Resources for the Low-FODMAP Diet

1) Dr. Sue Shepherd, a specialized dietitian, developed the Low-FODMAP diet in 1999 while she was engaged in groundbreaking gastrointestinal research. Here is her FODMAP page.

2) If you’re wondering which foods/ingredients are high in FODMAP carbohydrates (worth avoiding), and which are considered FODMAP-friendly, here’s a printable list that’s suitable for posting on your refrigerator. It’s been on mine since January 2012. I also keep a copy in my car to carry into the grocery store. Obviously, I don’t yet have the new iPhone app.

3) Here’s that iPhone app for FODMAPs! If you have an iPhone, you’re halfway there. This will be a fantastic tool.

4) WebMD, a highly respected medical information site, suggests that IBS sufferers give the low-FODMAP diet a two-week trial. That’s a solid endorsement.

5) Natalie Nott’s blog, cookbook, and information page has Aussie ambience—and that’s only natural, since Natalie has “met with and learned from” some of the pioneering FODMAP diet researches at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Her recipes look scrumptious.

6) Another FODMAP-knowledgeable dietitian is Kate Scarlatti. On her excellent blog, she offers a Low FODMAP cookbook (approved by Monash University!) as a $10 download via PayPal. Out of that $10, a dollar goes right back to Monash University for FODMAP research. I just downloaded my copy. The recipes are a little more gourmet than my CCF collection. You might love this!

7) FODMAP-Free Living includes links, recipes, and an enjoyable blog that’s also based Down Under, in that great land where FODMAPS were named. They’re on Facebook, too.

8) This nutritional analysis site could help you decide what foods are high in the sugars you need to avoid—or any other nutrient you’d like to monitor.

9) And here’s a bonus, if you know someone who simply cooks gluten-free. Karina’s magnificent “Gluten-Free Goddess” site is full of first-rate recipes and lyrical narratives. Warning to FODMAPers: Her emphasis is avoiding gluten, not FODMAPs. Still, there are some delicious wheat-free starting points for our experimentation.