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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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Vegan ‘chicken’ and pumpkin couscous – low fodmap

15th September 2019 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, Halloween, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipe, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, WordPress, couscous, food, vegan
An autumn favourite is pumpkin and numerous varieties can be found. When I was young pumpkin in the UK was unheard of – in fact we used to make Halloween lanterns with a swede! That certainly was a recipe for injury – although the pumpkin isn’t always easy to carve. I have also decided to

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Do you have a problem with lactose?

22nd July 2018 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition, WordPress, food, health, lactose free milk, milk, milk free, science
The following script is based on an article I wrote for the Allergy & Free From show magazine last year. With some updates! What is lactose? Lactose is a sugar, for this sugar to be used by us, the walls of our lower digestive system produce a digestive enzyme called lactase. This enzyme helps to

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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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