continue reading

  

Tuna, courgette and celeriac slaw, Low Fodmap

5Sep

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This recipe can be used as a sandwich filler, topping for jacket potatoes or a salad dressing. Lunch time ideas are very important when following a diet for food intolerances. Being prepared will prevent you needing to buy food that … Continue reading

  

Moroccan spiced corn couscous – low fodmap

3Sep

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Gluten free couscous made from corn! It is available in the Free From Sections of most large supermarkets and can be purchased online. This dish complements the Moroccan Salmon dish perfectly. The spices have been developed by two dietitians who … Continue reading

  

Moroccan Salmon – Low Fodmap

3Sep

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At the last Allergy & Free From show I purchased a range of three spice mixes from Fodify Foods, a company started by two dietitians – this is the first of the recipes I have tried for the Moroccan spice … Continue reading

  

Pecan and raspberry Rocky Road – Low Fodmap

29Aug

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Rocky road is so easy to make and a great looking snack, but not for regular consumption as it is very calorific! This version is not too sweet as dark chocolate is used and the recipe is low fodmap.  I … Continue reading

  

Coronation chicken – low fodmap

27Aug

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Coronation chicken is a favourite traditional dish in the UK and was first devised for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 by the Cordon Bleu chef Rosemary Hume and Constance Spry. Rosemary was described by Constance as the ‘brains’ of … Continue reading

  

The Moorland Wild Bilberry

14Aug

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In the month of August, the moors around Lancashire and Yorkshire provide an abundance of wimberry (more frequently called bilberry). These little berries are delicious but it takes some effort in gathering them, but it is certainly worth that effort. … Continue reading

  

Comment on End of Week 1 on Low FODMAP diet by RMdietetics

21Jul

End of week 1 on low FODMAP diet

Well now that we are at the end of the first week of following the low FODMAP diet I can see why some people find it very difficult to follow strictly. If you’re the sort of person who eats everything … Continue reading

  

Comment on End of Week 1 on Low FODMAP diet by Jane

18Jul

End of week 1 on low FODMAP diet

Well now that we are at the end of the first week of following the low FODMAP diet I can see why some people find it very difficult to follow strictly. If you’re the sort of person who eats everything … Continue reading

  

Can you cook a cucumber? British cucumber week

16Jul

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The humble cucumber – stalwart of the afternoon tea finger sandwich has it’s own week, dedicated its summer fresh light green crispness. I find the cucumber a great salad vegetable and obviously it has been used in sandwiches for afternoon … Continue reading

  

How to travel on a low FODMAP diet in Vietnam

15Jul

How to travel on a low FODMAP diet in Vietnam

We spent a little over 3 weeks in Vietnam, travelling north to south from Hanoi all the way to Ho Chi Minh City. We absolutely loved Vietnam, being so diverse with so much to do, really low prices, friendly people … Continue reading

  

Comment on Indonesia Travel and the Low FODMAP diet by RMdietetics

6Jul

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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 … Continue reading

  

Comment on Indonesia Travel and the Low FODMAP diet by Lisa

6Jul

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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 … Continue reading

  

It’s Not ‘Just’ IBS campaign

5Jul

Watch the presentation I gave for the IBS Network’s event The Patients Perspective, which is an effort to recognise that it’s not ‘just’ IBS. The petition is still open and you can sign it here if you wish https://www.change.org/p/all-political-parties-and-the-national-medical-director-recognise-it-s-not-just-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs Its … Continue reading

  

Pecan, lime and blueberry bircher low fodmap

4Jul

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What a glorious way to start the day with a yoghurt and oat based creamy breakfast – this recipe contains ground flaxseed to add lots of soluble fibre to your breakfast, a real treat for sluggish bowels! Skyr yoghurt contains … Continue reading

  

Herding cats – the challenges of probiotic research in IBS.

20Jun

The dietary guidelines for IBS have been published. It has taken considerable work to produce these guidelines over the last 2 years at least and I was very pleased to be part of the development process with some very experienced … Continue reading

  

It’s national picnic week – low fodmap picnic loaf

16Jun

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It’s national picnic week – although the weather isn’t that fantastic, but you can use the ideas from this event all through the summer. Here’s hoping for better weather. This recipe used a Warburton’s gluten free seeded sourdough artisan boule … Continue reading

  

The ‘ravelled sleeve of care; how sleep affects IBS — The Sensitive Gut

14Jun

See here for a great post from Dr Nick Read about how sleep disturbance affects IBS Sleep disturbance affects about a third of the American population, but is particularly common in patients diagnosed with IBS. As many as 74% of … Continue reading

  

Quinoa deli filler

11Jun

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This deli filler can be used in gluten free wraps, sandwiches and on the top of jacket potatoes and is a really quick easy recipe to make. It has a very fresh taste and is a great option for summer … Continue reading

  

Spring vegetable frittata – low fodmap

10Jun

This frittata can be served as a light lunch with Jersey potatoes and is very pretty! Ingredients 5 eggs Half a sliced courgette 3 Pak Choi 30g of Parmesan cheese Chives Salt to taste Spray oil Method Wash the vegetables … Continue reading

  

Should we really be putting children on the low FODMAP diet?

7Jun

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 … Continue reading

  

Allergy + Free From Show talk on IBS

7Jun

Are you going to the Allergy + Free From Show in July? Don’t forget to get your free tickets here http://bit.ly/1Pga0N5 and come and see my talk for the IBS Network on Diet and Constipation – is it just about … Continue reading

  

Smoked maple chicken – Low fodmap tray bake

4Jun

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One of my favourite recipes is an Ottolenghi dish based on chicken, cinnamon, onion, hazelnuts and honey – a middle eastern baked chicken recipe that I cook for special occasions. Obviously this is certainly not advisable for those people following … Continue reading

  

Asafoetida – what is it?

4Jun

The link below is to a great little piece on asafoetida from BBC Good Food, if you are eager to learn more about this spice. I would advise anyone with coeliac disease to check to ensure it has not been … Continue reading

  

Why your wind smells of roses – The Life of Poo book review

31May

Well now, a book all about poo, why would anyone want to read this you may ask, surely the grim subject of poo is not something to read about – certainly not in public or polite company, I imagine you … Continue reading

  

It’s National Barbecue Week!

30May

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How about trying a vegan low fodmap burger during National Barbecue Week! This is a very tasty vegan burger that is not too hard on the digestive tract for people with IBS. Ingredients 120g of cooked red and white Quinoa … Continue reading

  

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by Research on the reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet – Reintroducing fodmaps

29May

I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London!

UPDATE: I originally posted this in Feb 2014 and since then I left King’s  one and a half years later to travel the world for a year. You can read all about our journey of ‘Around the world in 80 … Continue reading

  

Which path will you choose?

24May

You might consider that this post is not relevant to IBS, but everyone has to make some changes, when diagnosed with a medical condition. Changes perhaps try a new diet, a new medication or treatment, these naturally will require some … Continue reading

  

Easy like Sunday morning

22May

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Fancy a cooked breakfast occasionally and finding that your IBS symptoms are getting in the way? Then perhaps try this version, which is lower in fat than a ‘good old fry up’ and lower in fodmaps and therefore shouldn’t be … Continue reading

  

Thailand Tips for low FODMAP Travellers

21May

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We were only in Thailand for 2 weeks and spent our time in relative luxury (well compared to our normal budget travelling accommodation) on the touristy island of Koh Samui. We had both travelled Thailand previously so it was a … Continue reading

  

Pickled vegetables – Low Fodmap

2May

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I am a real fan of Ottolenghi’s work, his recipes are delicious, but unfortunately they do contain lots of ingredients high in Fodmaps, so not that great for people with IBS. This weekend however was a bit different – a … Continue reading

  

Chocolate, Courgette and Pecan Cake – Low Fodmap, gluten free

2May

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It’s Bank holiday weekend and as usual the weather is dismal, at least it’s not snowing like last week – time for some baking to lift the mood. How about a cake with some vegetables? Not something you fancy? It … Continue reading

  

Indonesia Travel and the Low FODMAP diet

28Mar

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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 … Continue reading

  

Cod with caper and olive sauce

27Mar

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Flavourings such as capers can be included on the Low Fodmap diet and are especially important when onion and garlic are not available in the range of flavours that can be used to develop dishes. Capers are a delicate taste … Continue reading

  

Rhubarb cordial

22Mar

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Rhubarb is one of my favourite vegetables – yes you heard right – it is a vegetable, a stalk, but with a glorious colour and taste. It marries very well with ginger. Rhubarb has an anecdotal use as a laxative … Continue reading

  

Ginger, pumpkin and rice noodles Low Fodmap

13Mar

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This tasty recipe can be served with fish or chicken but it can be used as a lunch meal – hot or cold by itself, if you don’t eat meat. The noodles were ginger and pumpkin rice noodles – gluten … Continue reading

  

Minted Boston runner beans

5Mar

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What on earth are Boston beans? I am, as many of you know, a down to earth Lancashire gal and labelling food with a new name to boost sales really doesn’t go down too well with me. Not impressed, however … Continue reading

  

How does the free from toad get in the hole?

4Mar

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It’s March and it is snowing today! I have been out and I did get soaked to the skin – urgh! It is not nice snow – more the sloppy sort that doesn’t stick around long enough to freeze properly. … Continue reading

  

Spaghetti Bolognese – Low Fodmap

20Feb

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This is a family favourite, a classic dish that is the stalwart of many family meals so we should look at modifying it to make it suitable for ALL the family – even those with IBS. Whilst I would not … Continue reading

  

Lasagna – low Fodmap

13Feb

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This is a recipe for lasagna – many people with IBS find that lasagna is a dish that results in symptoms but this version is low fodmap and not too high in fat levels so should be suitable for most … Continue reading

  

Grilled salmon with watercress sauce

7Feb

Ingredients Salmon fillet x 2 1 bag of watercress (or rocket if following a low fodmap diet) 1/2 pint of lactose free milk 2 teaspoons of gluten free flour dissolved in a little water 1 oz margarine salt serve with … Continue reading

  

Baba Ganoush – Low Fodmap

7Feb

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This is a dip recipe that is suitable for the low fodmap diet, many people really struggle to find dips, particularly when many are made with onion or garlic as ingredients. Baba Ganoush is a middle eastern dish made from … Continue reading

  

World Cancer Day, and Major New Research into Bowel Cancer

4Feb

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As you’ve probably already seen, today (4th February 2016) is World Cancer Day. Charities and individuals all over the world have been engaging with the event, both through supporting the campaign itself and organizing local efforts to raise awareness of … Continue reading

  

7 Essentials for the low FODMAP traveller

25Jan

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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 … Continue reading

  

7 Essentials for the low FODMAP traveller

25Jan

7 essentials for the low FODMAP traveler

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 … Continue reading

  

Why does asparagus make your wee smell? – Book Review

2Jan

My husband has received this book as a Christmas present and I am afraid he has not had much chance to read it yet! I am a bibliophile and I also have a passion for graphic design and chemistry (I … Continue reading

  

Kale and herb frittata with a cheese and pine nut topping – low fodmap

31Dec

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Wondering what to have for lunch? A frittata is a great option because not only can you eat it warm, it slices very well and can be eaten cold with a fresh green salad or even used as a sandwich … Continue reading

  

Finding your Silver Lining

29Dec

Hello again! It has been quite awhile since my last post. I started a new job in June and have been enjoying the challenge of learning my new position while balancing my health! I’m still not sure what that balance … Continue reading

  

Christmas carols and canapes

20Dec

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It’s that time of year again – although it’s unusually warm outside this year! I purchased some gluten free frozen puff pastry and it is also Low Fodmap so here are some canapes to have with Christmas carols and shots … Continue reading

  

Cooking for the Sensitive Gut

18Dec

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Our lovely friends at the IBS Network have sent us a fantastic 2016 Calendar. And it’s full of delicious recipes, from Black Rice Salad to Meat Balls with Basil, and Mini Passion Fruit Pavlova to Halloween Cake. And if you … Continue reading

  

Chapati and low fodmap curry – yum!

7Dec

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Chapati 150 g of gluten free plain flour 1 teaspoon of garlic infused oil 1/2 teaspoon of Xanthan gum 20 g of well chopped coriander Salt to taste Water to form a dough Method Weigh out the flour in a … Continue reading

  

Reintroducing foods on the low FODMAP diet Watch out for misinformation

7Dec

Reintroducing foods on the low FODMAP diet. Watch out for misinformation

The world of FODMAPs is changing and information on the low FODMAP diet available on the internet  goes out of date fast. The information you can now find on the restriction phase of the low FODMAP diet is more consistent and … Continue reading

  

Does Father Christmas Have IBS?

2Dec

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It was six o’clock and I wanted to go home when the nurse came in and announced I had one more patient to see. I thought I’d seen the last one, I complained, my heart sinking. I’m sorry she said, … Continue reading

  

Travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Laos

1Dec

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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 … Continue reading

  

Managing IBS. Problems with GP’s, national guidance and the low FODMAP diet.

23Nov

Managing IBS. Problems with GP’s, national guidance and the low FODMAP diet

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 … Continue reading

  

Cinnamon and lemon thyme roast chicken

21Nov

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It is the first cold snap of the season today and what better to warm the cockles than a roast chicken? This is a very simple roast, sprinkled with cinnamon and thyme. Ingredients 1/2 roast chicken 2 teaspoons cinnamon 5-6 … Continue reading

  

Our favourite low FODMAP dishes from the Philippines

18Nov

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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 … Continue reading

  

Following the low FODMAP diet long term. What is a modified low FODMAP diet?

10Nov

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There is a new term starting to emerge in relation to the low FODMAP diet and this is the modified low FODMAP diet. Put simply this is the long term diet the majority of people follow after completing the reintroduction … Continue reading

  

Common journalist questions on the low FODMAP diet

2Nov

Common journalist questions on the low FODMAP diet

From time to time I get asked questions from journalists about the low FODMAP diet. I thought it would be useful to put some of these questions on the blog along with the answers I gave. You can also see … Continue reading

  

Lemon mustard roasted winter vegetables and chicken

31Oct

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Roasted vegetables are one of my favourite winter recipes and I have cooked them before for this blog. It is Halloween tonight and what better to come home from trick or treating to a warm filling meal? I have never … Continue reading

  

IBS? Really?

27Oct

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As a dietitian specialising in Irritable Bowel Syndrome I usually begin my consultations by discussing how the patient feels about their diagnosis. Many of my patients instead of being reassured by their diagnosis find it very hard to accept that … Continue reading

  

Following a low FODMAP diet when travelling in the Philippines

26Oct

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I absolutely loved the Philippines it is a spectacular place with some of the best scenery and beaches in the world. View from our hotel in El Nido, Palawan Stunning scenery at Las Cabanas beach, Palawan We spent 5 weeks … Continue reading

  

Coriander carrots

22Oct

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My love of the carrot is growing – it really is a very versatile vegetable and the colour it provides to dishes adds a bit of warmth during the winter. Carrots partner very well with coriander and I have decided … Continue reading

  

Stuffed Aubergine

18Oct

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Aubergines are my favourite vegetable and suitable for a Low Fodmap diet. Aubergines have been stated to be the vegetable to use if you wish to replace meat in a dish as they have a good texture and is satisfying … Continue reading

  

IBS is no fun for anybody

13Oct

As a practicing Consultant Gastroenterologist, by far the commonest condition that I see in my out-patient clinics, is IBS The patients are usually are at their wit’s end by the time they get to see me, having harassed their GPs … Continue reading

  

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

12Oct

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There have been some recent FODMAP content updates to the 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 … Continue reading

  

Pumpkin soup – gluten free, wheat free, milk free, Low Fodmap

11Oct

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During the 1970’s when I was growing up – (you now have some idea of my age!) a pumpkin in the UK was a rare thing! We usually used swede to make our Halloween lanterns and cooking with pumpkins was … Continue reading

  

Cheese Souffle low lactose, gluten and wheat free (low Fodmap)

9Oct

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This is my first attempt at a souffle – I have always been scared of making them due to listening to the difficulties people report in getting a rise and the consistency right. More of a challenge then to use … Continue reading

  

French toast for breakfast? – gluten free, low fodmap

26Sep

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This is a great Sunday morning treat and is very easy to prepare and to relax and enjoy! French toast is not sweet but when combined with fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple or golden syrup the sweetness is … Continue reading

  

Which probiotic could I try for IBS?

22Sep

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Photo Credit: Christiann MacAuley http://www.stickycomics.com A systematic review last year by Ford and his colleagues (2014) looked at probiotics and their effectiveness for IBS, the conclusion the authors made after applying some statistical analysis was that probiotics in general were … Continue reading

  

Suitable foods on the low FODMAP diet and recent changes

18Sep

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‘What foods can I eat on the low FODMAP diet?’. This is one of the top search terms that crops up on the stats for this blog. There are several sources on the web for lists of FODMAP foods however … Continue reading

  

Potato and smoked mackerel soup – Low Fodmap

16Sep

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This is a really tasty soup that is made from basic ingredients and I hope you like it! Ingredients 800g of potato 1 carrot sprinkling of asafoetida 1 tablespoon of garlic infused oil 1 1/2 smoked mackerel 300 ml of … Continue reading

  

Purple sage & parsnip gnocchi

15Sep

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Today the weather has been grim again so I am stuck in the house being creative, or perhaps you should decide if I am! I adore parsnips, they are a tasty root vegetable that is not too hard on the … Continue reading

  

Gluten free, low lactose rosemary and olive bread

14Sep

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The seat in the wood has intrigued me since I stumbled across it, looks home made, old – it has certainly seen its fare share of winters, I guess. It doesn’t overlook a repose worthy view and the valley’s features … Continue reading

  

Prunes – natures laxative.

13Sep

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“I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers” Ogden Nash Ogden Nash was an American poet who suffered from crohn’s disease according to Wikipedia, his unfortunate demise was after a lactobacillus infection after eating … Continue reading

  

#NotJustIBS Twitter Chat with the IBS Network

14Aug

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Take part in a Twitter chat with the IBS Network on Tuesday 18 August for the chance to ask any questions you may have regarding Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The event is happening between 19:00pm and 20:00pm GMT and anyone with a Twitter account … Continue reading

  

Survey Results: 70% Suffering from Bowel or Digestive Problems

10Aug

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There is an estimated 14 million people in the UK living with a bladder control problem and 6.5 million living with a bowel control problem. [1] Of all the illnesses that affect the gut, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one … Continue reading

  

Our amazing gut microbiome – what is it and what happens when it goes awry?

8Aug

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Courtesy of MetaHit website Our microbiome is the name for the microbes that live on our body and some people think that the microbiome is our forgotten organ. Over the last few years our knowledge of what our microbiome is … Continue reading

  

Living the dream

7Jul

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This week we are running our online clinic on bladder, bowel and digestive health. I have had a stressful week, moving house, downsizing here in the UK and hoping soon to semi-retire and move to France. It made me think of … Continue reading

  

Tropical Low FODMAP Breakfast

5Jul

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Breakfast is our favourite meal of the day and at weekends when you actually get the chance to have a decent breakfast you need to make sure it is a good one. We love cooking our own or going out … Continue reading

  

Tropical Low FODMAP Breakfast

5Jul

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Breakfast is our favourite meal of the day and at weekends when you actually get the chance to have a decent breakfast you need to make sure it is a good one. We love cooking our own or going out … Continue reading

  

The most downloaded papers of 2014

26Jun

Jules_GastroRD: It’s great to know clinical guidelines for dietary management of crohn’s disease in adults was one of the most downloaded papers in JHND! Originally posted on Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics Notes: The five most downloaded JHND papers … Continue reading

  

Clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness of low FODMAP diet

26Jun

Jules_GastroRD: Just started following JHND blog – see here for a link to a paper published on Group education for the Low FODMAP diet. Originally posted on Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics Notes: Clinical effectiveness and economic costs of … Continue reading

  

Around the world in 80 low FODMAP dishes

21Jun

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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 … Continue reading

  

Around the world in 80 low FODMAP dishes

21Jun

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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 … Continue reading

  

Singing Along to the Radio

9Jun

Have you ever tried turning the volume down on the radio while you are singing along? If you haven’t, you should go try it. It’s hard to remember all the words right? or stay on beat right? Sure you can … Continue reading

  

I'm Just Stubborn

26May

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When people ask me how I made it through college, I have a variety of answers. I tell them it was through God’s providence and my amazing support system and that I wouldn’t have made it without my friends.  I … Continue reading

  

Why Microbiotics should be in your diet

21May

Many of us are much more aware of our need for good nutrition than ever before – but even more people are confused and bewildered by the contradicting advice, and ever-emerging string of ‘super foods’ we are advised to include … Continue reading

  

Low Fodmap Burgers

9May

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It has been some time since I have posted anything on this site – so long in fact the whole look of WordPress has changed. I have been working on guidelines and this has taken some time to complete so … Continue reading

  

IT CATCHES UP WITH YOU

21Apr

This post is written by Karen Brocker, my mom, about what it is like to have a daughter with a chronic illness. When you live with a chronic disease you sometimes become accustomed to dealing with serious, even scary,  health issues.  This becomes … Continue reading

  

I see , I remember and I PANIC!

2Apr

Another Blog post by Karen Brocker about what it is like to have a daughter with a Chronic Illness. Sarah spends most of her time at school. So when I am with her I am reminded, in a very real … Continue reading

  

Finding ability through my disability

27Mar

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How are you disabled? Someone asked me the other day, “not to be offensive, but how you are considered disabled, I mean I get why someone in a wheelchair is disabled, but I don’t see you as disabled…?” I understand … Continue reading

  

Call In The Troops

25Mar

This post is written by Karen Brocker about what it is like to have a daughter with a chronic illness. I got off the phone with a heavy heart. My daughter is suffering and I don’t know the answers to … Continue reading

  

My New Friend

19Mar

This blog post is written by Karen Brocker.  She writes about what it is like to have a daughter with a chronic illness. When I heard that John was retiring I was in explicably saddened.  What would  I do without John?  … Continue reading

  

My Catch 22 Disease

17Mar

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Ever heard of a catch 22? Well according to Urbandictionary.com, a catch 22 is  “Also known as a vicious cycle – two or more conditions require the other conditions to be fulfilled, but these other conditions also require the original … Continue reading

  

We can’t fix it but we can sure try!

12Mar

Enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. If you are a parent of a chronically ill child you know the … Continue reading

  

DripDrop: Great Tasting Oral ReHydration Solution

10Mar

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As a responsible blogger,  I want to let everyone know that this product was provided to me free of charge to try.  All opinion expressed are my honest assessment of the product and I have not been paid to say … Continue reading

  

Hurry up and WAIT

5Mar

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Enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. Part of living with an illness is learning how to WAIT.   We WAIT … Continue reading

  

What to Expect with a CT Enteroclysis

3Mar

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No this is not mine, mine is all screwed up! But you gotta admit this is cool! Friday I had my least favorite test in the world performed.  Well actually it was a double doozie because I had a colonoscopy … Continue reading

  

EXTRA ARMOR PLEASE

24Feb

My mom will be posting once a week throughout February, so enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. Sarah has … Continue reading

  

I'm not a Pessimist

19Feb

Being a realist is not the same as being a pessimist.  In fact, it makes me kind of angry when people tell me I am being pessimistic about my illness.  There are certain things that I say and do that … Continue reading

  

We Need a Vacation

17Feb

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My mom will be posting once a week throughout February, so enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. I’m really … Continue reading

  

My Unlovable Insides

15Feb

Ever heard the saying, “I love the person I am, because I fought to become her?”   True, I have fought so hard. But what happens when you don’t love who you are? And I don’t mean loving yourself in … Continue reading

  

A Hard Hitting Disease for Everyone

13Feb

Sometimes I forget how hard it is for people to be in my life. I forget that me being sick is hard on other people as well as hard on me.  Maybe it is because it hurts me to know … Continue reading

  

I’ve Been Hit…

10Feb

My mom will be posting once a week throughout February, so enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. Crohns is … Continue reading

  

Low Fodmap, Gluten free, low lactose pancakes

7Feb

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According to Wikipedia’s reference for Shrove Tuesday pancakes represent the sun in pagan mythology and eating them gave power, light and warmth of the sun. Pancakes were also a way of using up rich food before the fasting of lent … Continue reading

  

A Google Diagnosis

5Feb

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The Wonderful Internet: The Internet is a wonderful thing and it can provide loads of helpful information, but what happens when all of sudden you have a new symptom and the Internet can give you all of the potential causes, … Continue reading

  

Mom’s Corner:  My Special  Paranoia

3Feb

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My mom will be posting once a week throughout February, so enjoy this post written by Karen Brocker as she writes what it is like to be the mother of a daughter with a not so normal life. Most parents … Continue reading

  

A Weighty Issue

29Jan

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Do you see what I see? Weight, What? I am a total Type A, perfectionist, always striving to be and look my best.  But what does that mean for my appearance since I’m so sick? Society tells me that thin … Continue reading

  

I Just Feel Bad?

27Jan

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So right now I just do not feel good.  My mom asked me how I didn’t feel good and I actually can’t explain it.   I am not more nauseous than normal and I am not in excessive pain, but … Continue reading

  

One Size Does Not Fit All

22Jan

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One-Size-Fits-All Myth: There are very few things in life that are truly one-size-fits-all.  Actually the only clothing item that is coming to mind that actually works that way is a scarf. When I am in a store and they claim that … Continue reading

  

Am I Insane?

20Jan

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  Clinically Insane.  The definition of insane is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results each time.  By this definition, I am clinically insane.  Want to know why?  Because I keep trying to eat, sometimes it … Continue reading

  

Comment on DELICIOUS low FODMAP lemon polenta cake by RMdietetics

20Jan

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Another dietitian off to have a baby means another event in the office with sweet treats. So that myself and coeliac colleagues could get involved, this was a great opportunity to try out a FODMAP friendly and gluten free cake … Continue reading

  

Comment on DELICIOUS low FODMAP lemon polenta cake by Judith van der Leeden

15Jan

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Another dietitian off to have a baby means another event in the office with sweet treats. So that myself and coeliac colleagues could get involved, this was a great opportunity to try out a FODMAP friendly and gluten free cake … Continue reading

  

Cheers to the Future

15Jan

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There are certain moments in life that make all the hard work worth it.  It’s like reaching the top of the mountain (I imagine since I’ve never actually climbed one) or finishing a big race (once again, only speculation).  Yesterday … Continue reading

  

You Can Just Call me Vanquish

13Jan

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If there was one thing that I wished people understood about Crohns Disease, it’s that just because I do not look or act sick, DOES NOT mean I am not sick.  I could very easily look sick every day and complain every … Continue reading

  

There is Food Everywhere!

8Jan

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First off, my apologies for being so behind on writing.  The Christmas season was a blur of vacations and family gatherings.  It has been wonderful, but incredibly busy. There was one slight hitch in my holiday festivities: I CAN’T EAT. … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Spelt –

6Jan

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

My College LifeSavers

6Jan

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Yesterday I had my last first day of college.  While the day was a tad bitter-sweet, I couldn’t help but be amazed that I’ve made it this far. It is crazy everything I have been through in college.  To be … Continue reading

  

2014 in review for Two Dietitians do the FODMAP diet

4Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, check it out…. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it … Continue reading

  

2014 in review for Two Dietitians do the FODMAP diet

4Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, check it out…. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it … Continue reading

  

2014 in review for Two Dietitians do the FODMAP diet

4Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, check it out…. The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert … Continue reading

  

When Strong is the Only Choice

2Jan

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Enjoying the Florida sun without having to have my port accessed!   What did I learn this past year?  This question keeps running through my mind, yet I am having a hard time finding an answer.   I know I … Continue reading

  

2014 in review

1Jan

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by RMdietetics

19Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by RMdietetics

19Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Succulent Crispy Chicken by RMdietetics

19Dec

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Serves 2 This crispy chicken dish is easy, really tasty and very comforting. We get our chicken from the local butchers which is amazing quality, and great value for money – the portion you see here was half a large … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Succulent Crispy Chicken by RMdietetics

19Dec

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Serves 2 This crispy chicken dish is easy, really tasty and very comforting. We get our chicken from the local butchers which is amazing quality, and great value for money – the portion you see here was half a large … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Gutsy Broad

19Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Succulent Crispy Chicken by Colleen

18Dec

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Serves 2 This crispy chicken dish is easy, really tasty and very comforting. We get our chicken from the local butchers which is amazing quality, and great value for money – the portion you see here was half a large … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Nataliya

17Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? | talkhealth Blog

15Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Comment on The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP? by Jules_GastroRD

15Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP?

14Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP?

14Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

The FODMAP content of spelt. Is spelt low FODMAP?

14Dec

http://www.zoett.nl/wat-is-spelt/

 products still seems to confuse people when following the low FODMAP diet as people with IBS often report they can consume spelt without experiencing symptoms. So is spelt low FODMAP? Well yes and no is the short answer as it … Continue reading

  

Gluten free low lactose crumpets – better to make these at home!

14Dec

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This recipe is really easy to make and is gluten-free, low FODMAP and low lactose. These are really nice to enjoy toasted with a little free from spread (and jam if you wish) on a cold winters day after a … Continue reading

  

Comment on About by Low FODMAP Grocery Shopping: UK vs US – Well Balanced. Food. Life. Travel.

9Dec

RMdietetics Ltd. is Mel Rendall and Lee Martin, two Registered Dietitians (RD) living in London. Mel is a specialist paediatric dietitan working in the acute and community in North West London & also at The Portland Hospital, working across a wide range … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Fruity Flapjacks by Low FODMAP Grocery Shopping: UK vs US – Well Balanced. Food. Life. Travel.

9Dec

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One aspect of the low FODMAP diet that requires a fair amount of preparation is snacking. This is because it is that much harder to buy things out and about which don’t contain wheat, problem fruit and vegetable flavourings etc. … Continue reading

  

A Mother's Perspective: A New Normal

5Dec

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Me & my Mom on our recent trip to Nashville over Thanksgiving *This Blog Post is written by my mom Karen Brocker about what it is like to have a child grow up chronically ill.  Thanks Mom! When Sarah was … Continue reading

  

#FightingFierce: IBD Awareness Week

2Dec

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Everyday I am Fighting on the Inside BUT Fierce on the Outside.  I refuse to give up and I refuse to give in to my disease.  My life with Crohns makes each day an uphill battle, BUT it has also … Continue reading

  

Comment on About by Low FODMAP Baking: US vs. UK – Well Balanced. Food. Life. Travel.

2Dec

RMdietetics Ltd. is Mel Rendall and Lee Martin, two Registered Dietitians (RD) living in London. Mel is a specialist paediatric dietitan working in the acute and community in North West London & also at The Portland Hospital, working across a wide range … Continue reading

  

Chronically Bonded as Friends for Life

1Dec

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Being chronically ill can make it difficult to make and maintain friends. With being in and out of the hospital, limited time and energy, and a very unusual life, I have always wondered how me being sick affects how my … Continue reading

  

Wheat free couscous stuffed peppers and Living well with IBS

1Dec

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Please watch and share ‘Living well with IBS’ (irritable bowel syndrome), a film made by Vicky Grant, a researcher at the University of Sheffield, and Gemma Thorpe, a professional filmmaker. Vicky has lived with IBS for over 30 years; here … Continue reading

  

Comment on Low FODMAP Punjabi Chicken & Spinach Curry by Lamb and Spinach Curry

30Nov

Low FODMAP Punjabi Chicken & Spinach Curry

Yes you can still have Curry on the low FODMAP diet….well if you cook this you can! This is rejigged classic Curry recipe which is healthy and low in FODMAP’s, with a few separate process which all combine into one … Continue reading

  

When Stress becomes Distress

20Nov

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Stress causes your body’s endocrine, nervous, physical systems to react. All of these responses stem from your, autonomic nervous system (ANS). Your ANS is a network of nerves reaching out from your spinal cord to every organ in your body. … Continue reading

  

Why You Should Care

17Nov

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“The information from your blog has helped me relate to people who are battling sickness, are affected by a loved one who is battling, or an individual who has overcome and beaten their disease or illness.” – Bryan Why should … Continue reading

  

My Broken Puzzle Pieces

13Nov

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Life is a balancing act.  Everyone has to balance their time, money, energy, relationships, and goals.  Everyone’s balance looks different depending on what is important to them.   But inherent in the definition of balance is the idea of having … Continue reading

  

Say Again

11Nov

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I feel like writing something that is funny, but I am not really a funny person, and I know that, so instead, I am going to write about things other people have said that are funny! How am I going … Continue reading

  

Keeping your Sh*t a Secret

6Nov

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When you go to the bathroom as many times as I do a day, you learn some tips and tricks to avoiding potentially embarrassing situations when taking crap.  So here are some of my most prizes tips to to avoiding … Continue reading

  

Come Back Food

4Nov

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Last Thursday I walked to the mailroom to pick up my box of IV nutrition.  When I got there, the box was heavier than normal and my heart sank and my mind started spinning… Heavier box = more TPN = … Continue reading

  

Ridding Yourself of Unwanted Acne

30Oct

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Researched, tested and proven at home treatments that I have developed for Acne and Acne Scars. I have never had a problem with acne, but for some reason, this new medicine I am on, Entyvio, has given me acne in … Continue reading

  

Was it Something I Said?

28Oct

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Interviewing can be nerve-racking for everyone.  Saying the right thing, avoiding saying the wrong thing, and making yourself seem awesome.  But as I search for jobs for after graduation, I am faced with an interesting dilemma.  Do I mention my … Continue reading

  

Be the Coolest Pooper on the Block–Poo Pourri Review

24Oct

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Warning: This Blog post will contain explicit material, but you are going to want to continue reading anyways because I will be talking about poop in a highly entertaining manner! I have a riddle and I encourage you to delve deep … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP Spanish Peppers with Tuna, Lemon zest & Herbs

23Oct

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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. Large Spanish peppers!! We go … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP Spanish Peppers with Tuna, Lemon zest & Herbs

23Oct

Low FODMAP Spanish Peppers with Tuna, Lemon zest & Herbs

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. Large Spanish peppers!! We go … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP Spanish Peppers with Tuna, Lemon zest & Herbs

23Oct

SAM_4306

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. Large Spanish peppers!! We go … Continue reading

  

It Takes Two to Tango

21Oct

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This isn’t a normal blog post for me, but I believe that I have a rather unique perspective on the issue of dating. Therefore, this post is written to women and men everywhere, but especially the ones who claim that … Continue reading

  

Attention: Out of Order

17Oct

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Someone the other day, told me I need to really delve into how I feel and share that with my readers.  And it’s true.  Emotions and real life experiences make a person relatable to others! But for me, right now, sharing … Continue reading

  

Bathrooms are Awkward for Everyone

15Oct

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-Some Crohns Patients use the bathroom upwards of 20 to 30 times a day during a flare- Long Car Rides: Too many Bathroom Breaks So this past weekend was my fall break and my mom and I traveled to Wisconsin … Continue reading

  

Comment on Reintroducing FODMAPs by RMdietetics

13Oct

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Having now completed the low FODMAP diet for the full 8 weeks (time does really fly!) the next phase was to reintroduce the foods high in FODMAPs back into our diet.  Following the low FODMAP diet had become part of our daily eating routine, and after … Continue reading

  

Comment on Reintroducing FODMAPs by Mike @ Beahealthygeek.com

13Oct

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Having now completed the low FODMAP diet for the full 8 weeks (time does really fly!) the next phase was to reintroduce the foods high in FODMAPs back into our diet.  Following the low FODMAP diet had become part of our daily eating routine, and after … Continue reading

  

Gluten free, cow’s milk free rose pancakes for the breakfast diva!

12Oct

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Make these for a special occasion – gluten and cow’s milk free pancakes with an extra special flair for a birthday or wedding breakfast, of in fact you can make them plain for a tasty cooked alternative to kick start … Continue reading

  

Boom Goes the Dynamite

9Oct

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“Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” -Fitzgerald Think back to the last time an unexpected crisis affected you and how you felt at that point in time.   Maybe a family member got sick and/or died, … Continue reading

  

Making the most of New Prescriptions

7Oct

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Know the ins and outs of all your medications.  Starting a new medication can be both exciting and scary.  A new medication brings the hope of remission.  It can also bring the fear of another failed drug and sometimes even … Continue reading

  

Forever is a Very Long Time

2Oct

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There are very few things in life that truly last forever, you can change how you look, you can change partners, people die and families change, you can change your personality, and you can fall in and out of love. … Continue reading

  

Packing for the Hospital

30Sep

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Last week I found myself heading to the hospital mid-afternoon, and although I was not completely surprised, I had not packed for the hospital at all. In fact I had brought business casual clothing, makeup and hair accessories in order … Continue reading

  

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by Larah

30Sep

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It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in … Continue reading

  

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by RMdietetics

29Sep

KCL LOGO

It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in … Continue reading

  

Marrow – a tasty vegetarian meal

28Sep

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This is a really tasty recipe that can be quickly prepared for an evening meal. Ingredients 1 Marrow (or as in the picture above 1/2 a green and 1/2 a yellow marrow) 400g of new potatoes leave on the skin … Continue reading

  

Marrow – a tasty vegetarian meal

28Sep

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This is a really tasty recipe that can be quickly prepared for an evening meal. Ingredients 1 Marrow (or as in the picture above 1/2 a green and 1/2 a yellow marrow) 400g of new potatoes leave on the skin … Continue reading

  

Comment on I’m now researching FODMAPs at Kings College London! by Larah

26Sep

KCL LOGO

It’s been a few months since my last blog post and I have been very busy with my food poverty and dementia work.  Firstly, as my alter ego; the Chairman of East London Food Access @ELFA_Ltd , a social enterprise based in … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP learning at the hospital, flapjack recipe.

20Sep

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I have just realised it was June when I last posted a recipe or anything else for that matter, How time rushes on! The above recipe was developed from a learning day at the hospital, everyone brought a low FODMAP … Continue reading

  

Are you Comfortable with being Abnormal?

18Sep

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“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity” William Arthur Ward To the average observer, I look normal.  I look like the the average college student: in a sorority, serving … Continue reading

  

American College of Gastroenterology Issues 2014 Evidence-Based Review on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Management

11Aug

This past week, on August 5, the American College of Gastroenterology Task Force on Functional Bowel Disorders, publicly released the 2014 ACG evidence-based systematic review on the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), also known … Continue reading

  

American College of Gastroenterology Issues 2014 Evidence-Based Review on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Management

11Aug

This past week, on August 5, the American College of Gastroenterology Task Force on Functional Bowel Disorders, publicly released the 2014 ACG evidence-based systematic review on the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), also known … Continue reading

  

Bloglovin

7Aug

The FODMAPPER Blogging about the FODMAP diet for IBS sufferers and eating lots along the way FODMAP, glorious FODMAP! all things FODMAP friendly Cooking for the Sensitive Gut Delicious soothing recipes the sensitive gut FODMAP free living Yummy recipes for … Continue reading

  

Bladder, bowel and digestive health clinic 2014

28Jul

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Did you manage to visit our online clinic on bladder, bowel and digestive health? If you missed it or would like to read through the questions and answers you can see all the content here. We would like to thank … Continue reading

  

To the World that Hears without Listening

15Jun

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Words words words.  Everyone wants me to talk about how I am feeling, to share how it feels to be ill. To explain to them why I feel the way that I do, and they want me to use words … Continue reading

  

Vegetable Pasta – gluten free, Low FODMAP

8Jun

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This recipe is a light roasted vegetable pasta sauce for use with gluten-free pasta. It is a great recipe for a warm summers day to eat alfresco. Ingredients 2 tablespoons of light tahini 1 tablespoon of garlic flavoured olive oil … Continue reading

  

Low FODMAP fishcakes

5Jun

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Ingredients 1) Tartar Sauce 50 g Gherkin 2 teaspoons of capers 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise 5 g flat leaf parsley 2) 300 g white fish 650 g new potatoes 9 g fresh turmeric 2 teaspoons of cumin 1 tablespoon garlic … Continue reading

  

Hot surf and turf wrap – Gluten and wheat free

1Jun

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Ingredients 2 Steaks 200 g of large prawns Wheat & Gluten free seeded wrap Gravy browning – a few drops 2 teaspoons cornflour Spray oil for frying 2 carrots Green salad leaves and 5 radishes for the salad bowl Method … Continue reading

  

Hot surf and turf wrap – Gluten and wheat free

1Jun

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Ingredients 2 Steaks 200 g of large prawns Wheat & Gluten free seeded wrap Gravy browning – a few drops 2 teaspoons cornflour Spray oil for frying 2 carrots Green salad leaves and 5 radishes for the salad bowl Method … Continue reading

  

A Climb to Remember

30May

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Two weekends ago, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Intense Intestines Foundation 3rd annual rock climb event!  I was both nervous and excited about the trip, but lets me honestly, I was mostly just excited!I had never flown … Continue reading

  

What role does the gastrointestinal microbiota play in IBS symptoms?

21May

Video from the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. One of the most interesting yet unknown topics in IBS is how the gastrointestinal microbiota play a part in the symptoms. The research team at King’s where I work discovered that the low … Continue reading

  

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