digestion

Oyster mushroom soup low FODMAP

10th November 2019 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Uncategorized, digestion, food, low fodmap diet, mushroom, soup, umami, winter soup
Mushroom soup is really very tasty and oyster mushrooms are the only suitable mushrooms for the low FODMAP diet. I love mushrooms and I went on a foraging course to help identify them but I haven’t picked any as yet – to nervous about picking the wrong ones I suppose. I would love to come

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Chestnut pies – an alternative to mince pies (low FODMAP)

9th November 2019 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Christmas low fodmap, Coeliac Disease, FODMAP, FODMAP diet, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Mince pie, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, christmas recipes, digestion, food, low fodmap diet
Mince pies are quintessentially Christmas. Normally mince pies have a large amount of dried fruit which can cause problems for people with fructose malabsorption if enough are eaten, plus they are made from pastry, a source of fructans. This is the reason I decided to develop a nut based pie instead and chestnut was just

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Chestnut and herb stuffing

6th November 2019 / Julie Thompson

Christmas low fodmap, Christmas stuffing, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, chestnuts, christmas recipes, digestion, lowfodmap diet
Is it too soon to be thinking of Christmas? It’s hardly past Halloween and Bonfire night but if you are like me and make your food for Christmas then perhaps we do need to start. I love chestnuts, and they are suitable for the Low FODMAP diet. Although I have used bacon and butter –

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Is Fruit Bad For You? PCOS & Digestive Health Advice

13th January 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, Fruit, PCOS, digestion, fructose, sugar
Fruit contains many vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, as well as being a great source of fibre. But, does fruit cause digestive symptoms? And, is fruit too high in sugar for those with polycystic ovary syndrome? In this article, I explore how fruit is digested in your body and whether there are any negative affects on your

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Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help With IBS and Digestive Health?

3rd January 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

Fad Diets, apple cider vinegar, digestion, heart burn
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a growing health trend, but does it help with IBS and digestive health? In this article, I take look at the science behind the claim that ACV is good for digestive health and whether you should be taking it as part of your daily diet. What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?

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Vegan Pate – Christmas starter Low Fodmap

3rd December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, christmas recipes, digestion, dip, dips, food, health, healthy gut, low fodmap diet, pate, vegan
This is a spiced vegan pate starter – a really nice way to begin Christmas lunch. It is based Moroccan themed flavours and has lots of seasonal flavours to remind you of the traditional Christmas. Being very easy to make it will take no time at all for you to prepare. Entertaining guests can be

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How to survive the holiday season without too many gut problems

1st December 2016 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Special Diets, Turkey, Uncategorized, christmas recipes, digestion
The holiday season means many different things to different people, it is supposed to be a period of joy but often it really doesn’t live up to all those expectations that we often have. The media portray images of idealistic families around the Christmas tree having all their dreams come true. For some people the

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Celeriac Soup – low fodmap

7th September 2016 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Ulcerative Colitis, celeriac, digestion, soup
I have half a celeriac left so as promised I have made a soup. This was very easy to do and is based on home made chicken stock and has a topping based on bacon, pecan and sunflower seeds. If you want a vegetarian version just omit the bacon and chicken stock and use vegetable

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Why your wind smells of roses – The Life of Poo book review

31st May 2016 / Julie Thompson

Crohns Disease, Digestive Health, Human gastrointestinal tract, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Prebiotic, Probiotic, Ulcerative Colitis, bacteria, book review, book reviews, digestion, gut bacteria, microbiota, poo
Well now, a book all about poo, why would anyone want to read this you may ask, surely the grim subject of poo is not something to read about – certainly not in public or polite company, I imagine you thinking. This thought briefly entered my head as I picked up the book in the

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Which path will you choose?

24th May 2016 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Special Diets, Uncategorized, behaviour change, digestion, health
You might consider that this post is not relevant to IBS, but everyone has to make some changes, when diagnosed with a medical condition. Changes perhaps try a new diet, a new medication or treatment, these naturally will require some change to a persons usual lifestyle. I was lucky enough to train with an inspirational

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