Have you ever wondered why you may be experiencing extra gas or why you feel bloated?
Gut health issues are a major concern but often can improve with changes in your diet.
IBS is a gut issue relating to how your gut including your bowel, functions.
Many factors can increase your chance of IBS symptoms, these include stress, poor diet, lack exercise and sleep.
The most common symptoms people report is below, do you experience these yourself? *:
If yes, what can a dietitian do to help you?
Working with a dietitian helps you understand your gut physiology, that is how your body reacts to the foods you eat. By identifying these foods, we can start to build a personal plan to help you gut feel comfortable again. To do this, a dietitian will take you through the FODMAP DIET Process.
What is FODMAP DIET
A FODMAP diet works initially on lowering the foods that contain FODMAPS, these are Fermentable Oligosaccarides, Disaccarides, Monosaccarides, And Polyols – these are naturally occurring types of sugars. Research has found that around 80% of people with IBS can improve their symptoms with this diet, in 3 steps:
1. Low FODMAP Diet- for 2 weeks
2. FODMAP reintroduction- Food challenges to identify what foods affect your gut
3. FODMAP Personalization- Fully identified foods that trigger your IBS
DID YOU KNOW FODMAPs are fermented in the colon (Large bowel) and it takes on average 4-24 hours for a food to reach the colon after being eaten. In some extreme cases lactose, a disaccharide, has been shown to induce symptoms in 30-60 minutes!
If you have those gut symptoms, have been diagnosed with IBS and want a guide thru the FODMAP diet, You can see Dietitian, Marcela Velasquez-Villa, for more information and advice tailored to your needs by calling us on 82781111, or booking online here.