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 […]

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 […]

Does Gluten Free mean low FODMAP?

does gluten free mean low FODMAP

Unsuspecting IBS sufferers need to be aware that many gluten-free foods are full of FODMAPs Some gluten-free grains are low in FODMAPs, but people need to be aware that many gluten-free foods are full of FODMAPs. A dietitian can help you to navigate the maze of gluten-free vs low FODMAP options. Out of interest, I have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Has your gut changed since having children?

has your gut changed since having children

Does having children cause bloating or the “trots”? Has your gut changed since having children? Do you experience more diarrhoea, constipation or bloating? Sounds like IBS, but why does it happen after women have children? “Irritable bowel” or IBS can be recognised by one or more of the following symptoms: abdominal (gut) pain and discomfort […]

Are my IBS symptoms related to Blastocystis?

blastocysts

In recent months, I have had several clients who have informed me that they have been diagnosed with the parasite blastocystis in their gut. Many people who carry blastocystis have no signs or symptoms, but it is also common amongst people who have diarrhoea or other irritable bowel type symptoms. Blastocystis often appears with other […]

Can diet cause IBS?

can diet cause IBS

Some dietary factors can make IBS more likely and some can make the symptoms worse While this does not mean that diet is a cause of IBS, it is worth summarising the dietary factors that impact on IBS because its’ not all about FODMAPs and not about gluten at all! Some of the clients who […]