IBS FODMAP

What is a low FODMAP Diet: Who, What, and Why?

Remember the old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”?  Well that may need revamping for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 20% of Americans suffer from IBS.  That's a whole lotta folks. Apples are one of the many “healthy”…

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Gluten-Free, But Still Having Symptoms

Next step, try the Spelt Litmus Test Warning: This article is not applicable to people who have celiac disease or a wheat allergy!!! Millions of people are experimenting with eating a gluten-free diet to alleviate uncomfortable GI symptoms like gas, bloating, irregularity, and stomachaches.  For many people, going gluten-free is the ticket to relief and…

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Subjects with IBS-D Benefit from Gluten-Free Diet

A recent study from the UK in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology suggests that a gluten-free diet may help reduce the severity of symptoms from irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). The study followed 41 subjects suffering from IBS-D for 6-weeks while they followed a dietitian-managed, gluten-free diet. Upon completion of the study…

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SmartLabels on the Horizon

The current controversy about labeling foods as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has been a hot topic for a very long time. Biotech and  food industries have spent millions of dollars opposing labeling initiatives and are fighting tooth and nail to block a state's rights to label GMOs. However, in a recent survey, nearly 90% of…

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IBS Symptoms Breath Test

If you have belly problems – bloating, gas, pain – and your doctor doesn’t know why, you may be in luck. A simple breath test can help determine the cause of your gastrointestinal symptoms. Ruling out common intolerances like lactose, gluten and glucose and bacterial overgrowth can set you on a path to the proper…

The GFP Low FODMAP Diet – Getting Started

The GFP Low FODMAP Diet Getting Started Guide includes information and instructions on how to eat a low FODMAP diet. Included is: a FODMAP subsitution chart you can hang on your fridge a food diary for recording your response to FODMAP elimination and re-introduction phases of the diet answers to frequently asked questions Clck here to…

FODMAP Resources & Support

Have you stumbled across conflicting information while researching the low FODMAP diet? That’s not uncommon, as research in this area is still on going, not all foods have been tested for FODMAPs to date, and some laboratories may use different testing methods. Although the following websites and resources may also have some conflicting information, they…

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Low FODMAP Recipes & Snacks

All recipes on GlutenFreedomProject.com are gluten-free and ingredients are labeled if they contain a high FODMAP item. Listed below are some suggestions for low FODMAP meals and snacks. Click here for more information about the GFP low FODMAP diet. GFP Low FODMAP Options Below is a brief sample of some GFP recipes that are low…

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The GFP Low FODMAP Diet – Overview

FODMAP and IBS FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates found in a variety of foods, including some dairy products (lactose), certain fruits and vegetables, grains such as wheat and rye (fructans), beans, some soy products, and certain sweeteners such as honey, agave, and sugar alcohols (polyols).…