The low FODMAP diet was developed to help relieve individuals who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is characterized by symptoms of: lower abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, gas, distension, altered bowel habits, (constipation/diarrhea).
Research has shown that 75% of IBS patients can benefit from a low FODMAP diet. It is important to have a formal diagnosis of IBS and to rule out other insidious conditions that may be underlying, such as: diverticulitis, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer.
Beginning a new diet can be overwhelming, so we have complied a list of helpful websites.
The low Fodmap diet was developed by researchers at Monash University. This site contains valuable resources such as an app that can be downloaded on your phone and a diet booklet that provides hands on guidance. You can also sign up for their free email newsletter. www.med.monash.edu
Produced by Stanford Digestive Health Center, this site offers a good overview of the Fodmap diet. www.fodmapliving.com
This Registered Dietitian has a great website filled with a number of Fodmap friendly resources, such as recipes, an informative blog, and a great recipe section. www.katescarlata.com
This site has lots of interesting Fodmap friendly recipes. www.healthyfood.co.nz
This team of dietitians has a great website offering nutrition information on a range of digestive issues. It is filled with Fodmap friendly resources, handouts, and an informative blog that can be emailed to you for free. www.shepherdworks.com.au
This Registered Dietitian offers free resources, tips, and recipes that can improve your digestive health. Her site also features kid-friendly low Fodmap recipes. www.stephanieclairmont.com