Julie Thompson


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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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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 researching it, I would have looked into this much earlier. T …

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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 here is th …

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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. Although in some quarters …

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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 out of …

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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 they are better as a result, give …

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🎆Bonfire bangers and mash low fodmap

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 concent …

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🎃Maple + ginger Halloween cupcakes 👻

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 butter 45mls oil …

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Chocolate & IBS – what’s the deal?

It’s National Chocolate week this week! 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 …

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Do you have a problem with lactose?

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 of our lower digestive system produce a dige …

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