Welcome to Cooking for the Sensitive Gut. We started this blog in 2013 in response to concerns that many patients with IBS and other symptoms of a sensitive gut were over restricting their diet for no clear reason. Having IBS or a sensitive gut can make you intolerant of certain foods rather than allergic to them. So this blog was create to help people include lovely, delicious and nutritious food in their diet rather than leave it out. It is based on best medical and dietetic practice and if you have any doubts at all we always recommend seeing a State Registered Dietitian, gastroenterologist or GP.
From this blog a book Cooking for the Sensitive Gut (Pavilion Books 2016) was born.
Dr Joan Ransley, a nutritionist and honorary lecturer in nutrition at the University of Leeds is also a photographer and food writer and Dr Nick Read is a gastroenterologist and psychotherapist with many years of experience working with patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Nick is the Chairman of the IBS Network a charity dedicated to supporting patients with IBS.
We realise that what to eat is a really big issue for patients who suffer with IBS and other gastrointestinal conditions that make them intolerant to some foods. We know food is not entirely responsible for these condition but what and how you eat can make a big difference to the way you feel and the symptoms you experience. We work with dieticians and other healthcare professionals to bring you the best, most up to date information on to how to eat well and care for yourself.
The starting point for eating for a sensitive gut is developing the skills and knowledge to choose and prepare simple healthy food that suits you and your sensitive gut. If you rely on processed, packaged food you are in danger of becoming lost in a confusing world of food labels which make it very hard to identify the ingredients that may upset you. Using fresh, simple, inexpensive and tasty ingredients cooked beautifully and flavoured well is the way forward. This way you will know exactly what is in the food you eat and you can be more in control. It is easier than most people think to prepare and cook food that will sooth rather than upset you.
Changing your diet can be really scary but with this blog we hope to help some of you through the process; even if your just looking for healthy alternatives. All of the recipes are nutritionally well balanced and contain a wonderful range of interesting and nutritious ingredients.
We hope you find something you can share with your friends and families and we would love to hear from everyone who visits our blog. Together we could inspire each other to make eating a much more enjoyable process for anyone with a sensitive gut. We look forward to getting to know you all and don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The information contained on this website have been provided for consumer education purposes only. It is designed to educate and inform consumers on nutritional issues which may affect their daily lives. The information contained on the website does not constitute the practice of any medical or other professional health care advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Although the website makes a conscientious effort to provide high quality and up to date information, it is no substitute for professional care and advice. Therefore you should consult with your doctor or other health care professional if you have any healthcare related questions and before embarking on a new diet. If a medical problem appears or persists, do not disregard or delay seeking medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider.
For more information about IBS and how to manage your sensitive gut go to The IBS Network at www.theibsnetwork.com