What is the low FODMAP diet?

FODMAP is the name for a group of fermentable carbohydrates found in food that are generally poorly absorbed by our digestive system. FODMAP stands for ‘Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyol’. These carbohydrates exist in a variety of different foods. The diet involves restricting high FODMAP foods for 8 weeks and replacing them with suitable low FODMAP alternatives. Following this period, FODMAPs are slowly reintroduced to gauge individual tolerance levels.

Why see a FODMAP trained dietitian?

In a recent study 76% of patients who saw a FODMAP-trained dietitian reported an improvement in symptoms after being on the diet. The diet is complex and everyone is different. A dietitian can tailor the diet to meet your needs and can provide all support needed for good results.

Hampden Health and FODMAP

Sue is a FODMAP-trained dietitian and is able to offer flexible consultation times by phone or Skype. Generally her clients prefer appointments this way, as no travel is needed and they can arrange times to suit them. Her availability includes some daytimes, evenings and Saturday mornings.

If you would like to know more, or if the Low FODMAP diet may be helpful for you, please do contact us.


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