What is a FODMAP?

What is a FODMAP?

The term FODMAP is an acronym used to describe a group of rapidly fermentable and osmotically active short-chain carbohydrates. What does FODMAP stand for? F-ermentable (meaning they are quickly broken down (i.e fermented) by bacteria in the large...
Managing IBS Symptoms with Diet & Lifestyle Changes

Managing IBS Symptoms with Diet & Lifestyle Changes

As mentioned in Part 1 of this blog series, the cause of IBS is not fully understood. Additionally, symptoms often vary from person to person. Therefore, managing IBS symptoms is often a challenge for both the individual and the physician treating them. Thankfully,...
IBS Awareness Month: Part 1 – What is IBS?

IBS Awareness Month: Part 1 – What is IBS?

In 1997, IFFGD (International Foundation for GI disorders) designated April as IBS Awareness Month. During this time, the IFFGD works to focus attention on important health messages about IBS diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues. Irritable bowel syndrome...