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I really can’t recommend this book enough if you’re new to eating this way. I sincerely wish I had this book when I first needed to do the elimination. I’m so glad I have this now for when I have a flare up and need to knock it back down again. It can seem so incredibly overwhelming and I know I’m not the only person who walked into a grocery store and nearly cried because I couldn’t eat anything. This guide will help you learn what and how you can eat and the pain can and will subside. Eating doesn’t have to hurt and be scary.
— Amazon reader review of The IBS Elimination Diet and Cookbook, June 21, 2017
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The FODMAP composition of our food supply is a slowly evolving collection of facts. Most of the information used to create food lists in my books was found in peer-reviewed scientific literature published since 2007. Researchers at Monash University have authored several papers with FODMAP facts about whole and processed foods. Which foods are "high-FODMAP" and which ones are "low-FODMAP"? That is a much more flexible matter, and requires interpretation of the facts, depending on the purpose and the professional opinion of the health care provider or writer.

The table below is not designed with any particular "cut-offs" for high v. low FODMAPs in mind, but suggests relatively lower FODMAP options for some higher FODMAP favorites.

As you will note, many high-FODMAP foods would typically be considered healthy choices. For those who can tolerate them, high FODMAP fruits, vegetables, milk products, legumes and whole grains may be wonderful foods!  But people with IBS often have to limit their portions of these foods or suffer the consequences. Luckily there are many nutritious low-FODMAP foods to choose from.

The information in this chart is up-to-date as of July, 2017 and supercedes information in my books or material published before that date.

I make judgement calls about which foods are "low-FODMAP" based on my own experience with my patients, realistic portion sizes, and published data about the FODMAP composition of foods. 

I make judgement calls about which foods are "low-FODMAP" based on my own experience with my patients, realistic portion sizes, and published data about the FODMAP composition of foods. 

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Lists of high- and low-FODMAP foods are nice, but to get the most out of your FODMAP-elimination diet you need a strategy and a plan! That's where Patsy's books come in. Check them out.

Please visit Patsy on Pinterest for ideas about brand name foods that may be suitable for the elimination phase of the FODMAP diet. The products have not been laboratory tested, but appear to be low in FODMAPs based on the lists of ingredients.

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