Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBS

Blogs about IBS

Julie

29 Aug

Madeira cake low fodmap gluten free

I haven’t posted anything to my blog for a long time but this recipe is perfect for a bank holiday weekend. This is a lovely cake for a treat. Its texture improves after a couple of days in a cake …

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Julie

27 Jun

Oatmeal and ginger crusted salmon -low fodmap

I have not posted anything on my blog for some time but hopefully I will be on here more often from now. This may surprise you considering we have all been locked in for 3 months but I have been …

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Rex Garratt

22 Apr

Silicawater may help reduce bowel inflammation

Silicawater may help reduce bowel inflammation

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talkhealth

26 Mar

talkhealth meets…Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford, inflammatory bowel disease blogger and founder of #IBDSuperHeroes

What symptoms prompted you to seek help initially? When I was 19, I started suffering from diarrhoea and abdominal cramps that got worse over a period of two weeks. I had visited a GP who had diagnosed me with IBS …

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Caz

3 Mar

When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go : Invisible Illness & Public Toilet Troubles

‘When you gotta go, you gotta go’. Everyone goes, everyone uses a toilet and some of us just happen to go in bags. So what? Why is it still so embarrassing to talk about it? I’ll admit I’m embarrassed just …

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Julie

26 Jan

Staffordshire Oatcakes with a vegan filling

So, for those people following the low FODMAP UK method kidney beans are now allowed and I would advise you to use tinned and rinse them well prior to using them. Beans are an excellent source of iron and fibre …

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Julie

26 Dec

Vegan nut roast Low FODMAP

We are nearly in Veganuary and what could me more perfect than a vegan nut roast? Some people miss meaty flavours when they venture into meat free eating and this roast is stuffed full of umami flavours meaning you won’t …

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Julie

9 Dec

Pecan and maple syrup marzipan – low fodmap

Ok, so why do we need a marzipan based on pecans? Well, marzipan is based on almonds and these are limited on the low fodmap diet, it also contains honey – it would be very difficult to know how much …

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Julie

3 Dec

Christmas Eve tear and share Low FODMAP

Christmas eve is a time to start the celebrations but it is often very busy wrapping presents, last minute gift purchasing and perishable food shopping. I would usually do my food shopping perhaps a day before Christmas Eve as the …

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Julie

2 Dec

Low FODMAP sausage rolls

Christmas party food is important for people who need to follow a free from diet. Here is a popular choice for most parties and the pastry worked out really well and was fairly easy to make. Ingredients 200g Plain flour …

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Julie

10 Nov

Oyster mushroom soup low FODMAP

Mushroom soup is really very tasty and oyster mushrooms are the only suitable mushrooms for the low FODMAP diet. I love mushrooms and I went on a foraging course to help identify them but I haven’t picked any as yet …

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Julie

9 Nov

Chestnut pies – an alternative to mince pies (low FODMAP)

Mince pies are quintessentially Christmas. Normally mince pies have a large amount of dried fruit which can cause problems for people with fructose malabsorption if enough are eaten, plus they are made from pastry, a source of fructans. This is …

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Julie

6 Nov

Chestnut and herb stuffing

Is it too soon to be thinking of Christmas? It’s hardly past Halloween and Bonfire night but if you are like me and make your food for Christmas then perhaps we do need to start. I love chestnuts, and they …

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Julie

13 Oct

Pumpkin gnocchi and sage butter

I have been thinking about Halloween recipes this weekend – this is likely to be the last one I post this year. I adore gnocchi but I do find it very filling. It is a dish for a day where …

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Julie

6 Oct

The Perfect Watercress Soup – low FODMAP

Watercress soup is sublime and tradition in our household means that we have it as a starter every Christmas. I have considered the fact that we can’t use onion – the complete taste profile onion gives to the dish – …

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Laura Gamble

17 Sep

Advocacy at the doctors

“Do something your future self will be thankful for,” -unknown   Imagine, two individuals, experiencing similar chronic health issues go to the doctor’s office. The first one roughly explains their symptoms, doesn’t feel prepared, is in a deep desire for relief, …

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Julie

15 Sep

Vegan ‘chicken’ and pumpkin couscous – low fodmap

An autumn favourite is pumpkin and numerous varieties can be found. When I was young pumpkin in the UK was unheard of – in fact we used to make Halloween lanterns with a swede! That certainly was a recipe for …

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Julie

12 Sep

Autumn jacket potatoes

It’s Autumn, I love this time of year but as the dark nights role in thoughts of wholesome, warm filling meals arrive. What could be more sustaining than a jacket potato for people following the low fodmap diet? This is …

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Julie

8 Sep

Oyster Mushrooms – A Umami Low Fodmap Option for IBS

It is autumn and the evenings are becoming darker. It is the season for mushrooms and many people really miss mushrooms when following the low fodmap diet. But if you are following the Kings College Low FODMAP diet oyster mushrooms …

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Helen Barnshaw

27 Aug

95% of the body’s detoxification enzymes are found in the Liver.

? To look after your Liver, start by reducing toxins like refined sugar, saturated fat, carbonated drinks, smoking, alcohol, pollution, cleaning products. ? Try giving your body a rest from heavy meats and Monosaccharide carbs, by replacing a meal with …

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Laura Gamble

21 Aug

Recovery

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart, sing anyway.” – Emory Austin Recovery takes everything you don’t feel like you have. It takes the energy you scrape from the bottom of the barrel to someday feel normal …

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Helen Barnshaw

12 Aug

? Anxiety ?

? As a sufferer of Anxiety my whole life, I have learned and practiced some affective strategies that have enabled me to overcome the fear-based personality that was once stopping me from living a happy and free life, and reaching …

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Julie

11 Aug

A nice cup of tea

There is nothing more quintessentially English than a nice cup of tea. We debate the nuances of how to make it properly – milk before the tea or after, warm the pot before adding the hot water and tea or …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Jul

Simple steps for growing your daily wellbeing & long term happiness

? Know what your body needs to heal & meal prep in advance to make it easier for you to stay on track. ? Drink plenty of water daily. Take a thermos with you so you can fill with hot …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Jul

Going Vegan? ?

You may already know of the many benefits of going Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian; ? To name a few: * Better digestion * Improved metabolism * Improved energy levels * Improved circulation * Healthy weight loss * Improved detoxification ability …

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Helen Barnshaw

18 Jul

Tips to begin reducing stress, anxiety, and pain, naturally

Did you know? ???????? ———————————- Did you know Magnesium is one of the most important nutrients we require to function? . Magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzyme systems that regulate important biochemical reactions in the body. Its most important …

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Laura Gamble

15 Jul

SIBO Solutions

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO, is a condition that can be minor or have debilitating symptoms. Most commonly, doctors will prescribe a type of antibiotic to eliminate overgrown bacteria. What happens when the patients SIBO arise again after a …

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talkhealth

3 Jul

RELIEVE IBS-D clinical trial & ContactME-IBS

The RELIEVE IBS-D clinical trial, which is testing the efficacy of the intestinal adsorbent ENTEROSGEL to treat diarrhoea and abdominal pain in patients with Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) has so far successfully recruited 105 patients. This large Randomised …

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Laura Gamble

18 Jun

Why does Gastrointestinal Problems Affect Mostly Women

Ask any woman if she has had chronic digestive problems in her life. The answers will most likely be positive rather than her male counterpart.  According to the International Gastrointestinal Disorders,” A significant proportion – 35% to 40% – of …

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Laura Gamble

28 May

Low-FODMAP

  “Mindful eating is eating with intention while paying attention.” – Katie Konersman RD, CDE  If you are present in the digestive health community or simply into diets, you might have heard of something called the Low-FODMAP Diet. The diets abbreviation …

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Julie

6 May

Orecchiette con Cima de rape – Low FODMAP

This recipe was in a newspaper supplement but wasn’t really Low FODMAP friendly so I decided to give it an update and make it suitable for those with food intolerances. It is a traditional Puglian recipe using broccoli tops (Cima …

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Laura Gamble

30 Apr

Chronic Illness and Eating Disorders

Potential trigger(s): Please note I will be talking variables of eating disorders When eating disorders come to mind, for most, people think of the most common like anorexia and bulimia. Eating disorders like these, stem from a psychological disturbance. Whether …

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Laura Gamble

1 Apr

Mental Health and IBS

Hello again beautiful people, it has been some time since I have uploaded. My life has been busy with college classes, dance, and juggling my health. None the less, I appreciate being a blogger for talkhealth. I am grateful for …

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Julie

7 Mar

Lemon – Low FODMAP

http://www.compoundchem.com The words of the song the Lemon Tree, the words are undeniable “Lemon tree very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.” Many people with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD) …

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Laura Gamble

15 Feb

IBS Weight Gain and Bloating

 I’m the girl on Instagram showing my ‘best life’. I like to show off my love for fashion and life in general through pictures! This is the superficial me, I portray on my socials. Every since having IBS (c), I …

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Julie

29 Jan

Spinach, a superfood – fable, fact or just wartime propaganda?

If I had a pound every time a patient says spinach is high in iron in the clinic, I reckon I would be relatively wealthy. Also, if I knew what I was about to find out about this story whilst …

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Laura Gamble

28 Jan

What to Expect: Endoscopy

Welcome back my most exquisite readers. I am starting a new series called “What to Expect.” It will touch base on such topics as doctors, hospitals, treatments, so on and so forth. Note that I am speaking from my personal …

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Laura Gamble

22 Jan

Low Fodmap Diet is Not for Everyone

Greetings! It is the IBS savvy teen, Laura. Being in the IBS community for quite some time, I thought I should share my experience with the lowfod map diet. If you do not know what that is, it is an …

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Laura Gamble

17 Jan

How to Explain your IBS

“Not one IBS case is alike…” I have heard that phrase from my doctors countless times. Professionals are not wrong when they say it though. Since becoming involved in the IBS community, I have not come across one person with …

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Julie

13 Jan

Broccoli

Broccoli is a newer addition to the low fodmap family – although particular attention needs to be made concerning which parts are low fodmap. Growing conditions and plant storage of FODMAPs affects the fodmap content of foods. A good example …

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Julie

1 Jan

The Aubergine

Aubergines have to be my favourite vegetable. I love that they marry well with other vegetables such as tomato and potato. They have a velvety texture and a creamy taste and more than earn their title as the vegetarian steak. …

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talkhealth

21 Dec

This week in health – 21 December 2018

It’s only four days until Christmas Day, but that hasn’t slowed the flow of health news. Instead, it seems to have spurred a number of health professionals to call for stronger actions to dissuade people from eating unhealthy foods. This …

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Julie

20 Dec

An alternative low fodmap Christmas cake

If you have fructose malabsorption and/or fructans malabsorption and you are really missing a Christmas celebration cake – look no further. Christmas cake is exceptional – like the Wedding cake, but in recent years the heavy fruit cake has gone …

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Julie

2 Dec

Meat free Sausages – Low fodmap

This recipe was devised as a result of trying to find low fodmap meat-free sausages and failing to find a suitable option easily. They are very tasty – although they do not taste the same as standard sausages – perhaps …

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Julie

19 Nov

Chocolate & IBS – what’s the deal?

Chocolate is a complex food for people with IBS, as it contains more than one ingredient that could make IBS symptoms worse – high-fat content, lactose in milk chocolate and caffeine. Yet it is allowed in the low fodmap diet …

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talkhealth

15 Nov

New support programme for anyone with IBS

Did you know that as many as 10-20% of people in Britain today suffer with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS? These are the figures that healthcare organisations and charities such as The IBS Network quote. This means that potentially a …

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Julie

3 Nov

?Bonfire bangers and mash low fodmap

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Gravy, mmm, this is what most low fodmapers miss the most. I have found a ready-made beef stock from Atkins & Potts  https://www.atkinsandpotts.co.uk/products/stocks-gravies/17-stocks-and-gravies/P2724-beef-stock it does contain lemon juice concentrate, but as the stock ingredients consist of only 5% of the …

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Julie

31 Oct

?Maple + ginger Halloween cupcakes ?

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OK – what has grandma got on her scary doily-covered table for you? Yes, these small cupcakes are a great low fodmap treat for Halloween! Just don’t scare your gut by eating too many Ingredients 175g gluten-free self-raising flour 50g …

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Julie

22 Jul

Do you have a problem with lactose?

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The following script is based on an article I wrote for the Allergy & Free From show magazine last year. With some updates! What is lactose? Lactose is a sugar, for this sugar to be used by us, the walls …

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Julie

31 Mar

IBS digestive distress – is there a problem with bread?

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Many people with IBS state that bread is a real issue in provoking symptoms. Is this true? What is it about bread that is the problem? This post aims to discuss the provocateurs of digestive distress in IBS (Irritable Bowel …

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Julie

25 Feb

Is ginger useful for treating IBS?

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http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/11/27/ginger/ The next ingredient to be reviewed is ginger. Ginger has many studies into it’s use to treat vomiting in pregnancy and to treat nausea during treatments such as chemotherapy or reducing sickness after surgery. Ginger has a long history …

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Julie

18 Feb

Chicken goujons – low fodmap

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What are goujons? They are small chicken fillets that are coated in breadcrumbs. They are fairly easy to make using gluten free breadcrumbs but it is important to use the correct ones for the low fodmap diet. Clearspring rice crumbs …

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Julie

17 Feb

Italian meatballs with Fodmapped sauce – a review.

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I have purchased some Fodmapped sauces and soups to try, so I thought I would give you the low down. I bought them through the IBS Network website so that they would benefit from the purchase – were you aware …

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Julie

21 Jan

Peppermint and IBS

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Peppermint has a history of being used as a treatment for IBS. It is even used as a medication in a capsule that ensures it reaches the digestive tract where it is most useful. Peppermint, or more precisely menthol, relaxes …

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Julie

7 Jan

Turmeric – medical jack-of-all trades, or just great curry ingredient?

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http://www.compoundchem.com/ Turmeric is a wonderful ingredient to add to a curry – it also has been exalted as a wonder food with lot’s of great benefits for health. Some of the more pervasive anecdotes with regards to turmerics ‘heath benefits’ …

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Julie

31 Dec

Celebration trifle – low fodmap

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It’s New Years eve and if you want a celebration dessert that can help people following a low fodmap diet but is also tasty for all your New Years Day party guests, this is ideal – it is made with …

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Julie

16 Dec

Mini chocolate orange panettone – low fodmap

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This is an ideal Christmas recipe for low fodmappers who want to have a festive bread without marzipan and probably one of the only bread recipes that I have managed to produce that has risen well! It is based on …

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Julie

15 Dec

Coffee, caffeine and the complexities of digestion.

Struggling with sleep? Constantly wired? Have to dash to the toilet immediately after drinking your morning brew? It’s possible that coffee is causing these symptoms. The caffeine contained in coffee is a gastrointestinal stimulant, this means caffeine increases the contractions …

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Julie

3 Dec

Vegan Pate – Christmas starter Low Fodmap

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This is a spiced vegan pate starter – a really nice way to begin Christmas lunch. It is based Moroccan themed flavours and has lots of seasonal flavours to remind you of the traditional Christmas. Being very easy to make …

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Julie

2 Dec

Chestnut, carrot & celeriac soup – low fodmap Christmas recipes

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Having guests around for Christmas lunch and wondering what to serve for a starter? This recipe is a tasty soup, suitable for vegan low fodmappers and has Christmas flavours with mixed spice. I have been using my copy of the …

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Julie

24 Nov

Chocolate coated peppermint snow peaks – low fodmap Christmas recipes

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Just the ticket for giving out to friends who come caroling. Ingredients 4 egg whites 200g castor sugar Pinch of cream of tartar 400g of mint dark chocolate 3-4 drops of peppermint flavouring. Method Add the egg whites to a …

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Julie

22 Nov

IBS – dietary advice to calm your gut – book

Our new book IBS dietary advice to calm your gut was published last week. We wrote the book to provide information about diet and living well with IBS.  [Look at talkhealth‘s freebies page with a chance to win a copy …

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Julie

12 Nov

Jeweled Koshari – low fodmap

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Koshari is a dish served in Egypt and usually has plenty of fried onions on the top and pulses mixed in the rice/pasta blend and added as a topping. Obviously the onion is a no-go for low fodmap diets, but …

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Julie

11 Nov

Spaghetti Cabonara -low fodmap

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Whilst reading the Guardian newspaper recipe booklet this weekend I decided to have a go at one of the recipes in the pasta special and reduce the parmesan and low fodmap modify it. OK – this recipe scared me, adding …

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Julie

4 Nov

Remember, remember the fifth of November – Low fodmap parkin.

Parkin is a rich spiced cake from Yorkshire or Lancashire that is consumed during bonfire night. Are you unsure of what Bonfire night is? It is a festival in the UK marking the failure of a plot to blow up …

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Guest blogger

30 Oct

New Survey Reveals Stress is Main Cause of IBS

A new survey conducted by talkhealth1, on behalf of Enteromed, shows that stress, rather than food is the main cause of sufferers’ IBS – with 34% saying stress triggered their IBS. And almost 9 out of 10 (88%) said that …

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Julie

16 Oct

How to make an authentic low fodmap curry – vegetarian

OK – so, how on earth do you make an authentic curry without an onion base? Masala is a mix of spices that are first fried in oil to release the flavour and then finely chopped onion and garlic is …

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Julie

30 Sep

Chicken and pesto pasta – low fodmap

I am trying again with Kale, using kale is a way of getting more cruciferous brassica vegetables into a the low fodmap diet. Why should that be important? These vegetables contain sulphur compounds such as glucosinolates, compounds that have been …

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Julie

16 Sep

Mac and cheese – low fodmap

OK, so it really has an Autumnal feel today perhaps a comforting meal is required and macaroni and cheese is definitely one to make. This is a low fodmap recipe made with lactose free milk and cheese suitable for a …

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Julie

10 Sep

Puff pastry topped with creamy courgette and walnut salad – Low Fodmap

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Autumn days are really setting in now and we are entering my favourite time of year with lots of squashes and root vegetables to roast – great for sensitive digestive tracts. As we are entering the cooler days of the …

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Julie

20 Aug

Lamb Kofta on gluten free flat bread – low fodmap

I am at the moment experimenting with Greek and Middle Eastern dishes and modifying them to suit a low fodmap diet. I was surprised how well these flat breads turned out – although they are better when served slightly warmed. …

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Julie

8 Aug

Tzatziki – low fodmap

Over 2000 years ago Socrates stated “All disease begins in the gut”. Clearly not – but most symptoms of IBS start in the gut and having a dip made with lactose free Greek yoghurt will help keep it calm and …

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Julie

8 Aug

Lime chicken salad – low fodmap

I am on Holiday this week and I have not picked a good one for the weather unfortunately. I decided to being some colour into my evening meal and brighten my day. So here it is a nice crunchy salad.  …

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Julie

30 Jul

Zucchine (courgette) Pizza gluten free low lactose

Just the job for using up all those extra glut of courgettes that you have in the garden! Courgettes are great for the low fodmap diet, this recipe used yellow courgettes but green ones will work just as well so …

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Julie

23 Jul

Sausage and watercress conchiglie pasta – gluten free and low fodmap

This dish is really easy to make and can be incorporated into your low fodmap recipes for working week nights, plus you don’t need to use fresh herbs – dried are just as good but maybe use a little less …

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Julie

16 Jul

Aubergine stuffed with lamb and pine nuts

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This recipe is another Ottolenghi recipe which I have modified to make it low fodmap and is quite simply delicious the original version can be found in his Jerusalem recipe book. It was very easy to modify really- just don’t …

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Julie

8 Jul

lactose free labneh dip – low fodmap

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What is labneh? It is a middle eastern strained yoghurt that removes some of the whey component – some individuals can tolerate yoghurt when they have lactose intolerance however it is unclear if the draining of the whey will concentrate …

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Julie

1 Jul

Pork loin with maple and mustard sauce – low fodmap

This is a great recipe for dinner parties with friends and is really easy to do! No one will guess that you are following a low fodmap diet at all. Often on the low fodmap diet people have a very …

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Julie

25 Jun

Fennel leaf and mint cream cheese dressing – low Fodmap

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Just the ticket to dress thinly sliced cucumber for a fresh salad or sandwich filler. The cream cheese is lactose free but not cows milk protein free. If you have a small amount (less than two tablespoons) you could use …

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Julie

17 Jun

Pecan and radish salad with strawberry ketchup – low fodmap

I had to use the rest of the radish I bought and thought I would make a bright salad for this very sunny day. Balsamic vinegar enhances the flavour of strawberry and when combined with radish shoots and sliced radish …

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Julie

13 Jun

Chive salad – for low fodmapers missing onion.

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This salad has onion flavour as it’s base and uses chives to achieve this. It can be made without the chive flowers but if you can get them they do make a really pretty addition to this dish. I am …

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Julie

12 Jun

Is juicing or liquid meal replacements good for IBS?

There is a plethora of information on the internet on how to improve IBS or even how to ‘cure’ IBS (if you see the word ‘cure’ you should be very skeptical – we have no cure unfortunately at this moment …

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Julie

10 Jun

Hot radish salad

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Do you want a side salad with some heat but avoiding chilli and spices? Then radish is your choice. Here I have used three coloured radish but this works just as well with the basic red variety that is common …

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Julie

10 Jun

Elderflower and blueberry pavlova – low fodmap low lactose

Imagine you are going to a party and have no time to prepare a dessert. If you have made the elderflower cordial recipe then you can whip up this beautiful dessert to take to a summer party and impress your …

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Julie

7 Jun

Elderflower Cordial

On a walk this afternoon I gathered a handful of elderflowers. This recipe is based on a recipe from the book Hedgerow Cookbook. The elder is a wonderful bush although it generally doesn’t look that way when you find one. …

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Julie

3 Jun

Warm Potato Salad

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This potato salad is great for a summer barbecue and really easy to make. I have used lactose free plain yoghurt with mayonnaise to keep the calories lower and chives to flavour the salad. If you serve it slightly warm …

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Julie

3 Jun

Lebanese grilled lamb with lactose free yoghurt

I adore Ottolenghi recipes but he does use lots of fodmaps in them so I was very surprised to find a Lebanese seven spice rub in Marks and Spencer that is low fodmap and just the right spice mix for …

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Julie

3 Jun

Pasty

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I can’t claim that these are the Cornish variety but they are tasty and the celeriac gives a nice celery flavour to them. The pasty is a portable treat that can be taken on any picnic and these are low …

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Julie

29 May

Courgette and walnut salad – low fodmap

Raw courgette adds another dimension to this dish it is crunchy and refreshing. This dish uses the yellow variety but is just as good with the green courgette. Ingredients 2 yellow courgettes 1 handful of walnuts 1 handful of pumpkin …

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Julie

27 May

Peppered leaf salad with prosciutto and berries – low fodmap

On the theme of salads again here is a lovely refreshing peppery salad. Watercress is suitable for the low fodmap diet according to the Monash App and I love it’s hot taste. I also added a few mint tips and …

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Julie

21 May

Lactose free rice pudding topped with blueberry brittle

Rice pudding is a real comfort food and often advised for people who need to have nutrition support for weight loss as it is easy to eat and tastes great. If you have lactose intolerance however, this might be a …

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Julie

20 May

Garlic – the fodmaper’s enemy?

Garlic contains fructans (an oligosaccharide) and is for some people a potent cause of symptoms in IBS. It is a shame that it does as it is found in many ready meals and processed foods so can be a challenging …

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talkhealth

16 May

Manage your health with Patient support Programmes

For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for …

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Julie

13 May

Quinoa and carrot salad with a herb dressing – low fodmap

This is a salad that is vibrant and although rainbow carrots have been used these are not essential to the dish, it can be made cheaply with plain orange carrots, if needed. The dressing is fresh and adds another dimension …

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Julie

8 May

Chicken and grape salad – low fodmap

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This is a quick light lunch for a sunny day. This is a mix of salad leaves, herbs and chicken with grapes. Low fodmap and yummy! ingredients 1 Carrot 1 roasted chicken thigh 80g grapes Mixed salad leaves 2 Radish …

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Julie

7 May

Maple and muscat grape no bake cheesecake – Low fodmap

Love cheesecake and having problems with lactose intolerance? Then look no further – this recipe is for you! It is a simple recipe and other grape varieties can be used – but for a special dinner party then these muscat …

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Julie

1 May

Moroccan roasted vegetables

I love roasted vegetables and these are no exception. This is a Moroccan themed dish using Fodify low fodmap spice mix (purchased) to flavour the gluten free couscous (corn based.) Ingredients 200g of carrots 1 small bag of mini aubergines …

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Julie

17 Apr

Welsh Rarebit – low fodmap

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Welsh rarebit is one of those lunch or supper dishes that is easy to do and as with all cheese dishes, really hits the taste buds to satisfy! How do we make this low fodmap? With a slice of gluten …

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Julie

17 Apr

Turmeric roasted parsnips with fennel leaves – low fodmap.

This recipe is based on mini parsnips – they do taste great roasted, even the well done ends are crisp and add a flavour to the dish. Something to pick up the mood on a wet damp bank holiday weekend. …

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Julie

15 Apr

Chicken, chard and pine nut conchiglie pasta – low fodmap

I adore chard – it is so pretty and very tasty. I have not been able to source a regular supply of it, perhaps because it may be a seasonal leaf. I was surprised and very pleased to find it …

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Julie

12 Apr

Easter chocolate orange cake treat – low fodmap

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Ingredients Cake 150g self raising gluten free flour 150g margarine 150g golden castor sugar Grated rind of 1 orange Juice of half an orange 2 eggs 15g cocoa powder (check gluten free if needed) 1 teaspoon of gluten free baking …

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Julie

8 Apr

Salad bowl – low fodmap

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The weather this weekend is fabulous for April. We are famous in the UK for discussing the weather – not surprisingly when it can change so frequently. Days when it is unexpectedly fine are few and far between. It makes …

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Julie

2 Apr

Turkey in a mustard and pepper sauce

This is a recipe to make for dinner parties or special occasions it has lots of flavour and doesn’t require any stock as the vegetables and mustard provide the flavour in abundance. Most people with IBS will be fine having …

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Julie

26 Mar

Cod and celeriac risotto

Ingredients 200g Cod 100g ham 200g celeriac 1 glass of wine 10g thyme 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon of oil 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida 200ml of lactose free milk 2 teaspoons of cream (lactose free if needed) Method Add the cod …

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Julie

26 Feb

Pancake recipe for Shrove Tuesday

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Here is a savoury choice instead of the sweet varieties of pancake often eaten on Shrove Tuesday. It is a Moroccan themed meal. Ingredients Pancake batter 2 large eggs 150g of plain gluten free flour mix 75g of maize flour …

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Julie

19 Feb

Lactose free soft cheese

This recipe was adapted from Gerard Baker’s ‘How to make soft Cheese’ recipe for Halloumi. Unfortunately I would not describe it as halloumi it is more like a standard soft cheese – but lactose free. It is very easy to …

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Julie

18 Feb

Wilted spinach with pine nuts and sultanas

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I love spinach it has a really vibrant colour when just wilted and combined with pine nuts a small amount of kale (purple) and sultanas it makes a really great low fodmap vegetable dish. Ingredients 200g bag of spinach 40g …

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Julie

15 Feb

Tri Colori mini pizza’s – made with verdi, bianca and rosso pesto! Low Fodmap

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It was national pizza day last week and I decided to focus on the three colours of the Italian flag and make three colours of pesto and use small gluten free pizza bases – one is just enough for a …

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Julie

5 Feb

Tuna Nicoise, low fodmap – naturally

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I love Tuna Nicoise salad, the above recipe is using fresh tuna – but canned tuna is just as tasty for this dish and it is a good lunchtime alternative to the staple gluten free sandwiches. Ingredients 400g of tinned …

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Julie

23 Jan

Feta, orange and pine nut salad

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It’s time to get back to fresh ingredients, I always crave fresh salad after the Christmas excess. This salad is a tasty low Fodmap salad that will fill you up for lunch, it also contains one of your fruit portions. …

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Julie

22 Jan

It’s Seville Orange Season

Seville oranges are oranges that are in season around January and are a taste experience that has both sweet and bitter overtones. They are not oranges for eating but do make an excellent marmalade and this is what most people …

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Julie

4 Dec

Lemon drizzle spiced bundt Christmas cakes – low fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

1 Dec

How to survive the holiday season without too many gut problems

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 …

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Julie

29 Nov

Chicken liver and rosemary stuffing – low fodmap Christmas recipes

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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 …

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Julie

20 Nov

Christmas bread & butter pudding low fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

7 Nov

Vegetable tart

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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 …

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Julie

7 Nov

Vegetable tart

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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 …

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Julie

30 Oct

Hot roasted vegetables

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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 …

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Julie

30 Oct

Hot roasted vegetables

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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 …

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Julie

28 Oct

Pumpkin and chocolate tea loaf

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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 …

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Julie

28 Oct

Pumpkin and chocolate tea loaf

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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 …

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Julie

28 Oct

Thai green chicken curry – scarily low fodmap!

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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 …

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Julie

28 Oct

Thai green chicken curry – scarily low fodmap!

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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 …

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Julie

23 Oct

Pumpkin chicken and pesto pasta

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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 …

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Julie

23 Oct

Pumpkin chicken and pesto pasta

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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 …

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Guest blogger

20 Oct

Relief from IBS – your route to digestive comfort

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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 …

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Julie

5 Oct

Tomato, pepper and spaghetti squash soup

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 …

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Julie

24 Sep

Lamb wrapped in kale

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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 …

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LeeMartinRD

18 Sep

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

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 …

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LeeMartinRD

18 Sep

Low FODMAP Fruity Flapjacks

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. …

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Julie

10 Sep

Maple Syrup

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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 …

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Julie

7 Sep

Celeriac Soup – low fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

5 Sep

Tuna, courgette and celeriac slaw, Low Fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

3 Sep

Moroccan spiced corn couscous – low fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

3 Sep

Moroccan Salmon – Low Fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

29 Aug

Pecan and raspberry Rocky Road – Low Fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

27 Aug

Coronation chicken – low fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

14 Aug

The Moorland Wild Bilberry

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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. …

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LeeMartinRD

21 Jul

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

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 …

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LeeMartinRD

18 Jul

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

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 …

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Julie

16 Jul

Can you cook a cucumber? British cucumber week

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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 …

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LeeMartinRD

15 Jul

How to travel on a low FODMAP diet in Vietnam

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 …

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LeeMartinRD

6 Jul

Comment on Indonesia Travel and the Low FODMAP diet by RMdietetics

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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 …

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LeeMartinRD

6 Jul

Comment on Indonesia Travel and the Low FODMAP diet by Lisa

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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 …

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Julie

5 Jul

It’s Not ‘Just’ IBS campaign

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 …

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Julie

4 Jul

Pecan, lime and blueberry bircher low fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

20 Jun

Herding cats – the challenges of probiotic research in IBS.

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 …

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Julie

16 Jun

It’s national picnic week – low fodmap picnic loaf

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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 …

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Julie

14 Jun

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

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 …

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Julie

11 Jun

Quinoa deli filler

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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 …

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Julie

10 Jun

Spring vegetable frittata – low fodmap

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 …

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LeeMartinRD

7 Jun

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

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 …

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Julie

7 Jun

Allergy + Free From Show talk on IBS

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 …

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Julie

4 Jun

Smoked maple chicken – Low fodmap tray bake

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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 …

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Julie

4 Jun

Asafoetida – what is it?

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 …

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Julie

31 May

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

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 …

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Julie

30 May

It’s National Barbecue Week!

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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 …

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LeeMartinRD

29 May

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

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 …

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Julie

24 May

Which path will you choose?

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 …

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Julie

22 May

Easy like Sunday morning

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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 …

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LeeMartinRD

21 May

Thailand Tips for low FODMAP Travellers

Thailand Tips for low FODMAP Travellers

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 …

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Julie

2 May

Pickled vegetables – Low Fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

2 May

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

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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 …

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LeeMartinRD

28 Mar

Indonesia Travel and the Low FODMAP diet

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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 …

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Julie

27 Mar

Cod with caper and olive sauce

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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 …

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Julie

22 Mar

Rhubarb cordial

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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 …

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Julie

13 Mar

Ginger, pumpkin and rice noodles Low Fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

5 Mar

Minted Boston runner beans

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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 …

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Julie

4 Mar

How does the free from toad get in the hole?

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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. …

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Julie

20 Feb

Spaghetti Bolognese – Low Fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

13 Feb

Lasagna – low Fodmap

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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 …

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Julie

7 Feb

Grilled salmon with watercress sauce

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 …

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Julie

7 Feb

Baba Ganoush – Low Fodmap

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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 …

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talkhealth

4 Feb

World Cancer Day, and Major New Research into Bowel Cancer

Today is World Cancer Day

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 …

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LeeMartinRD

25 Jan

7 Essentials for the low FODMAP traveller

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 …

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LeeMartinRD

25 Jan

7 Essentials for the low FODMAP traveller

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 …

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Julie

2 Jan

Why does asparagus make your wee smell? – Book Review

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 …

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Julie

31 Dec

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

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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 …

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Sarah Brocker

29 Dec

Finding your Silver Lining

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 …

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Julie

20 Dec

Christmas carols and canapes

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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 …

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talkhealth

18 Dec

Cooking for the Sensitive Gut

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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 …

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Julie

7 Dec

Chapati and low fodmap curry – yum!

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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 …

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LeeMartinRD

7 Dec

Reintroducing foods on the low FODMAP diet Watch out for misinformation

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 …

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Dr Nick Read

2 Dec

Does Father Christmas Have IBS?

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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, …

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LeeMartinRD

1 Dec

Travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Laos

Travelling on a low FODMAP diet in Laos

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 …

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LeeMartinRD

23 Nov

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

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 …

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Julie

21 Nov

Cinnamon and lemon thyme roast chicken

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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 …

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LeeMartinRD

18 Nov

Our favourite low FODMAP dishes from the Philippines

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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 …

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LeeMartinRD

10 Nov

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

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 …

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LeeMartinRD

2 Nov

Common journalist questions on the low FODMAP diet

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 …

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Julie

31 Oct

Lemon mustard roasted winter vegetables and chicken

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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 …

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Ghislaine Swinburn

27 Oct

IBS? Really?

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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 …

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LeeMartinRD

26 Oct

Following a low FODMAP diet when travelling in the Philippines

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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 …

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Julie

22 Oct

Coriander carrots

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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 …

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Julie

18 Oct

Stuffed Aubergine

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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 …

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Dr Helen Webberley

13 Oct

IBS is no fun for anybody

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 …

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LeeMartinRD

12 Oct

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

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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 …

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Julie

11 Oct

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

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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 …

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9 Oct

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

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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 …

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26 Sep

French toast for breakfast? – gluten free, low fodmap

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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 …

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