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.
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.
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.
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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