The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet
Gastrointestinal complaints are one of the most common reasons people visit their physicians. Many people, who don’t respond completely to a low-gluten diet, may find the problem is short-chain undigested carbohydrates that are used as fast food by gut microbes. This is an excellent book from the Australian dietitian and fellow researcher who created the low-FODMAP diet. The book covers the physiology of GI issues, determining triggers, and teaches how to implement the low-FODMAP diet with menus and 180 pages of recipes.
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 6.1.2, 6.1.9, 8.1.2, 10.2.4
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon completion of this course, users will be able to:
1. Better assess patients’ present eating habits to determine if FODMAPs might be a trigger for gastrointestinal distress.
2. Counsel patients on how to follow the elimination portion of this diet and then conduct a successful challenge to determine the correct which FODMAPs to avoid.
3. Educate patients about living on the low-FODMAP diet by knowing how to read labels, identify common ingredients with hiding FODMAPs, eat in restaurants, and also preparing healthy, satisfying meals at home.
Why we chose this book
Because the authors conduct the leading edge of research on the low-FODMAP diet and diet interventions for other gastrointestinal conditions, we felt we needed to carry their book on this topic. The book also has practical information and recipes to help readers use the elimination diet and then eat a healthy diet based upon the low-FODMAP guidelines.
About the author
Sue Shepard, PhD, is a dietitian in Melbourne, Australia, senior lecturer at La Trobe University and research scientist. She is recognized internationally as an expert on the low-FODMAP diet and gastrointestinal conditions.
Peter Gibson, MD, is a Professor of Gastroenterology at Monash University and the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. He is a world-renowned gastroenterologist and researcher in the low-FODMAP diet, IBS, and IBD.