What If It Isn’t Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

7th September 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Allergies, Coeliac Disease, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Testing, diagnosis, dietitian
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10-20% of the UK population. Although IBS is quite a common condition, the term ‘IBS’ is used far to lightly. Many people will state that they have IBS before actually having any formal testing and some doctors will even give IBS as a diagnosis before doing the correct tests. Did

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Greengage Compote

5th September 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

LOW FODMAP, PCOS, Recipes, dietitian, greengages
I seen these little greengage fruits in the supermarket and, to be honest, I had never heard of them or seen them before! So I got investigating. Greengages are a type of plum which are in season in the UK in August and September (1). They contain a stone inside them, so be careful not to

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Seafood Chowder

31st August 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

LOW FODMAP, PCOS, Recipe, Recipes, dietitian, fishchowder, healthy eating, lowGI
Seafood chowder is one of my all time favourite foods – it is cheap, low GI, full of omega 3, high in protein and perfect for a cold night. This recipe is really quite versatile also, there are no real rules as to what vegetables you can use – so long as they are chopped

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How To: Organise Gluten Free For A Wedding

29th August 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Coeliac Disease, dietitian, gluten free, glutenfree, wedding
In this article, I will share my top tips from my own wedding as a diagnosed coeliac and a specialist digestive health dietitian. 1 in 100 people have coeliac disease, the condition has a genetic link and so you will find it runs in families (1). There are then even more people with a gluten

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How To – Go On An All Inclusive Holiday (Gluten Free)

22nd August 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Coeliac Disease, Travel, celiac, coeliac, dietitian, gluten free, glutenfree, trustadietitian
Can people with coeliac disease and gluten intolerance enjoy an all inclusive holiday? Following my recent coeliac adventure to Mexico, I share my top tips on ensuring a gluten free holiday. Before You Book Research the best resorts for gluten free food, by looking at reviews online. Yes, most resorts will provide a gluten free

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Which Probiotics Are Good For IBS?

25th July 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, dietitian, guthealth, probiotics
Taking probiotics can work to reduce pain and symptom severity in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but which ones actually work?(1). The following article outlines 3 probiotics which have good quality scientific evidence behind them to prove that they help with IBS symptoms. Please note that these outcomes are not  guaranteed and the level of change you

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Salmon & Quinoa Salad – GF

7th July 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Recipe, Recipes, dietitian, gluten free, low GI
Servings: 2 Time: 22 mins Difficulty: mediumPrint Quinoa is an awesome grain to have in the kitchen but unless you do something with it, it can be a tad bland. This is the perfect summer salad and if you don’t like salmon just switch it up for some grilled chicken or steak.   Source of

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

5th July 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, SIBO, dietitian, guthealth, short
Introduction Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when an increased or abnormal amount of bacteria is found in the small bowel. It can often cause symptoms of malabsorption such as stomach pain, bloating, diarrhoea and weight loss (1). It isn’t known just how common SIBO is as it is difficult to diagnose and thought that

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What Is The Low GI Diet & Why Is It Good For PCOS?

27th June 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

PCOS, dietitian, lowGI, womenshealth
Following a low GI diet is recommended for those with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), but what is it and why is it good for PCOS? Low GI is short for ‘low glycemic index’. It is a way of describing how much a food increases your blood sugar levels in comparison to white sugar. The glycemic

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Reintroducing FODMAPs

16th June 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Uncategorized, dietitian, guthealth, lowfodmap
The reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet is arguably the most important part of the low FODMAP process. Done correctly, when you reintroduce FODMAPs, you will start to get some answers around your Irritable Bowel Syndrome dietary triggers. Why Do We Need To Reintroduce FODMAPs? While the avoidance of FODMAPs can help reduce gas

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