IBS

Broccoli

13th January 2019 / Julie Thompson

Coeliac Disease, Food Intolerance, IBS, LOW FODMAP, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, broccoli, healthy, healthy gut, low fodmap diet, vegan, vegetables
Broccoli is a newer addition to the low fodmap family – although particular attention needs to be made concerning which parts are low fodmap. Growing conditions and plant storage of FODMAPs affects the fodmap content of foods. A good example here is the ability to use the green parts of leeks and spring onions and

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The Aubergine

1st January 2019 / Julie Thompson

Casserole, Coeliac Disease, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, aubergine, food, food intolerances, vegetables
Aubergines have to be my favourite vegetable. I love that they marry well with other vegetables such as tomato and potato. They have a velvety texture and a creamy taste and more than earn their title as the vegetarian steak. Although in some quarters they are suggested to produce intolerance, as along with potato, peppers

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An alternative low fodmap Christmas cake

16th December 2018 / Julie Thompson

Christmas cake, Food Intolerance, IBS, LOW FODMAP, Uncategorized, christmas recipes, ginger
If you have fructose malabsorption and/or fructans malabsorption and you are really missing a Christmas celebration cake – look no further. Christmas cake is exceptional – like the Wedding cake, but in recent years the heavy fruit cake has gone out of favour somewhat. It is also not really suitable for the low fodmap diet

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Meat free Sausages – Low fodmap

25th November 2018 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Uncategorized, hot dog, low fodmap diet, meat free monday, meat-free, sausage, vegan
This recipe was devised as a result of trying to find low fodmap meat-free sausages and failing to find a suitable option easily. They are very tasty – although they do not taste the same as standard sausages – perhaps they are better as a result, give them a try and see! Just in time

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Five reasons not to use a low FODMAP diet sheet

29th May 2018 / Stephanie Fade

FODMAP, IBS
Diet and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The FODMAP approach is a fantastic and life changing intervention for many people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS.) However trying to follow a diet sheet that you have found via Dr Google or one given to you by a well-meaning friend, family member or even healthcare professional could do more

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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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