Food, and its food components, nutrients or additives, can affect the composition and function of the gut microbiota. This article provides a summary of the food components that contribute to optimal microbiota health and explains how they can impact it.

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common disorders diagnosed by gastroenterologists. Peppermint oil, specific probiotics, psyllium supplementation, first-line IBS dietary advice, and a low FODMAP diet can aid in improving IBS symptoms.

How the gut microbiota can relate to preventing and treating gut-related symptoms and what is the role that dietitians can play as gut health ambassadors were some of the key subjects discussed in the scientific session on gut health during the 11th