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.

Jane Muir

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