Understanding how the Low FODMAP diet can help you manage your gut symptoms (plus hints on surviving Christmas) – Monash Fodmap

An exploration of the low-FODMAP diet with Associate Professor Jane Muir

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.

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Jane Muir

Associate Professor Muir is currently the Head of Translational Nutrition Science in the Department of Gastroenterology, Central Clinical School, Monash University.  She is a trained dietitian with a PhD in biochemistry and has over 25 years’ experience in the area of nutritional research. Over the last 15 years her major focus has been on the research and creation of the low-FODMAP diet.

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