Dietitians Blog Entries

4 Dec, 2016

Lemon drizzle spiced bundt Christmas cakes – low fodmap

When baking with gluten free flour the recipes are improved by a ‘drizzle’- to add moisture to the cake. Plus, for this special time of year, I have used best butter! Yes – B…U…T…T…E…R you heard that right . Consumed once a year in the Thompson household but it is really worth it for Christmas […]

1 Dec, 2016

How to survive the holiday season without too many gut problems

The holiday season means many different things to different people, it is supposed to be a period of joy but often it really doesn’t live up to all those expectations that we often have. The media portray images of idealistic families around the Christmas tree having all their dreams come true. For some people the […]

30 Nov, 2016

Personalized Nutrition Update issue nr.33

Food Matters Live 2016 My London visit was hectic but great. The Food Matters Live conference was packed as usual with fantastic talks, workshops and seminars on offer. It is such a great place to network and meet so many subscribers to my personalised nutrition update newsletter!. Back home again, and now preparing for my […]

29 Nov, 2016

Chicken liver and rosemary stuffing – low fodmap Christmas recipes

Sage and onion stuffing is a classic accompaniment to Christmas dinner, however for people following a low fodmap diet this is not an option because it does contain lots of onion. Perhaps this recipe might be a good alternative and uses up some of the parts of meat that often go to waste, such as […]

25 Nov, 2016

Festive food challenge

Do you come alive over the festive season or is it not really your thing?     I adore Christmas…well not as much as my sister who I visited one Christmas when she was living in Rome had handmade gingerbread men hanging from her Christmas tree!     Whatever your feelings about Christmas are – […]

21 Nov, 2016

Do you need supplements? Some food for thought.

Vitamins, minerals and trace elements are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts. The actual amounts you need vary. This will depend on your age, the amount of physical activity you take, your medical history, gender and for women whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do you need supplements? Here is some food […]

20 Nov, 2016

Christmas bread & butter pudding low fodmap

Yes it’s still November and thoughts are turning to Christmas. I apologize now for posting this recipe but you do need to be planning and perhaps trialing recipes before the big day so here is one for consideration. Bread and butter pudding is not one of my favourite dishes as I have nightmarish visions of […]

16 Nov, 2016

Personalized Nutrition Update issue nr.32

World Diabetes day It was World Diabetes day with world-wide coverage and concerns around the epidemic. The focus of this year by supporting organizations such as the International Diabetes Federation was around eye health, and that more should be done by governments to prioritize diabetic eye health. Whilst diet and lifestyle remain the focus on […]

12 Nov, 2016

Measuring energy requirements – Resting Metabolic Rate

Energy requirements are calculated by combining resting metabolic rate (RMR) together with an activity factor which measures how active you are. The more active a person is, the more energy your body requires on top of the RMR. Even if you are fairly sedentary, your body will still require additional energy to walk around, sit, […]