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FODMAP

Brisbane's leading low-FODMAP diet experts.

The Inner Health Dietitians are specialists at recognising and reducing the symptoms for those who have FODMAP sensitivities. These sensitivities can cause discomfort or embarrassment, however, with Inner Health you can find the solution to these problems. Our dietitians work regularly with those with FODMAP sensitivities, assisting them through customised diets to find the source of their sensitivity and manage it.  

We aim to help you love food and to love your body again. So, you can expect a range of delicious recipes across your diet plan to assist our Dietitians in finding the source of your sensitivity while helping you feel better. This isn’t a diet to fear, instead you will enjoy working with us to manage your symptoms.  

FODMAPS are certain molecules present is many different foods. Specifically, they are short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols. The acronym, FODMAP, stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols.  

Normally, these molecules, when not able to be absorbed by the small intestine, will be fermented in the large intestine. This causes gas production and bloating. However, this process is natural. Those with a FODMAP insensitivity will experience painful or uncomfortable reactions. 

FODMAPs are important to our gut health, so our Dietitians assist those with sensitivities in managing their sensitivity, reducing the occurrence of pain or uncomfortable reactions.   

The symptoms for those with a sensitivity to FODMAPs will generally manifest around four hours after foods that contain high levels of FODMAPs has been consumed. Some signs that could signal a sensitivity to FODMAPs includes: 

  • Abdominal pain 
  • Bloating 
  • Constipation 
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Gas 
  • Stomach cramps 

While FODMAPs can trigger reactions, they are not the cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), intestinal inflammation, or some other gut and bowel health conditions. These symptoms could hint to FODMAP sensitivities or other gut health conditions. It is important to talk to Inner Health if you do experience these symptoms. Our Dietitians can properly assess your body, ensuring that you are receiving the help you need to manage your symptoms.  

We offer the best in low-FODMAP diet advice

At Inner Health, our Dietitians are accredited, and qualified to provide the best in care, helping you manage your FODMAP sensitivities. We help identify all intolerances and sensitivities including FODMAP sensitivities to ensure you receive the best nutritional advice and diet plan. Our approach involves implementing evidence backed diet plans, customised to your body and the sensitivities you experience.  

Throughout, we provide a high level of support, allowing you to find the answers to any questions and any further assistance you require when you need it. You can expect the highest levels of care and understanding from our dietitians. Book with us today to find a solution to your symptoms.   

How we help you

Managing a FODMAP sensitivity involves a multi-step dietary change. As your body will not be sensitive to all FODMAP molecules, these steps help our Dietitians understand which FODMAPs and food groups your body can tolerate. The low-FODMAP diet is not designed to be a permanent solution, instead informing our Dietitians what direction they can take to assist you in managing your sensitivities.  

The low-FODMAP diet is divided into three stages. These are: 

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Stage One

This stage will last between two to six weeks. You will receive a diet plan from our Dietitians in which all high-FODMAP foods will be replaced with low-FODMAP foods. We will observe whether your symptoms have improved. If they have, we will move onto stage two.

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Stage Two

Through stage two we will reintroduce one by one high-FODMAP foods. This stage can last 12 weeks and is a slow process. We will introduce one FODMAP group at a time back into your diet, observing how your body reacts. With this we can identify which foods or FODMAP groups you are sensitive to.  

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Stage Three

In stage three our Dietitians will create a personalised diet that will be created around the results observed in stage two. This will assist you in managing your FODMAP sensitivities and may, in future, allow for the reintroduction of foods containing those FODMAPs by reducing your sensitivities to them.  

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Benefits of low-FODMAP diets.

Low-FODMAP diets offer relief to those who have been living with the symptoms of FODMAP sensitivities. Through the FODMAP diet you receive the tools and support required to reduce or eliminate your symptoms. You can find the freedom to eat the things you love, enjoying time spent with food again. Book a time to talk to our Dietitians today and see how a low-FODMAP diet can transform your life.

Book your appointment at one of our clinics below.

Brisbane CBD Clinic

Level 9, 100 Edward St,
Brisbane City QLD 4000

Bardon Clinic

57 Simpsons Rd,
Bardon QLD 4065

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