Going To Start A Low/no Fodmap Diet
Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:40 PM
Hi all. I'm about to start a low/no FODMAP diet tomorrow. (I wanted to eat up the Brussels sprouts and zucchini I had just bought first.) I am thinking of doing ZERO high fodmaps for a couple weeks, then adding each family in one at a time. Is that reasonable? I don't have the books and my library does not have them either, but I do have a list of foods that should be limited and those that are allowed.
I already don't do gluten (obviously), soy, sugar, garlic (bloats me), dried fruit (stinks me right up), dairy...and I eat very little grains. Rice makes my teeth hurt (demineralization?). Corn actually works okay for me as a grain, so I might go with that if potatoes start to make me crazy.
Symptoms are not severe, just bloating and gas. Those were always my main problems, along with C, and the bloat has only ever gone away on the body ecology diet (which is very hard to maintain) ... so I think the low sugars might be key.
Anyway, any advice would be welcomed.
Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:14 PM
Please check Sue's info re to dairy. Lactose free is re to FODMAP and this means that you can eat hard cheese, butter and cream and also may be able to tolerate small amounts of milk. A lot of people get this wrong and being able to eat cheese etc is an important thing. Dairy free may not be necessary unless you have a casein intolerance ( which is not FODMAP)
And take note of how small amounts of the intolerance may be suitable. Sue actually advises NOT to totally eliminate all intolerances but to simply learn better ways to manage them. Fructose for eg ( an apple) may be OK if combined with glucose as then the glucose molecule helps break down the fructose molecule in the gut. So apple pie may be OK ( with cream ! ) but an apple on its own may not be.
Everyone has different mileage. And in time there is some healing so the goal posts may move.
This is Sue Shepherd's page. http://shepherdworks...low-fodmap-diet
Diagnosed May 2006 - Hashimotos Thyroid after being diagnosed in 1977 and told it didn't matter.
Diagnosed June 2006 with adrenal insufficiency.
Diagnosed June 2006 as Gluten Intolerant after I failed the Challenge Diet. Negative blood test.No biopsy.
Diagnosed June 2006 as B12 low. Needed weekly injections for a year.Still have them every 2 weeks.
Trialled Dairy Free Diet and reacted positively to that challenge in January 07.
News Flash! Coeliac Genetic Testing done April 08 . DQ2 Positive !
Diagnosed July 2010 FODMAP. Limits on Fructose, lactose, polyols, fructans. NO ONION! But I can have hard cheese, butter and cream again!!!
Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:43 AM
I'll check out that website. Thanks.
Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:05 PM
On the anemia note, ate some steak today - first time in two years. At first it felt like a rock in my stomach, but I feel okay now. I need to find my digestive enzymes ... they're around here somewhere.
I'll post if anything interesting happens.
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