The low FODMAP diet is a treatment option for people with certain IBS symptoms. Some carbohydrates can trigger IBS symptoms because they are fermented by gut bacteria. These carbohydrates are called Fermentable, Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols (FODMAPs). The diet involves a strict exclusion phase and then a systematic reintroduction phase. Our team have extensive experience researching and advising on the low FODMAP diet. Not only do we guide you on the principles of the diet and how to limit any negative side effects, but we can make the diet practical to fit around your lifestyle. Clinical guidelines recommend that the diet should be undertaken with dietitian support and research by our team has shown that success rates on the low FODMAP diet are higher with dietitian support than without!
The diet is not suitable for everyone and can even make some IBS symptoms more troublesome. The expert dietitians at The Gut Health Clinic will carry out an individual assessment of your medical history, symptoms, diet and lifestyle to tailor individualised dietary advice for you.