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IBS digestive distress – is there a problem with bread?

31st March 2018 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, WordPress, bloating, bread, food, health, low fodmap diet, science, yeast
Many people with IBS state that bread is a real issue in provoking symptoms. Is this true? What is it about bread that is the problem? This post aims to discuss the provocateurs of digestive distress in IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Cited as sustenance – for example, the line ‘give us this day our daily

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Is ginger useful for treating IBS?

25th February 2018 / Julie Thompson

FODMAP, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, WordPress, biscuits, food, ginger, gluten free, low fodmap diet, soup, spices
http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/11/27/ginger/ The next ingredient to be reviewed is ginger. Ginger has many studies into it’s use to treat vomiting in pregnancy and to treat nausea during treatments such as chemotherapy or reducing sickness after surgery. Ginger has a long history of being used as a natural treatment for nausea, so one might expect that it

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Chicken goujons – low fodmap

18th February 2018 / Julie Thompson

Chicken, Coeliac Disease, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, WordPress, food, fried chicken
What are goujons? They are small chicken fillets that are coated in breadcrumbs. They are fairly easy to make using gluten free breadcrumbs but it is important to use the correct ones for the low fodmap diet. Clearspring rice crumbs are probably the best option. Some gluten free breadcrumbs use a blend including gram flour

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Italian meatballs with Fodmapped sauce – a review.

17th February 2018 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, WordPress, food, free from recipes, italian food, low lactose, meatballs
I have purchased some Fodmapped sauces and soups to try, so I thought I would give you the low down. I bought them through the IBS Network website so that they would benefit from the purchase – were you aware that if you buy a starter pack you get membership covered for 1 year? The

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Peppermint and IBS

21st January 2018 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition, Peppermint, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, food, mint
Peppermint has a history of being used as a treatment for IBS. It is even used as a medication in a capsule that ensures it reaches the digestive tract where it is most useful. Peppermint, or more precisely menthol, relaxes smooth muscle and as our bowel is composed of layers of muscle fibres, peppermint can

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Turmeric – medical jack-of-all trades, or just a great curry ingredient?

7th January 2018 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, food, soup, spices, turmeric
http://www.compoundchem.com/ Turmeric is a wonderful ingredient to add to a curry – it also has been exalted as a wonder food with lot’s of great benefits for health. Some of the more pervasive anecdotes with regards to turmerics ‘heath benefits’ are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects and benefits for digestive health and IBS. I have

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Celebration trifle – low fodmap

31st December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Dessert, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, New Year, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, christmas recipes, food, low lactose, photography, trifle
It’s New Years eve and if you want a celebration dessert that can help people following a low fodmap diet but is also tasty for all your New Years Day party guests, this is ideal – it is made with lactose free mascarpone and lactose free creme fraiche (you can buy these at Tesco) plus

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Mini chocolate orange panettone – low fodmap

16th December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Coeliac Disease, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, christmas recipes, food, gluten free, health, panettone
This is an ideal Christmas recipe for low fodmappers who want to have a festive bread without marzipan and probably one of the only bread recipes that I have managed to produce that has risen well! It is based on an enriched bead dough mix produced using a standard purchased bread flour. Recipe 250g gluten

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Coffee, caffeine and the complexities of digestion.

15th December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Uncategorized, WordPress, caffeine, coffee, drink, food, health, insomnia, science, sleep
Struggling with sleep? Constantly wired? Have to dash to the toilet immediately after drinking your morning brew? It’s possible that coffee is causing these symptoms. The caffeine contained in coffee is a gastrointestinal stimulant, this means caffeine increases the contractions that move the contents through the bowel, risking diarrhoea and urgency. For those with slower

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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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