The Low FODMAP Diet

The Low FODMAP Diet

Specialised nutritional intervention to relieve IBS symptoms.

The FODMAP diet is used to relieve IBS symptoms. First discovered by gastroenterology professor Peter Gibson and dietitian Sue Shepherd (Monash University, Australia). It is the first evidence based diet to reduce IBS symptoms up to 75%.
FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides (wheat, onion, garlic); disaccharides (milk, ice cream); monosaccarides (apples, pears, honey); and polyols (mushrooms, apricots), which are types of carbohydrates and alcohol sugars that are found in everyday foods. These carbohydrates are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and are responsible for the discomfort and symptoms of cramping, wind, bloating and/or constipation/diarrhoea associated with IBS.

The FODMAP diet entails a three-step-by-step action plan. During the first stage, all foods considered high in FODMAPs are removed from the diet for a 4-6 week period to allow the gut to settle.  This phase is the most demanding, however, the benefits are priceless!!

The next stage is reintroduction, where small amounts of high FODMAP foods are slowly reintroduced into the diet, gradually increasing the amounts to test for tolerance levels.

The final stage is maintenance: formulating a lifelong diet plan that is both nutritious & delicious.

This program includes step-by-step easy to read booklets and resources to ensure maintenance and adherence is easier for you. This program includes an initial assessment and 2-3 follow up appointments and round the clock support via email.


15 October 2018


Nutritional Consulting