Can Prebiotics Treat IBS?

journal review Sep 10, 2019

Prebiotics are "substrates that are selectively utilised by host microorganisms conferring a health benefit to the host", or what we call them "the food of your gut bacteria".

A healthy diet rich in prebiotics coming from fruits, lentils, vegetables and fibre will promote a healthy diverse microbiota composition within the gut. In this video, we look at a review of the research asking if IBS and other functional bowel disorders can be treated with prebiotics. 

"Prebiotics in irritable bowel syndrome and other functional bowel disorders in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised control trials", published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2019. 

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Receiving Low FODMAP dietary Advice from GPs and Gastroenterologists - Are there any risks?

journal review Sep 03, 2019

The practice of doctors handing out low FODMAP diet sheets, without referring to a trained FODMAP Dietitian is widespread. But did you know that there are significant risks to this?

Here we look at a 2019 study "How Patients with IBS Use Low FODMAP Dietary Information Provided by General Practitioners and Gastroenterologists: A Qualitative Study", published in Nutrients. 

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Should Fermented Foods be Recommended at National Level?

Uncategorized Aug 13, 2019

Fermented foods are becoming more and more popular - but should we be eating more of them? In this journal, a team from Canada put a case forward that they should be added to national food guides. 

"Inclusion of Fermented Food in Food Guides Around the World", published in Nutrients, 2015. 

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

journal review Jul 30, 2019

Hear how one recent study looks at 2 different methods of delivering cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to improve IBS.

In this video we discuss the journal:

"Assessing telephone-delivered cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) and web-delivered CBT versus treatment as usual in irritable bowel syndrome (ACTIB): a multicentre randomised trial", published in Gut, 2019.

Although the results were promising, it's worth noting that the CBT treatment was not compared against a dietetic led intervention. 

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Microbiota Predicting Response to Treatment

journal review Jul 18, 2019

Here we discuss whether or not your microbiome is able to predict if you will respond to the low FODMAP diet.

Imagine!! Knowing if a diet was going to work for you before you tried it out!

This paper is entitled "Can Gut Microbiota Composition Predict Response to Dietary Treatments?". It was published in Nutrients, in 2019. 

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