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Low FODMAP sausage rolls

28th November 2019 / Julie Thompson

Christmas party food, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipe, Recipes, Uncategorized, christmas recipes, food, free from, free from recipes, gut health, low fodmap diet, pork, sausage, sausage roll

Christmas party food is important for people who need to follow a free from diet. Here is a popular choice for most parties and the pastry worked out really well and was fairly easy to make. Ingredients 200g Plain flour150g butter1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum1 teaspoon of baking powder50mls waterFlour to use to roll out the

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Does Glutenase Work For Coeliacs?

25th October 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

Coeliac Disease, Digestive Health, digestive enzymes, gluten, glutenase, gut health

Introduction Glutenase is an enzyme which breaks down gluten. But is it safe for people with Coeliac Disease? For most people who have coeliac disease, the idea of eating a normal diet is amazing, so lets explore the science and see if taking this enzyme will help. What Does The Science Say? Up until recently,

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My plant based diet challenge: 30 different plants in a week

2nd October 2018 / Stephanie Fade

Balanced diet, gut health, microbiota, plant-based diet

A plant-based diet with plenty of variety is what we need to have healthy gut bugs. Research suggests we need plenty of fibre and at least 30 different varieties of plant per week. As promised here are the results of my plant based diet challenge. Did you beat me? Post on Eating Mindset via Facebook or

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Sarah’s Story

12th July 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

Client Stories, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, dietitian, food allergy, gut health, manchester

Sarah is a recent client we have had at The Food Treatment Clinic and hopefully by sharing her story it will illustrate how seeing a dietitian could help you. Background Sarah came to see us complaining of digestive health problems which had started many years ago. She reported a self-diagnosed lactose intolerance and said that

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis

12th June 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

Allergies, Digestive Health, EoE, Eosinophilic esophagitis, dietitian, dysphagia, food allergy, gut health, manchester

Introduction Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE) is a rare allergic condition which can affect both adults and children. EoE is triggered by having an allergic response to certain foods. When you consume the food, inflammation occurs in your oesophagus, leading to symptoms. What Are The Symptoms of Eosinophilic Oesophagitis? In adults, dysphagia (inability to swallow) and food getting

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Chestnut, carrot & celeriac soup – low fodmap Christmas recipes

2nd December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Recipe, Recipes, Vegetarian, WordPress, christmas recipes, food, gut health, health, lowfodmap, roots, soup, vegan, vegetables

Having guests around for Christmas lunch and wondering what to serve for a starter? This recipe is a tasty soup, suitable for vegan low fodmappers and has Christmas flavours with mixed spice. I have been using my copy of the flavour thesaurus by Niki Segnit, a gift for my birthday, and this marries chestnuts with

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Is Coffee Good For The Digestive System?

14th November 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Digestive Health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, coffee, gut health

I get asked about coffee in every one of my specialist digestive health clinics. Whilst I am able to give my individual clients the individual advice that they need, it is impossible to give one over all recommendation, so I thought I would write this post to explain. Introduction Despite being famous for our love

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Does Exercise Improve Gut Health?

31st October 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Exercise, gut health, microbiota

Exercise is a really important part of our every day efforts to be healthy. There are many reasons to exercise, but what affect does exercise improve gut health? Does exercise help our gut health? Find out more in this article as we talk you through our advice around using exercise to help your gut. How

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Lactose Intolerance – What is it? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do I Manage It?

19th October 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Lactose, coeliac, gut health, intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a common gastrointestinal complaint. Find out what lactose intolerance is and how to manage it safely. What is Lactose? Lactose is a type of sugar that is naturally found in milk and milk products such as yoghurts, cheese, ice cream and chocolate. Lactose is broken down by an enzyme called lactase, which

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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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