Kirsten Jackson


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Low FODMAP Fajitas

Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 yellow pepper 1 red pepper 2 chicken/turkey breasts (cut into 3cm chunks) 1 tablespoon of garlic infused oil 2 carrots- cut length ways with a grater Fajita Mix (Serves 2) 1 tablespoon of cornstarch 2 teaspoons of chilli powder …

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Do Oats Cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms?

Oats are low in FODMAP and high in fibre. So you will likely be feeling rather frustrated that they trigger your IBS. Being on the low FODMAP diet is restrictive enough, without low FODMAP foods also causing you issues. This can leave you feeling confu …

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Resistant Starches and IBS

Resistant starches are a type of carbohydrate that can flare up irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. If you have ever felt frustrated that you are following a low FODMAP diet and still getting bloating, it could be resistant starch. In this blog post, I …

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What is FODMAP Stacking?

If you are following the low FODMAP diet then you may be wondering what is FODMAP stacking? FODMAP stacking is something that you must understand fully to avoid making mistakes through the low FODMAP process. This article explains what FODMAP stacking …

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Do Prebiotics Help IBS Symptoms?

Are prebiotic supplements good for IBS symptoms? You are probably aware that gut bacteria has a role in your IBS. So anything that affects your gut bacteria could also benefit your IBS right? In this post, I look at a new study published which found th …

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Does a Gluten Free Diet Help With IBS?

This article is about the gluten free diet and IBS. If you have irritable bowel syndrome, then you will probably be trying to avoid gluten to help your IBS symptoms. A gluten free diet may actually make your IBS better, but it isn’t because of the glut …

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How Does A GP Manage IBS?

Many people ask me who they should go to about their digestive problems and what usually happens during the assessment. You should be going to your GP to start with and they will assess you and do a number of tests to rule out other conditions. In the …

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How Does Fibre Affect IBS?

Introduction Do you find that fibre makes your IBS symptoms worse? You may have been told by your doctor to eat more fibre, but you will probably find that this can worsen your symptoms. So what are you supposed to do? Avoid fibre? Eat an unhealthy die …

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Low FODMAP Protein Powder

It can be difficult to find a low FODMAP protein powder. This is because protein powders usually contain lactose or plant based high FODMAP ingredients. For many, protein powders are an easy go-to boost for increasing your protein intake. If you work o …

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Does Aloe Vera Juice Help IBS?

You will have seen aloe vera being advertised as an IBS remedy. It soothes the skin, so taking a supplement for your gut makes sense right? But does aloe vera juice help IBS or is this just another fad which is going to be a waste of your time and mone …

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