An estimated 10 to 15 percent of the worldwide population suffers from Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic digestive disorder of the large intestine that causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both. These symptoms are the result of abnormal intestinal motility – too fast leads to diarrhea, too slow to constipation – and an increased sensitivity to pain. Bloating, gassiness, bowel urgency, and mucus in the stool are also common in IBS. These symptoms can be mild or extreme, but IBS is considered a “functional gastrointestinal disorder”, which in part means that it is not life threatening. READ MORE.
Simply put, FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrates that are indigestible or poorly absorbed by certain people. As they travel through the gastrointestinal tract, they draw excess fluid into the small intestine and generate gas when they are fermented by bacteria in the large intestine. This fluid and gas build-up can lead to symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) such as abdominal bloating and distension, pain, flatulence and nausea, as well as diarrhea, constipation or both. READ MORE.
If you have been diagnosed with IBS we encourage you to work with your gastroenterologist and/or registered dietitian and try the low-FODMAP diet. You just might be one of the 75% of IBS sufferers who experience complete symptom relief.
At FODMAP Everyday® (and in Dédé’s book) we look at the diet as 3-phase approach, which we divide into The Elimination Phase, The Challenge Phase and The Integration Phase. READ MORE.
You have been suffering with IBS pain and debilitating symptoms and are tired of feeling that way! You want your life back. You’ve tried diets and supplements and maybe even meditation and medication, but you have not achieved the amount of relief that you seek.
For many people they get to the point where they think there is no answer and that they just have to live this way. YOU DON’T! You can live pain-free with your IBS and we are here to help you. READ MORE.
Don’t know where to start? How about right here. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions.