Just as IBS symptoms can be diverse, so can the diet recommendations. The amount and type of fiber is plays an important role in bowel regularity. Food Intolerances and Food Sensitivities are also involved in IBS.
Research in recent years out of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia has given IBS suffers new hope for a better controlling symptoms of IBS with a Low FODMAP diet. Their studies have brought to light, the connection between certain Simple Carbohydrates and IBS Symptoms. These certain Carbohydrates can cause excess fermentation in the large intestine, causing symptoms such as gas, bloating, stomach pain and bowel irregularity.
Following a Low FODMAP diet is the FIRST step in determining which foods may be contributing to your painful IBS Symptoms. Some patients may need to follow a Low FODMAP diet indefinitely while others may only experience painful symptoms from certain categories of FODMAPS or in certain doses.
Melissa can help you determine if food sensitivities or intolerances play a role in YOUR IBS.