What Is Low FODMAP?
FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligo- saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols.
These FODMAP’s are a group of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the gut and as a result, contribute to many of the symptoms typical in IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) sufferers.
In recent years it has been shown that restriction of these FODMAPS can cause symptoms to settle, upon reintroduction, the individual can discover which particular FODMAPs they are sensitive to.
What Is Low FODMAP Diet?
The low FODMAP diet is a treatment for IBS which has been found in recent years to be highly effective when supervised by a trained Dietitian.
The diet involves firstly following a strict low FODMAP diet until symptoms have settled, then high FODMAP foods are reintroduced one at a time, in order to find out which FODMAPs trigger symptoms.
Mairi has undergone specialist training at Kings College, London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, to guide you through the low FODMAP elimination and reintroduction process.
Your consultation will be supported by low FODMAP diet sheets and low FODMAP food lists produced by Kings College and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which contain the most up to date information regarding low FODMAP food and drink.