Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Anyone heard of this or tried it for relief IBS.
FODMAPs are osmotic (means they pull water into the intestinal tract), may not be
digested or absorbed well and could be fermented upon by bacteria in the intestinal
tract when eaten in excess.
Symptoms of gas, bloating, cramping and/or diarrhea may occur in those who could be
sensitive to the effects of FODMAPs. A low FODMAP diet may help reduce symptoms,
which will limit foods high in fructose, lactose, fructans, galactans and polyols.
The low FODMAP diet is often used in those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The
diet also has potential use in those with similar symptoms arising from other digestive
disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease. (from Stanford Hospital PDF)
I am still having bloating issues even with trying different probiotics and digestive enzymes. I do not eat wheat (confirmed celiac) and have very limited dairy.
Saw this on am episode of The Food Hospital and I might try this for a while but I think that this would be even harder and more restictive then giving up wheat since most of my favorite veggies are on the avoid list. Eating is becoming a pain in the arse!!!!!!!!