We’re really pleased to announce an AMA with dietitian Sophie Medlin, who has a wealth of expertise focusing on gastrointestinal and colorectal health. The thread is open now for questions and Sophie will be returning to answer questions throughout the week.
''Sophie Medlin is a well-recognised consultant dietitian, founder of CityDietitians and is the Chair for the British Dietetic Association for London. Sophie has expertise in gastrointestinal and colorectal health. She worked in acute hospitals specialising in gastrointestinal diseases before moving into academia, where she worked as a lecturer at King’s College London.
Sophie is a go-to spokesperson for media when it comes to evidence-based nutrition, recently leading the clinical team in Channel 4’s flagship gut health programme, Know Your Sh**. Sophie works hard to myth busy and share evidence based nutrition information via her social media channels @sophiedietitian.''
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AMA with Sophie Medlin, consultant dietitian and founder of founder of CityDietitians
NicolaDMumsnet · 15/05/2023 11:42
VeryLittleOwl · 01/07/2023 15:27
Thank you very much - got told yesterday that I can start to come off some of the meds they put me on, so will be having blood tests every three months for a bit to make sure nothing shoots back up.
SophieMedlin · 30/06/2023 17:43
Hi @VeryLittleOwl ! I would say if the cause was high triglycerides and that is sorted now, you should be fine. After anything like that we always advise 'fat to tolerance' meaning to keep an eye on how you feel after higher fat meals and if you have any discomfort or stool changes, you'll need to reduce your fat intake. Make sure your blood lipids are regularly monitored but I don't see any reason why you need to be on a very low fat diet, just normal healthy eating advice!
VeryLittleOwl · 19/05/2023 19:14
Any advice for eating after acute pancreatitis? Cause was high trigylcerides which have now been sorted, no gallstones seen on an MRI, no permanent damage to the pancreas and I have no pain 99% of the time. Hospital told me I can eat whatever I want, just experiment and avoid any foods that cause pain, GP was horrified at that and told me even though I don't have gallstones I have to eat a very low fat diet for the rest of my life. What's the most up-to-date advice?
MsGrahamCheese · 30/06/2023 19:02
Thank you, that's actually some of the most helpful advice I've had since starting the diet several years ago!
SophieMedlin · 30/06/2023 17:46
Hi @MsGrahamCheese ! When we do low residue diets in clinic, we always recommend lots of soluble fibre from root vegetables and fruits like melon and tinned peaches. It's also a good idea to add smooth soups and fruit smoothies to keep your fruit and vegetable intake high. That should also help with your energy levels. We have great resources on low residue diets in the clinic which would help!
MsGrahamCheese · 18/05/2023 01:35
Hi Sophie, thank you for this opportunity.
Can you please give me some tips for including a little gentle fibre in my diet?
I have to keep to a long term low-residue diet due to a stricture following a total colectomy but having so little fibre seems to be impacting my energy & ability to keep hydrated. I can't tolerate wholemeal/wholewheat (indigestion).
I'm also pending a diagnosis for CFS so any tips on healthy, energy-supporting foods (especially ones that don't require too much preparation) would make a real difference! I'm finding I'm relying too much on sugar-heavy and highly processed foods, which don't feel so good and I'm putting on a fair amount of weight!
Any advice would be hugely appreciated.
MsGrahamCheese · 30/06/2023 19:44
@SophieMedlin if you're taking a couple of extra questions (and because I can't afford to come to your clinic atm!), can you mention a 2 or 3 foods which are high in soluble fibre but low in insoluble fibre please?
When I try and research those good for soluble fibre, many seek to be high in insoluble fibre too!
Thank you so much
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