Website Authors

Sian Shepherd is a UK dietitian registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC DT0247) and is a member of The British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Gastroenterology, Parenteral and Enteral and Sports Nutrition specialist groups.

Andrew Millar is a UK Registered Medical Practitioner (GMC 3179372) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Member of British Society of Gastroenterology, Member of British Association for the Study of the Liver, Member of the British Medical Association and Member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses.

Content and Materials

Important: The contents of this website and the blogs are aimed at the adult general public. The terms “you” or “your” refer to the user, or viewer of this website.

The information contained is not intended to replace individualised medical or dietetic assessment or advice. You are strongly recommended to discuss any health or digestive concerns you have with your GP or another registered medical practitioner or your specialist dietitian.

Medicine and nutrition are also ever-evolving sciences that are constantly being updated based on ongoing research. Archived posts may not always contain the latest recommendations or information, despite our efforts to review them. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information on this website is correct, ‘begoodtoyourgut’, can make no warranty as to its accuracy, freedom from error or reliability.

.Always check with your GP or Dietitian before undertaking a dietary approach to your condition.

The blogs and tweets are written in association with Eddie Turner, an intern with the  ‘Begoodtoyourgut’ team and a second year student dietitian at London Metropolitan University.

In order to support ethical writing and transparency, we have signed up to ‘Blog with Integrity’ and will shortly join RDS4UK Disclosure.

The website is intended to celebrate good food.  We believe that all foods should be enjoyed and eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet. We do not consider that individual foods or food groups should be classified as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, but we fully appreciate that for certain medical conditions, some foods may need to be restricted or avoided all together. For example foods containing gluten must be avoided by people diagnosed with coeliac disease.

The website will signpost other reputable health sites, provide recipes ideas and blogs, intended to support you learn more about self managing your condition, in association with your health providers, particularly your GP and Consultant.

The materials are provided “as is” and without warranty, expressed or implied. We cannot guarantee fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property, or other violation of rights.


In no event shall we, or our suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising through the use, or inability to use this website.

This shall apply even if we, or any authorized representative have been notified orally, or in writing of the possibility of such damage, as far as the law in a relevant jurisdiction allows

Links to other websites

This website contains hypertext links to third party websites. Begoodtoyourgut cannot provide any warranty (express or implied) as to the accuracy or source of information contained on these websites. Hypertext links from the Begoodtoyourgut website to third party websites do not constitute any endorsement of these third party organisations.

The provision of a link to an external website does not constitute any authorisation to access material within that website. All information on this website, including links to other websites, is provided for information and convenience only.

The website is based on UK clinical and dietary guidelines, if you are  based outside UK, please seek guidance from a country specific health provider, as these may and will vary.

The opinions found on the website, belong to the authors, but all information provided is based on current, accurate and evidence based research and clinical practice. We will not provide false or misleading information.

We work within the ethical and codes of conduct of our professional bodies. In Sian’s case the HCPC and British Dietetic Association Social Media guidance.

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1. All content and images used on this website are owned or licensed by ‘begoodtoyourgut’. The name Begoodtoyourgut is in the process of being trademarked under UK law and maynot be used without our permission.

2. The terms of use of this site do not confer any license or right under copyright or trademark.

3. You may print and download material from this site, other than any third party stock images (including all photographs) and other material as indicated, on the following conditions:

i) The use is for personal or educational use only, you should not distribute, sell or circulate any material for profit thereafter;

ii) No documents or related graphics on this site are to be modified in any way;

iii) The logo used on this site should not be used separately from the accompanying text referencing our website;

iv) All copies should acknowledge the source of this material as begoodtoyourgut.co.uk;

v) Any use of material on this site otherwise than as explicitly permitted in this copyright notice is prohibited unless prior written permission has been obtained from Begoodtoyourgut.

Product and Service Reviews

Begoodtoyourgut will not accept any gift, payment, inducement or any other payment in kind to review or mention any product or service on this website.  Any mention of any product or service on the site will be independent of any inducement and reflect the independent, unbiased views of the website authors.

We will only ever feature or review products that we feel our readers may be interested in knowing about and those that as professionals, we feel would benefit from being discussed.

Featuring a product on this blog is not an endorsement of an individual product over similar products available on the market, in accordance with GMC, BDA and HCPC guidelines.

Recipes/special diets

Many recipes are based on an existing recipes found in cookery books or websites, the book/author/website will always be acknowledged.

Products from food suppliers will vary. It is your responsibility to ensure that the ingredients are free of gluten, lactose or other food allergens, when these are being excluded from the diet at the recommendation of your doctor or dietitian.

If recipes are marked as vegetarian or vegan, it remains your responsibility to check the ingredients are vegetarian/vegan.

Please be aware that manufacturers can and do regularly change their product ingredients at intervals, making a product no longer suitable.

If honey is used in a vegan recipe, then please use an alternate liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or agave nectar.

If a recipe contains milk it refers to cow’s milk and is not vegan and is therefore not suitable. If you are avoiding lactose or a milk protein, it will need to be replaced by either a calcium fortified soya, hazelnut or almond milk.


A big thank you to many of the amazing, highly professionaldietetic blogs, Sian and Eddie have had the privilege of reading over recent weeks, many of which are truly inspirational. A particularly big thanks to Nic of Nics Nutrition for allowing us to partially adapt the disclaimer from her website.

Many thanks also to David Shepherd of X-Designs who has been incredibly patient and supportive throughout in undertaking the design and development of this website and has kept his aunt smiling throughout!

Disclosure last updated October 2017