The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

IBS: Why diets can fail.

Sam Bearfoot, nutritionist, kinaesiologist, and health adviser, who writes under the soubriquet ‘The Digestion Detective’ wrote to me recently. ‘I work with many clients, but in recent years I’ve had … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Re-introduction of FODMAPs: is there an easier way?

  Ever since the Low FODMAP diet was introduced for IBS in 2006, most papers have shown that elimination of FODMAP foods from the diet causes a reduction of symptoms … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

Is taking a YorkTest programme worth your money?

Although classical IgE-mediated food allergy is rare in adults with IBS, some studies have shown that circulating IgG antibodies to a range of food proteins are increased in about 50% … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 4 Comments

Make your own delicious Spelt sourdough loaf.

A tutorial by Dr Joan Ransley   Making bread is a deeply satisfying  and mindful  activity that relaxes and calms. Spelt bread has a beautiful open texture, a wonderful nutty … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · 4 Comments

Dietary fibre; is it time to reconsider?

There was a time, and not so long ago, when lack of dietary fibre was considered to be cause of most ailments of modern civilisation. Dennis Burkitt (remember him?) had, … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

It’s not just FODMAPs. Meat is fermented too.

One ‘breakthrough’ always opens our thinking up to others.  We now know that rapid fermentation of poorly absorbed low molecular weight sugars (FODMAPs) found in onions, beans, sprouts and some … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why don’t doctors advise a low FODMAP diet?

Joy replied to my last post, pointing out that the low FODMAP diet ‘has been scientifically proven to improve the symptoms of IBS in 75% of sufferers’, but complained that … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

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