Low FODMAP Snack – ‘Magnum’ Bites

26th May 2020 / Kirsten Jackson

Do you find it difficult to find sweet, low FODMAP snacks? I hear you! Foods like milk chocolate, cereal bars, cakes and biscuits are generally all high FODMAP. So, you need to find a low FODMAP, snack alternative. This recipe is one of my favourites, but I do feel guilty calling it a ‘recipe’ as

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Is Sourdough Bread Low FODMAP?

17th May 2020 / Kirsten Jackson

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You may be wondering if sourdough bread is low FODMAP? Bread is staple part of the diet you will likely miss when doing the low FODMAP process. In this article I will explain which breads you CAN have. Although many breads contain high FODMAP ingredients such as honey, apple and inulin, there are also suitable

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Coronavirus and IBS – are you more at risk?

18th March 2020 / Kirsten Jackson

This is a worrying and anxious time for all. Many of you have been messaging me asking if your IBS will increase your risk of coronavirus and what can you do about it. With lots of inaccurate information out there, I thought I would write this blog post on the topic of IBS and coronavirus.

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Top ten tips to help your overweight child eat well

26th February 2020 / Stephanie Fade

Ages and Stages, Kids, School, Teens and Tweens, Uncategorized, children, healthy eating, healthy eating mindset, obesity, overweight, teens, tweens
One third of UK children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. However we also know that there are 1.25 million people with an eating disorder some as young as 6 years old! We need to learn to talk about eating well without triggering concerns about body image or an unhealthy

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Will Iberogast Help IBS Symptoms?

21st February 2020 / Kirsten Jackson

Uncategorized, iberogast, iberogast and IBS
Your doctor or dietitian may have suggested you trial Iberogast to help with your IBS symptoms. But what is this and will it actually work? In this article, I am going to look at the science behind Iberogast in IBS to find out if it will help your IBS symptoms. Or is it just another

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Peppermint Oil Capsules and IBS – Do They Actually Work?

20th February 2020 / Kirsten Jackson

IBS pain, Uncategorized, peppermint oil capsules and IBS
Do peppermint oil capsules actually work for IBS? This is a question I get asked all the time. Peppermint oil capsules are commonly recommended by doctors and dietitians. You will probably be hoping that this naturally remedy actually works and is not just a fad. In the post I am going to explain how peppermint

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Food Chemical Intolerance and IBS

14th February 2020 / Kirsten Jackson

Uncategorized, food chemical intolerance, food chemicals
You may have a food chemical intolerance and not IBS. This type of intolerance causes similar symptoms but the triggers are different. In this article, I will explain to you what a food chemical intolerance is and how you can diagnose it. The good news is that if you have a food intolerance, you will

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Oregano Oil and IBS

31st January 2020 / Kirsten Jackson

Uncategorized, essential oils and IBS, oregano oil and IBS
You may have read that oregano oil can help IBS. You will want to trial this claimed remedy as anything natural is a bonus right? In this article, I will cover what oregano oil is, if it helps IBS and whether you should be taking it or not.  What Is Oregano Oil? It is likely

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IBS and Vitamin D – Is There a Link?

24th January 2020 / Kirsten Jackson

Uncategorized, vitamin D and IBS
Both vitamin D deficiency and IBS are common conditions. Around 1 in 5 people have a vitamin D deficiency and 1 in 10 have IBS (1). So, it wouldn’t be surprising if you have both IBS and a vitamin D deficiency. You may be wondering is there a link between the 2 or is this

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The Modified FODMAP Diet

12th January 2020 / Kirsten Jackson

You have just finished the low FODMAP reintroduction phase and are now wondering what to do. It is time for the modified FODMAP diet! This personalised low FODMAP diet is the long-term element of this diet. This is when you eat relatively normal and exclude only your known triggers. In this article, I will explain

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