Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) & The Low FODMAP Diet
If you’re sick of your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) ruling your life, know that you can take back control and enjoy food again.
There are a number of ways to manage your symptoms, including both dietary and non-dietary approaches.
Some examples include stress management, certain medications, avoiding gut irritants, other food intolerance or even changing
your eating behaviour, such as changing the size of your
meals or the speed in which you eat.
However, often there are certain carbohydrates
that are found in everyday foods, called FODMAPs
that can play a big part in triggering IBS symptoms.
In fact, it’s so common that 3 in 4 people who follow the Low FODMAP Diet find relief!
Medical elimination diets, such as the Low FODMAP Diet, are complex to navigate and are designed to be temporary. People who seek the support of a Dietitian with expertise in this specialised area of nutrition are able to safely move through the several phases of the Low FODMAP Diet more to identify and manage their IBS triggers effectively.
My qualifications and experience as an IBS & FODMAP Dietitian
- I am an experienced IBS and Low FODMAP
Dietitian. IBS management accounts for majority of my private practice and my
household is low FODMAP due to my husband and daughter having food
- I am a Monash University Trained Low FODMAP
Dietitian. In fact, I was the first dietitian (ever!) to have passed and
completed the IBS & FODMAPs course run by the founders of The Low FODMAP
- I am listed as a Dietary Specialist in the
FODMAP Friendly phone application. FODMAP Friendly is the only registered certification
trademark worldwide that certifies low FODMAP food products.
- I am a Dietitian and Administrator for a number
of Low FODMAP Support Groups on Facebook – Low FODMAP Australia, Low FODMAP
Recipes and Support, Low FODMAP USA.
- I am a Dietitian for the #2 ranked Low FODMAP website of recipes and blog articles called A Little Bit Yummy where I review Alana’s recipes to make sure they are safe to be followed by those on the Low FODMAP Diet.