Interest in the low-FODMAP* diet is exploding both in Australia and around the world. This highly effective, three-phased diet therapy reduces gastrointestinal symptoms in ~70% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
This talk will introduce you to:
- The history of the FODMAP concept and why it was developed
- The evidence supporting this diet’s efficacy for controlling symptoms of IBS
- Measuring FODMAPs in foods and safe levels
- The three phases of the FODMAP program
- How to navigate the diet using the Monash University FODMAP diet app
- The link between FODMAP and gluten-free foods
- Other applications of the FODMAP diet
- Hints on how to survive Christmas while following a low FODMAP diet.
*FODMAP is an acronym invented by the team at Monash University that stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, and Mono-saccharides And Polyols that represents a group of short-chain carbohydrates that can be poorly absorbed in the gut.