Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Does fat play a role in the management of IBS?

By Dr Jane Varney and Dr CK Yao
Patients commonly associate the consumption of fatty meals with the onset of IBS symptoms, but are these effects real and is fat restriction necessary to manage IBS symptoms?

Monday, 7 August 2017

Using Non-Traditional Cereals and Grains

By Dr Jane Varney (Research Dietitian) 


You may have found that since starting your low FODMAP diet, many of your favourite grain and cereal foods (pasta, gnocchi, breakfast cereal, bread, biscuits and many snack products) are off limits. These restrictions are due to the high fructan content of grains that commonly form the basis of these foods, namely wheat, rye and barley. While many of these foods have low FODMAP serves, to get all the nutritional benefits of wholegrain foods, you may need to broaden your horizons and try some non-traditional grain and cereal foods, many of which are low in FODMAPs. Low FODMAP grains and cereals to consider include:

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Carrot and Pepita Dip

By Trish Veitch (Research Chef)
This simple, delicious and healthy recipe is one the whole family will enjoy! It is versatile as it can be used as a dip with veggies or crackers or a spread on your favourite low FODMAP bread so it’s great for entertaining, snacks, breakfasts or lunch boxes (see tips below for some suggestions!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Does Endurance Exercise Affect Gut Health?

By Dr Ricardo Costa 
Senior Lecturer & Researcher in Exercise Physiology, Metabolism & Dietetics - Monash University 


A recent Monash University review of published studies has found that all people who exercise excessively may be prone to acute or chronic gut issues [1].

Friday, 28 July 2017

Low FODMAP Croutons

By Trish Veitch (Research Chef)
Making croutons is very easy and it is a great way to use up your old bread! They are a delicious addition to many salads or sprinkled on soups to give your dishes that lovely crunch. You can use any of our Monash certified breads for this recipe to ensure your croutons are low FODMAP. The croutons are also easy to store and will keep for more than a week (see the tips below).

Monday, 24 July 2017

What's the go with SIBO???

By Lyndal McNamara (Research Dietitian)

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (better known as SIBO) is gaining more and more attention as a potential cause of gut symptoms in at least a subset (4-78%) of IBS patients (1-2). But what is SIBO? And what exactly do we know about the relationship between SIBO and IBS?