I’m a bit late this month reviewing the useful information twitter sends our way.  Weddings (not ours!) and general summer activities have taken up my time along with far too much painting and redecorating.  Anyway sit back and enjoy this months top stories….

First up we are off to Chicago to the ‘Center for Psychosocial Research in GI’ and an article on their blog called The Stress Response  which discusses how stress can have adverse effects on our health, especially in conjunction with gastrointestinal disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) via @CPRGI

Here is a quick one: Infographic on IBS via  @Jules_GastroRD which gives an interesting and simple overview of IBS & its prevalence along with some other great facts and can be found on the blog pages on the @talkhealth website.

Next up is one for the cooks out there; ‘What can I substitute for onions and garlic to combat IBS?’  via @SNCTasteGood This is a question which always comes up when people who need to follow the Low FODMAP diet find out they need to avoid onions and garlic for the duration of the diet.  There are some good tips in this article and don’t forget to purchase some garlic oil, it really is good and replaces garlic adequately, trust me :)

Had to put this one in!! The title says it all really, you’re not getting anymore of an introduction than that you will just have to read it: Colonic massage for constipation, bloating and IBS via @WhatAllergy

This was the piece of research which caught my eye in July 2013; No Effects of Gluten in Patients With Self-Reported Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity After Dietary Reduction of Fermentable, Poorly Absorbed, Short-Chain Carbohydrates via @PedNutritionGuy.  The research paper is free to access but for a much lighter read and a good summary of the paper you are better off reading the blog post on the research: Is Gluten the Culprit in Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity? via @AmerGastroAssn

And finally don’t forget that this week is Gut Week 2013 (August 19th-25th) so for some useful resources and information on all gut related stuff check out the website  or follow the week on twitter via @loveyourgut.   Also for a great summary of the key players behind the week and some other really useful information and advice have a look at a post by @ibsimpact on her blog.

If you find these interesting then check out the following links…..



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

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