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Finally A Diet That Fixes My Symptoms 100%

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I'm really really excited about this.


It's been a year since I first came on this forum thinking that I had celiac disease.


Here's my original post:



And it's been 7 months since I came back on here complaining of my symtoms not going away completely:



But now they are gone!


I thought I really owed it to the people on this board to come back and say what actually ended up working for me considering how supportive everyone was here.


What ended up finally working was the FODMAP diet developed by Monash University to treat IBS. The FODMAP diet allows some soy and some lactose free dairy, but I've since tried the lactose free cheese and all my symptoms returned (and I'm talking about only eating 10 tiny grated bits of cheese and I was sick for 4 days).


So the diet that seems to remove all my symptoms is completely dairy free, completely soy free, and fodmap free.




Here's a quote from the Monash University website explaining fodmaps:

"FODMAPs are found in a wide variety of foods, not only in wheat products. They are sugars and short-chains of sugars that are poorly absorbed in the small bowel. They drag more water in to the bowel and are fermented by the abundant bacteria in the large bowel, generating odourless gases (hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane). The sum effect of these actions is to distend the bowel which, if the bowel’s nervous system is sensitively tuned (as in people with IBS), may cause bloating, pain and change in bowel habits. Hence, FODMAPs might trigger symptoms of IBS and reduction of their intake in the diet might then reduce those symptoms. There is now a wealth of studies that have confirmed that the Monash University low FODMAP diet does lead to marked improvement in gut symptoms in three out of four people taught the diet."




Foods high in fodmaps include things like: dairy, wheat, soy, some nuts, onions, garlic, apples, pears, mangos, and the list goes on for a fair while.


The foods that were still affecting me the most were onion and garlic after I've removed everything else. Even apples were making me sick, and now that I think back I remember all those times I got sick after eating apples while thinking it had to have been something else.


Anyway this stuff isn't all just made up. It's really well researched (not something you find with most IBS theories... :)


Here's a link to the Monash University Fodmap section: http://www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/fodmap/


And here is an amazing lecture they performed explaining all the research: http://www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/education/2013-public-lecture.html


If you are still getting digestive symptoms after trying whatever diet you have tried, I really recommend trying this diet. The diet has a 3 out of 4 success rate which is pretty amazing.


Still can't believe my symtoms are finally gone. Very very happy right now.


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