The Best Diet for Diverticulitis: Splitting Fact From Fiction With Over 25 Studies

[Last Updated 10th February, 2018]

Diverticulitis is an extremely unpleasant digestive disease.

Those diagnosed know it’s worth taking measures to avoid future episodes. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 will have another flare-up within 5 years (1).

This is a research-driven look at what diet changes may help treat diverticulitis, as well as some common myths about foods to avoid. [Discover More…]

Low FODMAP Vegetables: A Complete List Including Portion Sizes and Printable PDF Chart

LOW FODMAP VEGETABLES AND THEIR PORTION SIZES

Have you been searching for a list of safe vegetables you can have on the low FODMAP diet?

Here’s a complete list of low FODMAP vegetables and their portion/serving sizes, according to data from Monash university. [Discover More…]

Low FODMAP Diet: The D.I.Y Beginner’s Guide (Plus Printable PDF Charts)

DIY low fodmap diet

[Last updated 10th February, 2018]

Do you often experience digestive stress after eating certain foods?

Can the discomfort be so severe that it affects your day-to-day activities?

The link between foods and digestive disorders is well recognised, and there is a good chance that FODMAPs – small carbohydrates in certain foods – are the culprit.

As a clinical dietitian, I’ve seen how remarkable a low-FODMAP diet can be for people with chronic gastrointestinal symptoms… things like recurrent bloating, gas, cramps, diarrhea or constipation. There’s also many new case studies suggesting it can help with several other chronic health conditions too.

If you’re keen to learn more, and maybe even try a low FODMAP diet for yourself, this 3,000 word beginner’s guide is a great place to start. [Discover More…]

5 Foods That Cause Constipation (And What To Eat Instead)

5 Foods That Cause Constipation (1)

Constipation can be unpleasant and frustrating.

And it can happen to anyone.

Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent and treat constipation, including some easy dietary modifications.

This article looks at specific foods thought to cause constipation and what other dietary changes you can consider. [Discover More…]

Food Chemicals and the FAILSAFE Diet (RPAH Diet): The Beginner’s Guide

The FAILSAFE diet is an elimination diet to test for food chemical sensitivities.

It’s also commonly called the RPAH diet.

This article takes a closer look at what it is, how it works and who might benefit from it. [Discover More…]

Sorry, Your Gluten Sensitivity Is Actually A Fructan Intolerance

Your Gluten Sensitivity Is Actually A Fructan Intolerance

Millions of people voluntarily avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat-based foods like bread, cereal and pasta.

Those with a wheat allergy, celiac disease (about 1% of the population) and certain other autoimmune conditions get very sick if they eat it.

However, an extra 12% of people report digestive symptoms after eating gluten-containing foods… despite not having a wheat allergy or celiac disease.

But new research from Norway suggests it’s not gluten that causes issues for these people… it’s a FODMAP called fructan. [Discover More…]