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What Are Prebiotics & Should You Be Taking Them?

What Are Prebiotics? Prebiotics are non-digestible, food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon and thus improve host health (1). WHAT? I h …

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Leaky Gut Syndrome – Real or Not?

Leaky gut syndrome is becoming an ever more popular diagnosis by many alternative health practitioners. But, what is leaky gut syndrome, is it a real condition and what should you do about it? As a specialist gut health dietitian, I get asked about lea …

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Low GI, GF, Low FODMAP – Chocolate & Banana Breakfast Pudding

This breakfast recipe is perfect for those following the low FODMAP diet and also for those with polycystic ovary syndrome who need a low GI diet. I personally love this breakfast option because I have coeliac disease and PCOS – meaning that I need a l …

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Coeliac Disease, Oats & Avenin – to eat or not?

Introduction Avenin is a protein that has a similar chemical structure to the protein, gluten and so some people coeliac disease who react to gluten will also react to avenin. This article outlines who with coeliac disease the avenin protein affects, w …

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Which Probiotics Are Good For IBS?

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 he …

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

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). I …

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Reintroducing FODMAPs

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 D …

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