The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet 2021A Revolutionary Plan for Managing IBS and Other Digestive Disorders
Gastrointestinal complaints are one of the most common reasons people visit their physicians. Many people, who do not 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 1 & 2
Suggested Performance Indicators: 2.2.4, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 6.1.2, 6.1.9, 6.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.3, 8.3.1, 8.3.7, 10.1.1, 10.2.4, 10.2.11, 10.4.2, 10.4.4
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Define FODMAP and describe the physiology of the health issues caused by FODMAPs in affected individuals.
2. List four symptoms of IBS sufferers and explain how IBS is diagnosed.
3. Describe two ways the FODMAP diet improves the quality of life of a person with IBS.
4. Identify eight common FODMAP foods.
5. Describe the low-FODMAP elimination diet and how reintroduction of FODMAPs should occur.
6. Identify one remedy for what to do if a patient experiences a reaction when a food is reintroduced.
7. Discuss how alcohol can be consumed on the low-FODMAP diet.
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.