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Miscellaneous interesting, and hopefully helpful, information about living FODMAP free!

Dec 18

FODMAPs, not Gluten — Research

“No Effects of Gluten in Patients With Self-Reported Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity After Dietary Reduction of Fermentable, Poorly Absorbed, Short-Chain Carbohydrates” — bottom line … the symptoms are likely caused by FODMAPs!  

Oct 24

Gluten Free is not FODMAP free

Pure gluten is not a FODMAP.  Pure gluten is a protein.  Most people consume gluten through wheat, barley and rye.  These grains can cause the bloating and other symptoms associated with IBS (apart from Celiac, which is a wheat allergy),  because they contain fructans, one of the FODMAP carbohydrates. There is also a difference between …

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Oct 22

The Low-FODMAP Diet Vs Gluten-Free: Which Is Better?

News from the Mens Journal “…doctors are seriously doubting whether NCGS is really all that common. A landmark study from last year turned out some very convincing evidence that gluten may not be the culprit making so many people sick. Instead, it is likely a large class of carbohydrates called FODMAPs.” Read more:

Sep 30

Knowing which foods to eat, and which ones to avoid, is powerful information when it comes to spelling relief from IBS

From the Canadian Globe and Mail — “It’s estimated that five million Canadians live with IBS, a disorder that affects many more women than men. The main symptoms include recurrent abdominal pain and irregular bowel patterns (constipation, diarrhea or both). IBS symptoms are thought to result from overly reactive and/or extra-sensitive nerves that control muscles …

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Jul 11

Food-based therapies becoming mainstream

The Miami Herald recently posted commentary on Food-based therapies.  The focus of the article was not the FODMAP diet, but it was included: “The FODMAP diet that eliminates all fermentable carbohydrates, foods that your small intestine cannot absorb, such as grains and some fruits and veggies, was rarely recommended five years ago. Today, it is …

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Jun 05

Gluten Effects Study Supports FODMAP Diet

In a study on gluten sensitivity, more evidence was found that IBS sufferers could benefit from a FODMAP diet. No Effects of Gluten in Patients With Self-Reported Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity After Dietary Reduction of Fermentable, Poorly Absorbed, Short-Chain Carbohydrates In all participants, gastrointestinal symptoms consistently and significantly improved during reduced FODMAP intake, but significantly worsened …

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Jun 05

Is it really gluten or is it FODMAP Sensitivity?

Sensitive To Gluten? A Carb In Wheat May Be The Real Culprit … this is nothing new to FODMAP dieters. In a recent NPR blog, they state:  “…  the gastroenterologists around the world who’ve been trying understand the gluten puzzle say they’re increasingly convinced of two key things: One is that the number of people who …

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Apr 16

6 Things You Should Know About the Low-FODMAP Diet (And Why You Should Care)

Great advice!  From Alice Bast in the Huffington Post. FODMAPs are not a single ingredient, allergen or protein; they’re a group of carbohydrates. If you have persistent gastrointestinal symptoms, a low-FODMAP diet may help. The gluten-containing grains wheat, barley and rye are high in FODMAPs. FODMAPs are not bad; they’re just not for everyone. The …

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Apr 13

Graduate Thesis on FODMAP Diet

A Low FODMAP Diet Tool Kit for Registered Dietitians to use in the Dietary Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The purpose of this project is to develop a resource for use by registered dietitians in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome occurs in roughly 15 % of the United States (U.S.) …

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Jan 14

FODMAP Diet — One of the best for 2014

US News & World Report has included the Low FODMAP diet on their list of Best Diets for 2014.  They do not endorse it as a way to lose weight, but as a way to get relief from chronic GI issues.  To read more, go to

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