The Sensitive Gut

Understanding IBS

Bloating, abnormal abdominal physiology or just a lot of gas.

At one time, doctors believed bloating was due to swallowing too much air.  At another, it was caused by lordosis, an abnormal posture produced  by arching the spine and pushing … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

How much weight is it normal to lose on a low FODMAP diet?

Tina explained that she had been eliminating FODMAPs for about 6 weeks.   ‘I tried to re-introduce normal white bread last week, but I had a flare up which I am … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

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