Coeliac Awareness Week Virtual Show 2021: 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.

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Rebecca Ponsford

Rebecca is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, graduated from Monash University in 2018. She works predominately in the space of gut health and digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She has expertise in the practical implementation of the Low FODMAP Diet and also has a strong interest in the link between mental health and gastrointestinal health. Rebecca is passionate about supporting people to achieve their health goals and develop healthy relationships with food where they can eat with ease.

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