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IBS and The Low FODMAP Diet





Mono-saccharides &



The Low FODMAP diet was originally developed in Australia and has been adapted in the UK by Kings College London.

It is an effective treatment option for gut symptoms such as bloating, wind, abdominal pain and diarrhoea or constipation.

FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates (sugars) that are poorly absorbed by the gut. FODMAPs stands for Fermentable, Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides & Polyols.

The diet is predominantly used in IBS but has also been effective for managing other bowel related conditions. If you would like to chat to see if the diet could help you please get in touch.

How do you follow the diet?

There are 3 stages to the diet:

Stage 1: Restriction - In this stage, you reduce your FODMAP intake by avoiding foods that are high in FODMAPs for 4 to 8 weeks

Stage 2: Re-introduction - This will enable you to identify which FODMAPs you are most sensitive to, as well as how much of a high FODMAP food triggers your symptoms.

Stage 3: Personalisation -  When we have identified you trigger FODMAP foods we can then work together  to personalise your diet so you  only avoid foods that trigger your symptoms and you return to as normal a diet as possible. 

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