Kirsten Jackson


Recent Posts by Kirsten Jackson

The Modified FODMAP Diet

You have just finished the low FODMAP reintroduction phase and are now wondering what to do. It is time for the modified FODMAP diet! This personalised low FODMAP diet is the long-term element of this diet. This is when you eat relatively normal and ex …

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Low FODMAP Christmas Stuffing Recipe

If you are on the low FODMAP diet then there is no need to miss out on your favourite festive food this year. I have been playing around in the kitchen to bring you this low FODMAP stuffing. Is Stuffing Low FODMAP? Stuffing is not normally low FODMAP. …

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How Does Stress Affect IBS?

Have you noticed that stress can affect your IBS? You may find that stress causes bloating, stomach pain and diarrhoea. But why is this and what can you do about it? The body’s response to stress is part of a natural survival mechanism known as the fig …

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What is the difference between IBS and IBD?

What is the difference between IBS and IBD? Do you know? You should do! Whilst these two conditions sound similar in name, they are very different. It is good to have an understanding of the difference to make sure your condition is managed safely. In …

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Everything You Want to Know About IBS – Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you will know that it is a complicated condition. It is a disease of the gut-brain axis. However, you are not alone as around 1 in 10 people have IBS, making it quite a common problem (1). Symptoms vary in sev …

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Do Bananas Cause Constipation?

One of the most popular questions I get asked is ‘do bananas cause constipation?’ Your friends may have even told you to eat bananas to help with constipation. ‘It thickens up your poop.’ This is confusing information since bananas can also be high in …

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Could My IBS Be Bile Acid Malabsorption

Bile Acid Malabsorption (BAM) is a condition which is often misdiagnosed as IBS. At least 1 in 100 people have BAM (1). If you have IBS which is sensitive to fat then you may BAM. In this article I will explain what BAM is and the common symptoms. I wi …

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Can Hypothyroidism Cause IBS?

You may be wondering if your hypothyroidism is causing your IBS. It is only natural to feel there may be a link. Many of the symptoms of having an under active thyroid are similar to IBS. You may notice that your IBS symptoms improve as your thyroid le …

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How Does Menopause Affect IBS?

Have you noticed that your IBS is worse during menopause? You may be wondering how does menopause affect IBS? Menopause causes many unpleasant symptoms as your body goes through a period of hormonal changes. One of these symptoms is the worsening of yo …

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Supplements For IBS

The idea of taking a simple supplement to help your IBS sounds ideal right? Well, this can now be reality. In this article I am going to cover my top supplements which have all been proven to work. How To Take Supplements Although it can be tempting to …

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