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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel - FODMAP

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an intestinal disorder that usually causes bloating, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, cramping and/or abdominal pain. This problem can be addressed through a specific diet called FODMAP and developed since 2005 by Sue Shepard, an Australian nutritionist and dietitian. This food technique is specifically recommended to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and has been proven with helping more than 75% of the cases treated.

Its focus is to limit the food containing "fermentable" carbohydrates, that is to say the carbohydrates fermented by the bacteria of the colon. These foods include but are not limited to : apple, mango, artichoke, cabbage, asparagus, fruit juice or milk, to name a few.

To do this, you must follow the following three steps with the help of a nutritionist:

  • Temporary eliminate of ''fermentable'' carbohydrates in foods eaten 
  • Phase of gradual reintroduction of foods to identify the symptomatic foods 
  • Long-term maintenance phase with follow-ups   

Why choose our nutritionists?

Benefit from our Eat-Well Program in the process of reducing irritable bowel symptoms. Your dietitian will analyze your complete diet to suggest the best foods that will reduce your symptoms overall health and ensure you maintain your eating pleasure. We will also provide guidance for your grocery store choices as well as your daily recipes to make it easier for you to change. This diet should not be attempted without the help of a specialist.

The FODMAP method can be explained in more detail by our nutritionists.

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