There was loads of great articles & interesting research this month so I might have to do another post later. I’ve started to use twitter as a search engine and found this to be a really useful way to find up to date information shared by so many people. Have a look at what I’ve picked and let me know what you think.
To start it off research from @ on Extending Our Knowledge of Fermentable, Short-Chain Carbohydrates for Managing Gastrointestinal Symptoms via
This next link ties in perfectly with the research above and is great information for anyone wanting to learn more about the theory behind FODMAP’s. What happens when FODMAPs are mal-absorbed by the small intestine? via
“A lot of people choose to go gluten-free thinking that it’s healthier, but you just have to be wary” says Dr Sue Shepard in this informed article. Is eating too much wheat bad for your health? via @ABCHealthOnline & @FODMAP
“I have irritable bowel syndrome. What can I eat to reduce the pain? “Altering your diet can definitely help reduce or eliminate the uncomfortable, and sometimes painful, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Which foods you should avoid – and which ones you should eat more of – depends on the IBS symptoms you are experiencing” via @LeslieBeckRD &
I found the results from this study below quite interesting as many of the subjects surveyed had identified problem foods which are foods you would need to avoid while completing the low FODMAP diet. ‘Listen to your body’ is a phrase that springs to mind and is definitely good advice. CONCLUSIONS: “The majority of IBS patients believe that certain food items are important triggers of their GI symptoms. This is especially true for foods containing carbohydrates and fat…….”Self-reported food intolerance is associated with high symptom burden and reduced quality of life.” via
Finally a fantastic new resource is now online called talkhealth who provide an online social health community providing FREE interactive support & info & monthly
@OnlineClinics with NHS Choices, medical experts & charities. They have a section dedicated to talkIBS including forums and blogs and will also have an online clinic on bladder / bowel / IBS on 10th-16th July 2013 via @talkhealth
Want more information on the low FODMAP diet and IBS? Click here for the latest changes and important updates.
We are currently travelling around the world and plan to bring you‘Around The World In 80 Low FODMAP Dishes’ – a collection of the best low FODMAP foods and recipes as we travel the globe. See more on our low FODMAP diet travel section.
Good news! The first ever book dedicated to reintroducing FODMAPs is now available to purchase on Amazon Kindle. The book is titled ‘Re-challenging and Reintroducing FODMAPs – A self-help guide to the entire reintroduction phase of the low FODMAP diet’. Click on the logo for more details.
More information on Reintroducing FODMAPs here.
Low FODMAP recipes here.