Kirsten Jackson


Recent Posts by Kirsten Jackson

Coronavirus and IBS – are you more at risk?

This is a worrying and anxious time for all. Many of you have been messaging me asking if your IBS will increase your risk of coronavirus and what can you do about it. With lots of inaccurate information out there, I thought I would write this blog pos …

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

You just got diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, but what is this?  It will seem like you don’t really have a diagnosis at all. Or perhaps you will be confused because the doctor could not find anything wrong with you. Welcome to the 1 in 10 club! …

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Will Iberogast Help IBS Symptoms?

Your doctor or dietitian may have suggested you trial Iberogast to help with your IBS symptoms. But what is this and will it actually work? In this article, I am going to look at the science behind Iberogast in IBS to find out if it will help your IBS …

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Peppermint Oil Capsules and IBS – Do They Actually Work?

Do peppermint oil capsules actually work for IBS? This is a question I get asked all the time. Peppermint oil capsules are commonly recommended by doctors and dietitians. You will probably be hoping that this naturally remedy actually works and is not …

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Food Chemical Intolerance and IBS

You may have a food chemical intolerance and not IBS. This type of intolerance causes similar symptoms but the triggers are different. In this article, I will explain to you what a food chemical intolerance is and how you can diagnose it. The good news …

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Sugar and IBS

You will likely have heard the claims around sugar being a trigger for IBS. You may have tried a sugar free diet to help your IBS symptoms. The term ‘sugar’ refers to several different molecules. Not all ‘sugar’ will cause your IBS symptoms, only those …

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Oregano Oil and IBS

You may have read that oregano oil can help IBS. You will want to trial this claimed remedy as anything natural is a bonus right? In this article, I will cover what oregano oil is, if it helps IBS and whether you should be taking it or not.  What Is Or …

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IBS and Vitamin D – Is There a Link?

Both vitamin D deficiency and IBS are common conditions. Around 1 in 5 people have a vitamin D deficiency and 1 in 10 have IBS (1). So, it wouldn’t be surprising if you have both IBS and a vitamin D deficiency. You may be wondering is there a link betw …

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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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