Cristy Dean RD MSc is a Registered Dietitian, Irritable Bowel Syndrome specialist and experienced acute dietitian and gastroenterology clinician. She can offer:
• Immediate support- no waiting times
• Clinical standards with a friendly atmosphere
What is a low FODMAP diet?
FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disacharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols, these are the scientific names for types of sugars found only in carbohydrate foods. These sugars ferment in the gut, which is a process where bacteria consume sugars and produce gas! In some people this is a trigger for a range of gut symptoms and can cause debilitating loss of quality of life. FODMAPs are commonly found in starchy foods such as wheat, bread and pasta, in fruits and vegetables (including apples, onions and pulses) and in some dairy products like milk and yoghurt.
Where did it come from?
Researchers at The Monash University in Austraila discovered that by removing FODMAP containing foods from their diet it could really help to improve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Fast-forward 16 years later and the diet is regularly used as an effective way of managing IBS, with UK studies showing improvement in symptoms for 70% of people who follow the diet. The FODMAP diet is not a long-term diet and only used as an elimination diet to identify trigger foods. It is highly recommended you have the support of a dietitian to ensure micronutrient deficiencies are avoided and any red flag symptoms are identified.
If you suffer from bloating, abdominal pain, distension, excessive wind it may be worth getting in touch with me. I am happy to answer any queries as to whether the diet is right for you.
Initial consultation: £60
Follow up consultations: £45
Low FODMAP diet –treatment and support for 3 months £250 (This includes on-going support via App, email or phone / Skype)
Intuitive eating and health at every size support for 1 month: £150
You can also find Cristy at www.fettleandbloomnutrition.com