11 Apr This treatment for IBS is the worldwide gold standard – and it was created right here in Australia
FODMAPs. Don’t be scared. They’re not as complex as they sound. And, if you suffer from IBS – like one in seven Aussies – or food intolerances, you need to know more about them.
Meet Dr Sue Shepherd, whose PhD research into coeliac disease led to the discovery of FODMAPs and the chief proponent of the low-FODMAP diet IBS treatment.
Put very simply, FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates that the gut finds difficult to digest… resulting in excess wind when ingested. While the gut is designed to inflate and deflate to accommodate excess wind, IBS sufferers find this sensation excruciating because they have more sensitive nerves within the stretch receptors surrounding the bowel, in combination with a brain more predisposed to over-interpret messages from these nerves. And because FODMAPs are found in such a wide variety of ingredients, it often seems impossible to isolate the foods that trigger a reaction.
No more. The Two-Step Low-FODMAP Diet and Recipe Book shows you how to create delicious meals within a low-FODMAP diet, the most effective treatment for IBS found anywhere in the world.
First, you eliminate suspect foods, then you reintroduce them slowly and sensibly, allowing you to properly identify the specific culprits unique to your condition. Finally, you follow Sue’s easy-to-follow menu plans and mouthwatering recipes (Crisp-Skin Pork Belly with Spiced Pumpkin? Don’t mind if I do) and say bye bye to IBS.
The Two-Step Low-FODMAP Diet and Recipe Book is published by Pan Macmillan Australia in May 2015 and Dr Shepherd is giving interviews about this revolutionary two-step approach to treating dietary disorders. Ask me for more details.