I know first-hand the effects that gut diseases have on you. Painful gas and bloating leave you confused about what to eat, and it can be very isolating. I found relief following the Low FODMAP diet and so can you.
If you have been diagnosed with IBS, the Low FODMAP diet is the best treatment. Learning to follow the diet and discovering your triggers is complicated, and requires frequent follow up, tweaking, and monitoring.
Phase one restricts foods that are known to cause GI distress and patients are reporting miraculous results. Some feel better within days, though it can take weeks.
Once you feel better, we move to phase two. We will carefully work together to gradually re-introduce foods one at a time, in a systematic way, so we can figure out your individual tolerances.
Once we develop your individualized list of tolerated foods, you will feel great, have more energy, and enjoy more freedom as you live free of uncomfortable digestive symptoms.
Many patients with Crohn’s Disease and Colitis find symptom relief by following The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Some are able to reduce the number of medications they are taking or even go into remission with dietary treatment alone.
Phase one is intended to heal the gut. It is extremely limited, but you only have to follow it for 5 days.
After this initial phase we work very carefully to add prescribed foods back in and monitor your tolerance. It takes time and can be very frustrating, but sticking with it often pays off.
The traditional SCD diet is very strict and hard to follow in the long term. I have had success with a modified SCD diet that allows for a wider variety of food and in this final phase we slowly add these foods.