When done correctly, the low FODMAP diet has been found to reduce the symptoms of bloating and pain in around 86% of people
Heidi Staudacher. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2011
There is lots of information on the internet about a low FODMAP diet encouraging you to do it yourself but research shows that you get much better results when this is done under the supervision of an experienced dietitian. The Gastroenterological Society of Australia recommends the reintroduction of FODMAPs should be guided and assessed by an Accredited Practising Dietitian (GESA 2013). The re-introduction phase can take several weeks so don’t waste this time and effort by not doing it properly.
We only use dietitians who have post graduate training or many years of experience using the low FODMAP diet and managing gastrointestinal disorders. Every person’s symptoms and gut are different so applying the same strategy to everyone doesn’t work. It will work for a few but then the rest are left more confused than when they started.
Our gastrointestinal dietitians have post graduate training or many years of experience using the low FODMAP diet and managing gastrointestinal disorders.
One of the most common mistakes people make is staying on the low FODMAP diet longer than they need. A low FODMAP diet is bad for gut health and should be followed only long enough to identify the foods you are reacting to. An experienced dietitian is the ideal health professional to guide this process.
Oligosaccharides: Fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)
Monosaccharides: Fructose in excess of glucose
Polyols: Sorbitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Xylitol and Isomalt