Beautiful Butternut Squash and Spinach Soup

Ingredients 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped into chunks Half a large bag of Spinach 1 stock cube (gluten free/ yeast free as required), fresh homemade stock or shop bought fresh stock Water (if using stock cube) Onion, peeled and finely chopped (optional) Onion salt and garlic salt (if not using onion Coconut oil To … [Read more...]

Low Intake of Vitamin B6 is Associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms

It is very common for there to be links between foods eaten by IBS sufferers and symptoms experienced. Intolerances to commonly eaten foods such as wheat and dairy are common, however less is known about links between intake of specific nutrients and IBS symptoms. In a cross sectional study carried out in May 2011 17 humans with IBS were … [Read more...]

Parasite Blastocystis Homini Associated with IBS

The parasite Blastocystis Homini has traditionally been considered a non- pathogenic organism with no role in gastrointestinal conditions such as IBS. This position is however beginning to change as Blastocystis and other parasites such as Dientamoeba fragilis have been linked to the aetiology of Irritable bowel syndrome. In a study published in … [Read more...]

Type of Carbs Eaten Affects Gas Production and Symptoms in IBS

It is not uncommon for patients with IBS to complain of symptoms worsening when eating foods rich in carbohydrate such as bread, pasta, rice, cereals or potatoes. However a recent study suggests that rather than avoiding this whole food group (which can be difficult for many patients to comply with), relief may be obtained by altering the 'types' … [Read more...]

IBS Improved by Eliminating IgG Food Intolerances

A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showed that IBS symptoms were significantly improved once food intolerances were identified and eliminated from the diet. 20 patients who had failed to show an improvement on standard medical therapies were tested for food and environmental allergens using IgG blood testing. They … [Read more...]

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