Monash FODMAP Initiative: an Ecosystem of Support

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal condition which is estimated to affect around 1 in 7 people around the world.(1) It is characterised predominantly by abdominal pain, altered bowel patterns, bloating, distention and excessive gas. While the exact cause of IBS remains unknown, symptom management for sufferers remains the key focus. A team […]

Finding Relief from IBS: Exploring the Low FODMAP Diet with an Online Dietitian

Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a daily struggle, impacting not only your digestive health but also your overall quality of life. If you’re tired of dealing with uncomfortable symptoms like bloating, gas, and stomach pain, there’s hope on the horizon: the low FODMAP diet. As an online dietitian specialising in IBS, I’m […]

A day in the life of FodShop

FodShop is the world’s first online FODMAP expert Commercial Nutritionist-run shop & gastroenterology resource, supplying more than 2,000 low FODMAP approved food products from hundreds of local & international brands, additionally meeting various food intolerance, allergen-friendly and nutrition requirements.

IBS Testing

So, you are probably struggling with years of bloating and discomfort. Someone probably told you in the past that you might have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). But, maybe you are not sure whether you actually have this condition or not? Maybe you are thinking, what tests do I need? Is it expensive? What symptoms does someone with IBS have? Keep Reading!

The 3 steps of the FODMAP diet

What do you do when you feel better following a low FODMAP diet? Re-introduce FODMAPs! While this may sound illogical, it is important for a number of reasons, first and foremost to ensure your diet is minimally restrictive, while still providing adequate symptom control. Read on for a simple guide to the 3 phases of the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet™.

Label Reading for Low FODMAP

Something that can be an overwhelming and daunting part of following the low FODMAP diet, especially during the strict elimination phase is grocery shopping and selecting suitable products. It can be difficult to decipher what exactly is in a product and whether it is high or low FODMAP and safe for you to eat without triggering a flare. Here are some handy tips that may help take some of the stress out of grocery shopping.

FODMAP Friendly Snack Ideas

Following a low FODMAP diet is not always an easy task. We have daily commitments, activities and overall, our lives can be quite busy. The good news for us is that are FODMAP friendly snacks on the market that are nutritious, filling and most importantly, taste great! What more could you want?

Eat out with Ease

For people experiencing IBS, eating out can cause stress, anxiety and feelings of embarrassment. These are completely normal. HOWEVER, you shouldn’t have to feel that way! By using some tricks and tips you can eat out without fear and be present and enjoy the company of loved ones.

IBS Flare Cheat Sheet

Download our IBS Flare Cheat Sheet created by Beth Nanson, IBS and Gut Health Dietitian based in Vancouver, BC. Beth has worked in many diverse areas – a couple of her favourites being sports nutrition & pregnancy nutrition – but she always found herself coming back to digestive health, which is why she’s decided to focus on IBS & Gut Health. She has a true passion in helping clients find IBS relief & heal their gut.