The Difference Between Reactions
to Gluten and Wheat Fructans

Rebecca Ponsford

Is it Coeliac Disease or IBS (or both)?

In this video, gut health dietitian and nutritionist, Rebecca Ponsford from FODMAP Nutrition & Dietetics breaks down what Coeliac Disease and IBS are- the differences and similarities between them.

She describes the process of testing and diagnosis for coeliac disease and the importance of the “Gluten Challenge”. Finally, she explains the FODMAP component of wheat which can trigger IBS-type symptoms.


Rebecca is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). She completed her Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons) from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Rebecca supports her clients with individualised nutrition advice to find relief from digestive health issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), SIBO and coeliac disease, so they can get back to enjoying life again!

Rebecca has additional training in the low FODMAP diet, and healthy body image for adolescence. She has a passion for environmental sustainability and much experience in plant-based nutrition. She also has a strong interest in the connection between mental health and gastrointestinal health, environmental sustainability and women’s health.

When working with clients she uses evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle approaches to nourish their bodies and achieve sustainable results.

Rebecca strives to educate her clients by translating evidence into practical real-life strategies for her clients to implement. She works with an individualised client-centred focus, providing clients with tools to enjoy food, take ownership of their food choices and fit food into their lives around other priorities.

Rebecca is available for one-on-one nutrition and dietetics consultations at FODMAP Nutrition & Dietetics.


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