The Low-FODMAP Diet: A Proven Gut Therapy

Michael Ruscio

FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates that some people have difficulty digesting. Research shows that a low-FODMAP elimination diet can be an effective diet for treating gastrointestinal symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The low-FODMAP diet also has been shown to reduce pain associated with fibromyalgia and increase quality of life for patients with chronic digestive conditions.

… It’s important to note, however, that while the low-FODMAP diet can be a powerful therapy, it’s not intended to be a long-term solution. Rather, individuals can use the diet as a temporary tool to improve gut health and bacterial balance, after which point they can begin to reintroduce nutritious foods that were previously eliminated.

In this article, I’ll discuss the basics of the low-FODMAP diet, who can bene t from it and how to implement it simply and effectively. I’ll also provide guidance on what to do when transitioning o of the low-FODMAP diet and how to reintroduce healthy fermentable carbohydrates.

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