“In the news” January 2018

Each month we will bring you the latest news which has caught our attention, regarding the Low FODMAP Diet, IBS and other gastrointestinal issues.

How chewing gum could affect your health

Chewing gum can cause jaw and digestive issues – if you suffer with IBS, IBD or other digestive issues it’s strongly recommended that you don’t chew gum. By chewing gum you swallow air pockets which cause bloating, gas and pain.

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In 3 years time, you might have a personalised treatment for IBS

Dr Berean is co-creating a new gas-sensing, swallowable capsule designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal conditions. The ingestible capsule, dubbed a potential game-changer for people with gastrointestinal issues, aims to detect and measure gut gases – hydrogen, carbon dioxides and oxygen – in real time. This data can be sent to a mobile phone to reveal a unique picture of what is going on in a person’s gut. Exciting times!

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How IBS affects my mental health every day of my life

This is a very honest and totally accurate account of how IBS affects our mental health, by Becky Excell – a Gluten free blogger, low FODMAP & dairy free recipe creator based in London, UK. You can read more from Becky on her website.

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7 Things To Know Before You Start A Low FODMAP Diet

Great article looking at what you need to know and understand before you start out on the Low FODMAP Diet. From my perspective, two very keys things are: Don’t follow the diet unless you have been advised to do so by a medical professional. Secondly, make sure you only stay on elimination phase for a maximum of 6-8 weeks.

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Vitamin D could help millions of people with irritable bowel syndrome

IBS affects at least 1 in 5 people in the UK. A new study from the University of Sheffield found high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in IBS patients – so can Vitamin D supplements help those with IBS?…

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We hope you found these articles interesting. If you have seen anything in the news which you think we should share, please email hello@bayskitchen.co.uk.

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