FODMAPs are fermentable carbohydrates that may be partly responsible for symptoms in people with IBS. These sugars can be poorly digested and thus accumulate in the small intestine. For more information about the low FODMAP diet, please read this article. There are five FODMAP families: fructans, fructose, lactose, polyols, and GOS. Fructans can be classified […]
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is defined by the Rome IV criteria, according to which a person may have IBS if they have experienced recurrent abdominal pain at least once a week on average for the past three months, and that pain is associated with at least two of the following conditions: defecation a change in […]
Endometriosis is a complex chronic and inflammatory disease that affects 1 in 10 women. It is characterized by the growth of endometrial-like tissues (the lining of the inside of the uterine cavity) outside the uterus. Despite its prevalence, this disease is still not well known, and its diagnosis can take 7-10 years.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disease in the world, affecting about one in seven people and is more predominantly found in women. The causes of IBS are still unknown. It is a multifactorial disorder involving an interaction between the digestive system, intestinal bacteria, the nervous system, and external factors such as […]
Whether it’s filling up an empty stomach or replenishing your energy after a workout, a nutritious snack is a big help to get your day going. If you follow a low-FODMAP* diet to reduce your symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it is best to be well organized and include these small snacks on your meal […]
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is an increase in the number of bacteria in the small intestine that are normally found in large amounts in the colon, resulting in excessive fermentation, inflammation and malabsorption. It is a microbiome dysbiosis, that is, an imbalance in the bacteria of the digestive system.
The low-FODMAP diet provides relief to long-time sufferers of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)*. It consists of a phase of temporary elimination of FODMAP carbohydrates, followed by a phase of reintroduction and a phase of long-term maintenance. Since FODMAPs are found in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy and grain products, the person starting this diet may […]
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes a group of conditions whose two main forms are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These diseases cause inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract and disrupt the body’s capacity to digest and absorb nutrients. People with IBD may experience acute periods of symptoms (active phase) and other periods when […]
When following a low-FODMAP* diet, some foods need to be avoided or should only be consumed in certain quantities. Thanks to our lists of foods to avoid and foods you can eat, or the Monash application, it is easy to identify which individual foods should be avoided, such as honey, wheat pasta, or white beans. Where […]
If you follow a low FODMAP* diet you certainly know that there is a very specific protocol to follow. Namely, the elimination phase of FODMAPs, then, once the symptoms disappear, the reintroduction tests phase by following a well-established protocol in order to identify the families of FODMAPs that give you symptoms. Finally, there is the maintenance […]