How Accurate Is Stool Testing?

31st July 2018 / Kirsten Jackson

Testing, bacterial overgrowth, candida, parasites, stool testing
The popularity of stool testing is on the rise. With companies claiming to be able to diagnose a possible treatable cause of your digestive symptoms, it only seems fair that you may be tempted. But, are these stool tests actually accurate? And, are the results actually useful? What CAN a Stool Test Show? Parasites Hook,

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Allergy & Free From Show 2017 Liverpool – Q & A

5th November 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Testing, allergyshow, dietitian
This weekend – Saturday the 4th of November, I was lucky enough to be invited to The Allergy & Free From Show in Liverpool to do a talk. With an estimated 13,000 people over the 2 days of the show, it was set to be a busy one! I decided to do my talk on

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What If It Isn’t Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

7th September 2017 / Kirsten Jackson

Allergies, Coeliac Disease, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Testing, diagnosis, dietitian
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10-20% of the UK population. Although IBS is quite a common condition, the term ‘IBS’ is used far to lightly. Many people will state that they have IBS before actually having any formal testing and some doctors will even give IBS as a diagnosis before doing the correct tests. Did

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