The Low FODMAP Diet
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 ferment in the gut and as a result, contribute to many of the digestive symptoms typical in IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and functional bowel syndrome sufferers.
In recent years it has been shown that restriction of these FODMAPS can cause digestive symptoms to improve. This is followed by a period of structured reintroduction, which allows the individual to discover which particular FODMAPs they are intolerant to, and which can be safely included back into their diet.
What Is Low FODMAP Diet?
The low FODMAP diet is a treatment for IBS and functional bowel syndrome which has been found in recent years to be highly effective when supervised by a trained Dietitian. Some people with other digestive problems such as Crohn's disease may find that a low FODMAP diet helps their digestive symptoms between flares of their condition.
At Stanner Nutrition clinic we have successfully helped many clients to regain control over their IBS symptoms with our specialised low FODMAP treatment package.
The package includes 2 appointments, at the initial consultation the dietitian will identify the sources of FODMAPs in your diet and give you detailed information on how you can replace these with low FODMAP alternatives. You will follow this strict low FODMAP diet for a period of up to 8 weeks only, until your symptoms have improved. You will then come back for you second consultation to plan your reintroductions.
The dietitian will support you by email throughout the process, so you can have ongoing information and help.
The low FODMAP diet can be complex and confusing, having a trained dietitian who can guide you smoothly through the process is the safest and most effective way to tackle low FODMAP.
At Stanner Nutrition Clinic, we provide only specialist dietitians who have undergone 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 literature 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 drinks.