FODMAPS and IBS – Is it possible to control the symptoms?

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I recently wrote about a bad experience I had with my IBS and my struggle to control the symptoms, even after twenty years of suffering with it. The term irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, came about as the result of a group of doctors and researchers sitting in a room… Continue reading »

What Food Do You Miss Most When You’re Away From Home?

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin We have just returned from a week staying all-inclusive at a hotel in Cyprus. I know this sounds like the ideal holiday for anyone and it was great (more about that in another post), but there is, of course, the issue of what to eat… Continue reading »

What Are FODMAPS?

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FODMAPS is a collective term given to a group of carbohydrates. It stands for (wait for it) Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. Australian researchers at Monash University in Melbourne developed the FODMAP diet following studies conducted amongst self-diagnosed gluten sensitive individuals. The research indicated that in patients whose diets… Continue reading »