How can a gastro dietitian help you?

gut health dietitians

In this post, we are going to share our approaches as a gut health dietitian to supporting our clients in finding out what is really going on with their gut and demonstrate how a team approach and some good dietetic detective work can be needed to ‘get to the bottom’ of gut pain. A great […]

Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity

non-coeliac gluten sensitivity

Differences between coeliac disease, non coeliac gluten sensitivity and IBS. Gluten is a much-debated scientific topic that causes confusion in the health and wellness sectors and is the subject of misleading information in the food industry. We now know that there is a spectrum of responses to gluten beyond coeliac disease. But it is challenging […]

Have you ever heard of Functional Dyspepsia?

gut pain

Have you been told you have IBS but your symptoms are higher up than your bowel? Maybe it’s not IBS at all. Have you ever heard of functional dyspepsia? Perhaps you may not have heard it by this name. Functional dyspepsia is often referred to as ‘indigestion’. It’s that persistent, uncomfortable middle or upper abdominal […]

The Top 10 Steps to Gut Health

top 10 steps to gut health

‘Gut health’ is hot topic in food and nutrition This is evidenced by the vast array of probiotic and fermented foods advertised and on supermarket shelves. The more we learn about the wonders of our gut microbiota and it’s effect on things like our digestion and mood, the more we will see these types of […]

Do I have ‘leaky gut’?

leaky gut

What is ‘leaky gut’? ‘Leaky gut’ is known as reduced intestinal barrier function in the gut research world and is a symptom of many conditions rather than a condition in its own right. The symptoms vary depending on the condition it is associated with, so if you are reading something that says “the symptoms of […]

Why can’t I eat wheat?

why can't I eat wheat

How often have you heard people say that they are intolerant to wheat? You may have even wondered this yourself. Wheat may appear to be a very simple food however it actually contains a complex combination of nutrients and micronutrients. For most people, if they are intolerant to wheat it can either be attributed to […]

Fibre Supplements

fibre supplements

Matching fibre supplements to your gut health and symptoms We have come a long way since fibre supplementation meant adding bran to your morning cereal! Investigating which fibre supplements would be most suitable for a gut health study recently, I realised just how confusing it must be for people who are aiming to maintain or […]

How to find your FODMAP threshold?

Up or Down Arrows

How does a ‘top down’ approach to finding your FODMAP threshold compare with the usual low FODMAP approach? We know that cutting out FODMAPS when trying to keep the windy consequences of nasty gut bacteria under control can actually be risky in terms of wiping out helpful gut bacteria.   So is there a way […]

Decreasing Gut Sensitivity in Children

gut sensitivity

How to address gut sensitivity with your child In an earlier blog, we covered off on the early life and sensory factors that could increase the likelihood of some children having sensory issues with foods that are related to gut sensitivity. In this post, we focus on some of the ways to address gut sensitivity […]