Do Bananas Cause Constipation?

8th November 2019 / Kirsten Jackson

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 FODMAPs. They can worsen IBS right? In this article I am

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Common Causes of Constipation

23rd August 2019 / Kirsten Jackson

If you are suffering from constipation, you will feel fatigued, bloated and uncomfortable. But what causes your constipation? There are many causes of constipation and if you can find what causes your constipation then it is much easier to solve. In this article, I am going to go through several causes of constipation. Have a

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Slow Gut Transit Constipation – What To Eat

17th March 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, constipation, dietitian, slow transit
What Is Slow Gut Transit Constipation? Slow transit constipation is just one type of constipation. It occurs when the muscles in the colon do not work correctly, leading to constipation (1). Symptoms can include the following (1); pain blood in stools bloating or distension straining when opening bowels Sometimes it can be so difficult for

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How to get 30g of fibre a day

9th May 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, Fibre, constipation, dietitian, gut health, healthy eating
We all know that fibre is good for us and we should be eating more.  But how do we start to think about eating more fibre and exactly how much more should we be eating? We decided to find out…. Why 30g fibre a day? The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) released updated guidelines

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3 Step Plan To Constipation Relief

31st March 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, constipation, dietitian, gut health
Constipation is experienced by most of us in our lifetimes. Constipation itself is defined as opening the bowels less than 3 times a week, but I would argue that actually, for some people, going to the toilet every other day or even daily at times could still be constipation depending on their other symptoms. If

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Are You Constipated & What Should You Do About It?

20th March 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, bowel health, constipation, dietitian
Constipation affects anywhere between 8 – 50 % of the UK’s population (1). Unfortunately, because publicly discussing your bowels is not really the norm, many people do not know their symptoms of constipation are abnormal. Constipation, can lead to haemorrhoids, bloating, fatigue, lack of appetite and can be a sign of lack of fibre in

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Allergy + Free From Show talk on IBS

7th June 2016 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Fibre, Food Intolerance, Gluten-free diet, Human gastrointestinal tract, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, constipation, fiber
Are you going to the Allergy + Free From Show in July? Don’t forget to get your free tickets here and come and see my talk for the IBS Network on Diet and Constipation – is it just about fibre and fluid? This is on Sunday 10th July in the Learning Centre at 11:00am

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