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Do I Have to Modify the FODMAP Elimination Diet for My Crohn's Disease?

Do I Have to Modify the FODMAP Elimination Diet for My Crohn's Disease?

Q. Even though my Crohn’s disease is supposedly in remission, I have ongoing problems with abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea. I’d like to try a low-FODMAP diet, but I’m not sure whether I need to make changes to it, since I don’t have straight-on IBS.

FODMAPs and Soy: Why so Confusing?

FODMAPs and Soy: Why so Confusing?

Soybeans and soy products CAN be sources of oligosaccharides, especially of GOS (some fructans, too). But not all soy products are significant sources. If you know two things about fructans and GOS you will be on your way to understanding which soy foods you can include on your low-FODMAP diet. 

Research Update: Are Fructose Breath Tests Useful for Diagnosis or Treatment of IBS?

Research Update: Are Fructose Breath Tests Useful for Diagnosis or Treatment of IBS?

In a new study published by researchers at Monash University in Australia, researchers conclude that “routine use of lactulose and fructose breath tests in functional bowel disorder patients is not supported due to its poor reproducibility.”

In other words, don’t bother.

Resistant Starches and Your Low-FODMAP Diet

Resistant Starches and Your Low-FODMAP Diet

If you’ve done much reading about nutrition and digestive health over the past couple of years, you may have come across the term “resistant starch”. Resistant starch has been touted as a weight loss aid and a potential cure-all. While it has been mentioned briefly on this blog in the past, let’s take a closer look. What are resistant starches, and how do they fit into your low-FODMAP diet?