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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.

Foreign Travel On a Low-FODMAP Diet

Foreign Travel On a Low-FODMAP Diet

If you are planning a trip you may wonder how you can manage your low-FODMAP diet while you are in a foreign country. It’s an important question. Naturally, you want to feel your best while you are away from home so you can enjoy all the activities you have planned. At the same time, experiencing regional cuisine is something you won’t want to miss out on. You can make it work with some extra planning and a little flexibility.

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. 

FODMAPs and IBS: Provider Pitfalls

FODMAPs and IBS: Provider Pitfalls

If you are a physician or mid-level provider recommending low-FODMAP diets to your patients, congratulations on your savvy! You are offering your patients not just hope, but real relief! Today I'm sharing some tips to help you present the diet to patients safely and effectively, while avoiding some common pitfalls.