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Category Archive: Fodmap Background

Information and comments on FODMAPs -- what they are, what they do & foods to avoid.

Jan 10

Tired of grainy, flavorless FODMAP free bread?

This recipe for FODMAP Free Za’tar Focaccia is delicious.  A great complement to any meal, use it for sandwiches, or just to snack on … you don’t have to give up flavor to eat FODMAP Free!

Dec 15

What products contain lactose?

Milk and milk products are often added to processed foods—foods that have been altered to prolong their shelf life. People with lactose intolerance should be aware of the many food products that may contain even small amounts of lactose, such as   bread and other baked goods waffles, pancakes, biscuits, cookies, and mixes to make …

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Nov 20

FODMAP Friendly Food Labeling

FODMAP friendly logo

 Australia has created a new food certification for FODMAP Friendly foods!  This is a huge step forward and an enormous help to people trying to live FODMAP free!  It is logical that it started in Australia since the diet was developed there … contact your governments to encourage them to do the same!   To read …

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Nov 14

Thanksgiving – FODMAP Free

It’s that time of year again when people are looking forward to overeating and watching parades and Football on Thanksgiving Day!  Last year we provided a FODMAP Free Thanksgiving menu and links to the needed recipes.  It’s offered again here: Enjoy!  

Nov 08

Low FODMAP app for Android


Exciting news!  Monash University (Australia) has released a Low FODMAP app for Android!  It is available through Google Play store at  The app for iPhones was released in December and is available through iTunes. Monash University and Dr. Sue Shepherd are credited with developing the FODMAP diet for the dietary treatment of IBS symptoms.

Nov 06

FODMAPS for IBS – Spreading the word among gastroenterologists

Great article … especially since it was distributed through Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News: The Independent monthly Newspaper for Gastroenterologists.  Getting the word out to those doctors who need the information and are in the best position to have a positive impact on the lives of IBS sufferers.

Oct 15

FODMAP Diet — Craze or Credible?

This article appeared in Nutrition Issues in Gastroenterology, Series #112 (December 2012).     This is exciting news!  It is validation for current FODMAP dieters,  is helping to raise awareness of the GI benefits of the diet, and, more importantly, the more research that is conducted, the better the definitions of “eat versus avoid” will become!   …

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Sep 26

Is Molasses a FODMAP trigger?

Why do some FODMAP dieters react to molasses and some do not?  Like many other FODMAP foods, more research needs to be done to refine the dietary restrictions.  In the meantime, a possible explanation could be that molasses can be made with sugarcane, grapes, sorghum or beets.  Beets are an Oligosaccharide, a FODMAP trigger.  Some …

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Sep 20

FODMAP Community Education Class

St Joseph Hospital - Nashua, NH

Helping to spread the word about the FODMAP diet …  For those of you lucky enough to be in the Nashua, New Hampshire (USA) area, St. Joseph’s Hospital is hosting a “Dinner with the Doc” discussion on “IBS, Crohn’s Disease and Colitis: Is a FODMAP Diet Right for Me?” on October 9.   If you …

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Jul 09

Gluten free medications and vitamins

Came across this helpful list of gluten free medications and vitamins.  I’m not a scientist, so can’t independently verify these claims, but this is a pharmacist’s website so the information should be reliable.

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