Cooking for the Sensitive Gut

Come & meet us at the Allergy & Free From Show, Glasgow 19th March 2016


Why don’t you come along and meet us at the Allergy and Free From Show, SECC, Glasgow,  Saturday 19th March 2016

We are cooking of our favourite dishes in the Sainsbury’s Kitchen at 11.45 and then running a workshop in the Learning Theatre at 14.00. We will be signing copies of our fabulous new book too at a special discounted price of £13.00

Further details below.

Cooking for the sensitive gut – cookery demonstration Dr Joan Ransley

Time: 11.45 and 12.15

Where: Sainsbury’s kitchen

Joan will be demonstrating how to make the following dishes:

  • Chia seeds with raspberry sauce and cocoa nibs (I can provide a photo)
  • Slow baked aubergine, quinoa, feta and herbs (I can provide a photo)
  • Gluten free lemon and cardamom polenta cake (I can provide a photo)

Copies of Cooking for the Sensitive Gut by Dr Joan Ransley and Dr Nick Read will be available at a special discounted price of £13.

IBS and the Sensitive Gut – Workshop Dr Nick Read & Dr Joan Ransley

Time: 14.00 – 15.30

Where: Learning Theatre

This year The Allergy and Free From Show, Glasgow will feature a special workshop entitled ‘The Sensitive Gut. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of The IBS Network’. This workshop will be run by Dr Nick Read, chair and medical adviser to The IBS Network and food and nutrition expert, Dr Joan Ransley. It will feature their new book ‘Cooking for the Sensitive Gut’ (Pavilion Books).


Many people find that the food that they eat can cause gut upset, pain and otherwise make them ill. Food allergy affects a minority of people with food related illness. The majority have a food intolerance caused by an increased sensitivity to a variety of foods. These are the people with a sensitive gut. Dr Read will give an illustrated talk that will explain the nature of the sensitive gut,  how a gut infection or something that happens in your life can cause the gut to become sensitive to the food you eat, what foods are most likely to upset your sensitive gut and how you can learn to manage it by a combination of diet and lifestyle management.

People with a sensitive gut need to know what they can eat rather than what they can’t. Dr Joan Ransley will address some of the everyday difficulties of preparing and cooking food suitable for a sensitive gut, for example:

  • how to make food taste good without the excessive use of onions or garlic
  • which fruit and vegetables can be eaten without triggering symptoms
  • which herbs and spices can be used to flavour food
  • explain why spelt and sourdough breads may be better tolerated
  • how to cook everyday meals without wheat flour
  • which grains and pulses can be eaten on a Low FODMAP diet
  • how to make nourishing and hydrating drinks and soups
  • how to adapt your favourite recipes to suit your sensitive gut
  • how to prepare meals you and your family can eat together

A sensitive gut is not a life sentence.  You can enjoy a range of different foods as long as you know a bit about food, how to prepare it and can give yourself time to eat it.  This workshop will tell you how. There will be ample opportunity for you to ask questions during the workshop.  

Copies of Cooking for the Sensitive Gut by Dr Joan Ransley and Dr Nick Read will be available at a special discounted price of £13. Joan and Nick will be around to sign copies immediately after the workshop. 

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