The low-FODMAP program

The Low-FODMAP Program

Location: Kitchener

The low-FODMAP program is a dietary management plan designed to reduce the symptoms of IBS, a digestive condition that affects about 7 – 15% of the world’s population.

FODMAPs are a collection of short-chain carbohydrates (sugars and related molecules) that occur naturally in many foods. Upon ingestion, they can trigger the typical symptoms of IBS (bloating, distension, excess gas, diarrhea and/or constipation) in sensitive individuals which can have a profound effect on the quality of life and daily activities.

The low-FODMAP diet program helps to find a balance between good symptom control and expansion of the diet. It identifies the person’s high-FODMAP problem foods as many people find that while some types of FODMAPs are definite triggers for their symptoms, other types of FODMAPs can be well tolerated.

The program is a three-phased diet, in which:

  1. Phase 1 – the low-FODMAP eating regimen – serves to identify FODMAP sensitive individuals and initiate symptom relief.
  2. Phase 2 – FODMAP reintroduction – identifies sensitivities to individual FODMAP food subgroups.
  3. Phase 3 – FODMAP personalization – serves to liberalize restrictions and establish a ‘personalized’ FODMAP diet for long-term.

Service Provider

Marianna Duba, M.Sc., RHN

Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Certified GAPS Practitioner

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