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Fructose malabsorption and digestive disorders

Think Fructose Malabsorption might be the cause of your Digestive discomfort?

04-Jun-2015 Lisa Snowdon
If you suffer from constant bouts of cramping diarrhoea, or flatulence then you may be suffering from a condition called Fructose Malabsorption. Over the last several years more and more people are being diagnosed with this condition due to the increasing amount of fructose that the average modern diet consists of. Fructose malabsorption is not to be confused with the hereditary fructose intolerance, a potentially fatal condition where the liver enzymes that that break up fructose are deficient.

What Is A Low FODMAP Diet

13-May-2015 Lisa Snowdon
​A Low FODMAP diet
The low FODMAP diet was developed by Sue Shepherd & Peter Gibson in 1999. It has been proved that the low FODMAP diet works as an effective symptom management for many suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Nowadays, doctors recommend this diet as the dietary therapy for IBS.
Recipe: Low FODMAP Quinoa Salad

Recipe: Low FODMAP Quinoa Salad

30-Mar-2015 Lisa Snowdon
​If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you may want to consider a low FODMAP diet. This diet is used to relieve symptoms of IBS by restricting FODMAP intake. For those who do not know, FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates that are difficult to digest. These carbs are not absorbed well in the small intestine and can contribute to a number of IBS symptoms. An elimination diet is used to identify which FODMAP foods are your triggers, so you can stay away from these foods to lessen, or in some cases completely remove, your digestive symptoms. Seek help from someone familiar with this process rather than trying to work it out yourself.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and What are the Common IBS Symptoms and Causes

28-Dec-2014 Lisa Snowdon
For those suffering from IBS or Irritable bowel syndrome, life can be a continual painful experience that can leave them feeling tired, weak, and even depressed. Worst of all, most IBS suffers simply can't predict or determine if they will ever find any relief from discomforts associated with this condition.
Reduce Your IBS Symptoms

Reduce Your IBS Symptoms By Chewing Properly

18-Aug-2014 Lisa Snowdon
Improve Your IBS Symptoms By Chewing Your Food Properly
With so many people rushing through their day it is difficult to take time to eat optimally. However, when you think of all the benefits you receive from properly chewing your food you may just decide that it’s time to slow down when eating. Here are just a few of the many benefits of taking the time and learning to chew your food thoroughly.
Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

20-Jul-2014 Lisa Snowdon
It may seem strange to many people, but that hard shelled exceptionally large seed from the coconut palm is actually one of nature's most healthy foods. That's right coconut not only tastes good, but is also exceptionally good for you. Best of all, it doesn't matter whether you eat the meat of the coconut, drink the water or even cook with coconut milk, it all has health benefits. Let's look at these benefits in terms of each of the different products made from coconut.
Is Gluten Bad For Us?

Is Gluten Bad For Us?

10-Apr-2014 Lisa Snowdon
With around 1% of the population suffering from Coeliac disease, and a higher number from non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (gluten intolerance), gluten free diets have become a hot topic and popular even among those who do not suffer from gluten sensitivity, causing many others to ask “Is going gluten free healthy?” While going gluten free is certainly the healthiest choice for those with wheat or gluten sensitivity, it may be the healthiest choice for everyone. Let's take a look at what gluten sensitivity is and why going gluten free can be a healthy choice for all.
IBS Trigger Foods

Discover the IBS Trigger Foods that can cause digestive symptoms

19-Feb-2014 Lisa Snowdon
Most people suffer from bouts of diarrhoea and constipation, gas, and cramping from time to time, but for people who suffer from Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS these conditions may seem like a way of life. There are various contributing factors for IBS, like food intolerances, SIBO, parasites, a history of gastroenteritis or food poisoning and stress is certainly a factor, but until you can work with someone to find the causes you can remove the trigger foods that make your symptoms worse. While different people will find that different foods trigger bouts of diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, cramps and abdominal pain, there are some foods that commonly affect most people suffering from this condition. Here is a look at some of these foods, and how they affect people with IBS.
Diet Products Are Not The Answer

Diet Products Are Not The Answer

30-Oct-2013 Lisa Snowdon
Losing weight can be an extremely difficult process, which is why many people who are trying desperately turn to a variety of diet products to help them reach their weight loss goals. However, the truth is that many of those diet products may actually be preventing you from losing those excess kilos, and may even contribute to weight gain.
Healthy Chicken Broth

Food Focus: Chicken Broth Is Great For Your Gut

17-Jun-2010 Lisa Snowdon
From “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon "Good broth will resurrect the dead," says a South American proverb. For chefs, stock is the magic elixir for making soul-warming soups and matchless sauces.

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