One of the most cutting-edge areas of research involves the ‘gut-brain axis’ – the connection between the brain, gut, and microbiome and its potentially huge influence over our health.
Only recently have scientists started to better understand the gut-brain-microbiome axis and how it can impact not only physical and digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but also mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.
This article investigates our current understanding of what the gut-brain axis is, the role of the gut microbiome, and how our physical and mental health can be compromised when communication between one or more parts along this axis becomes faulty.
Many people use protein powders for a variety of reasons, such as weight management or to help meet their protein requirements.
It is not necessary to use a protein powder on the low FODMAP diet, however if you choose to use one, then this article will help you to find one that is safe.
[Last Updated 15th of August, 2018]
There’s a lot of confusing information available on managing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Even gastrointestinal experts can’t seem to agree on the best way to approach their diagnoses and treatment.
To update myself with the latest research in this area, I spoke with Dr. William Chey, a leading gastroenterologist researcher at the University of Michigan and world-renowned authority on food intolerance.
I asked Dr. Chey about how he diagnoses SIBO, his best recommended treatment and whether or not he thinks the low-FODMAP diet is effective.
His answers have been lightly edited for clarity.[Discover More…]
[Last updated 22nd November, 2018]
You’ve completed the low FODMAP elimination and reintroduction phases.
The next step involves creating your modified FODMAP diet, which is a personalized maintenance plan to keep your gut healthy and happy for the long term.
This article gives you a step by step rundown on developing your modified FODMAP diet.[Discover More…]