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Nutrition for IBS and SIBO: Exploring the Role of the Low FODMAP Diet

  • Sharp Spectrum 8520 Tech Way San Diego, CA 92123 United States (map)

The FODMAP approach for management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can help up to 75% of affected individuals achieve adequate and sustained relief of symptoms. IBS affects more than one in 10 North Americans; there are wide applications for FODMAP knowledge in the practice of almost every dietitian and many health care professionals. This session will provide a foundation for understanding the FODMAP approach, tips for communicating effectively with your clients about FODMAPs, an overview of nutrition care planning for patients with IBS, along with practical application tips such as label reading, grocery shopping and meal planning. The clinical problem of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) will be introduced along with tips to understanding breath test results, treatment options and nutritional considerations for patients diagnosed with this condition. FODMAPs are certain short-chain, rapidly fermentable, osmotically active, dietary carbohydrates.