FODMAPs have always been around in foods, but their effects have only recently been understood. In the early 2000s a team of researchers at Monash University in Australia identified them as being linked to symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Here we run through the basics of what you need to know.
If you or someone you know has been told to go Low FODMAP, chances are that you've already spotted that there's quite a steep learning curve to this diet. Here is a quick overview of some common ingredients. It is by no means comprehensive, but we hope you find it helpful.
First of all, well done for going and getting tested. Knowing what the problem is is a huge step towards treating it! As you’ve probably already found though, there’s a huge amount of information out there. Here’s the essentials that you need to set you confidently on your new path.
Did you know that in the UK only 24% of people with coeliac disease are diagnosed? And the average length of time taken from first onset of symptoms to diagnosis may be as long as 13 years. Here's what you need to know about this often hidden condition.
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