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Is weight loss surgery a quick fix to reduce Covid-19 risks?

27th May 2020 / Stephanie Fade

Uncategorized, bariatric surgery, covid 19, losing weight, weight loss, weight loss surgery
Bariatric or weight loss surgery Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35 and to an even greater extent having a BMI over 40 significantly increases our risk of requiring mechanical ventilation if we are admitted to ITU with Covid-19. In the UK around 3.6% of adults have a BMI over 40. This equates to almost

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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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Vegan nut roast Low FODMAP

26th December 2019 / Julie Thompson

Chestnut, Coeliac Disease, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, New Year, Recipe, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, celebration, christmas recipes, food, low fodmap diet, nut, nut roast, vegan, veganuary
We are nearly in Veganuary and what could me more perfect than a vegan nut roast? Some people miss meaty flavours when they venture into meat free eating and this roast is stuffed full of umami flavours meaning you won’t miss meat flavour at all! The dish also contains low FODMAP fibre and this is

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Pecan and maple syrup marzipan – low fodmap

9th December 2019 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Maple syrup, Marzipan, Pecan, Recipes, Uncategorized, christmas recipes, food, home made Christmas gifts, low fodmap diet
Ok, so why do we need a marzipan based on pecans? Well, marzipan is based on almonds and these are limited on the low fodmap diet, it also contains honey – it would be very difficult to know how much FODMAP sugars are ingested with most Christmas marzipan containing dishes – so I thought I

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Christmas Eve tear and share Low FODMAP

1st December 2019 / Julie Thompson

Carrot, Christmas, Christmas eve, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Pastry, Recipes, Uncategorized, christmas holiday period, christmas recipes, food, low fodmap diet
Christmas eve is a time to start the celebrations but it is often very busy wrapping presents, last minute gift purchasing and perishable food shopping. I would usually do my food shopping perhaps a day before Christmas Eve as the supermarkets can be just too busy for me. However, every year I plan to have

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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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Oyster mushroom soup low FODMAP

10th November 2019 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Uncategorized, digestion, food, low fodmap diet, mushroom, soup, umami, winter soup
Mushroom soup is really very tasty and oyster mushrooms are the only suitable mushrooms for the low FODMAP diet. I love mushrooms and I went on a foraging course to help identify them but I haven’t picked any as yet – to nervous about picking the wrong ones I suppose. I would love to come

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Chestnut pies – an alternative to mince pies (low FODMAP)

9th November 2019 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Christmas low fodmap, Coeliac Disease, FODMAP, FODMAP diet, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Mince pie, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, christmas recipes, digestion, food, low fodmap diet
Mince pies are quintessentially Christmas. Normally mince pies have a large amount of dried fruit which can cause problems for people with fructose malabsorption if enough are eaten, plus they are made from pastry, a source of fructans. This is the reason I decided to develop a nut based pie instead and chestnut was just

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Chestnut and herb stuffing

6th November 2019 / Julie Thompson

Christmas low fodmap, Christmas stuffing, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, chestnuts, christmas recipes, digestion, lowfodmap diet
Is it too soon to be thinking of Christmas? It’s hardly past Halloween and Bonfire night but if you are like me and make your food for Christmas then perhaps we do need to start. I love chestnuts, and they are suitable for the Low FODMAP diet. Although I have used bacon and butter –

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The Perfect Watercress Soup – low FODMAP

6th October 2019 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, IBS, LOW FODMAP, Lactose intolerance, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, food, healthy gut, low fodmap diet, low lactose, soup, watercress
Watercress soup is sublime and tradition in our household means that we have it as a starter every Christmas. I have considered the fact that we can’t use onion – the complete taste profile onion gives to the dish – including the slight amount of sweetness it provides and I have replaced the onion with

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