Foods that trigger IBS are sometimes called FODMAP foods because of the sugars they contain. Dublin Vitality Centre food intolerance testing may help identify IBS FODMAP triggers
If you are finding it difficult to ascertain the irritants to your bowel using the Fodmaps method, we offer BioScan FDA approved Food Intolerance Testing at our Ballsbridge Clinic. This is one of its type in Ireland, takes 1 hour and offers instant results. Alternatively you may try to eliminate food groups one by one, as specified on this page. For more information on our food intolerance testing see www.foodintolerancetest.ie
The most recent nutritional studies have revealed that diet and nutrition can have a major influence on controlling the condition of IBS. Many doctors are now recommending the IBS diet known as FODMAPS.
Restrict the consumption of carbohydrates disaccharides, monosaccharides and related alcohols which are known to be poorly absorbed in the small intestine possibly resulting in symptoms of IBS ie gas, bloating, constipation and cramping. Eliminate all foods that contain the five forms of carbohydrates (lactose, fructose, fructans, sugar alcohols, and galactans) for a trial period of 1-2 weeks. If FODMAPS carbs are causing the symptoms, relief can occur in just a few days.Reintroduce one of the FODMAP carbs and observe symptoms. Additional FODMAP carbs are slowly added back, one at a time. At the end of the reintroduction phase, a final diet emerges with only those FODMAP carbs that are fairly well tolerated. The following foods are HIGH FODMAP Foods.
Please check with your GP before making any changes to your diet plan.