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FODMAP Life Blog

FODMAP Diet

I Survived the Weekend on the FODMAP diet!

Well that’s not entirely true!  This is an honest blog after all! I did have some beer.  I was invited to the Tour de…

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IBS

The Bad Guys: Sorbitol, Malitol

Sometimes I just need a mint to hold me over when I am working or for obvious reasons, to have fresh breath. Unfortunately for…

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IBS

Causes of IBS

How IBS can start There are many ways to which symptoms from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can start. ¬†For me it has been a…

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FODMAP Life

What Does FODMAP Stand For?

FODMAPs are: Short chain carbohydrates (oligosaccharides) Disaccharides Monosaccharides Related alcohols All are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. They include short chain (oligo) saccharide polymers of fructose (fructans) and galactose (galactans), disaccharides (lactose), monosaccharides…

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FODMAP Life

Understanding FODMAP

The term FODMAP is an acronym, deriving from “Fermentable, Oligo-, Di , Mono-saccharides And Polyols“.  It comes with a list of vegetables that are to be AVOIDED which puts a damper…

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FODMAP Life

Giving FODMAP a Try!

I am going to give FODMAP  a try.  I have been living in digestive hell now for too long and I have also cut…

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