FODMAPs and intestinal absorption

fodmaps intestinal absorption
Some FODMAPs, such as fructose, are readily absorbed in the small intestine of humans via GLUT receptors. Absorption thus depends on the appropriate expression and delivery of these receptors in the intestine. Improper absorption of these FODMAPS in the small... Read more

History of Low-FODMAP Diet

History of Low-FODMAP Diet
The basis of many functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) is distension of the intestinal lumen. Such luminal distension may induce pain, a sensation of bloating, abdominal distension and motility disorders. Therapeutic approaches seek to reduce factors that lead to distension, particularly... Read more

Add custom food categories/tags to track trigger foods

Did you know you can use the Candor app to create your own food categories? There may be days or times when you do not want to enter a detailed entry on everything you have eaten. Also, entering categories consistently... Read more

FODMAPs role in non-celiac gluten sensitivity

fodmaps role in gluten sensitivity
FODMAPs that are present in gluten-containing grains have been identified as a possible cause of gastrointestinal symptoms in people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, in place of, or in addition to, gluten and other proteins in gluten-containing cereals, named amylasetrypsin inhibitors... Read more

Low-FODMAP: Key Considerations and Takeaways

Low-FODMAP: Key Takeaways and Considerations
What is a Low-FODMAP Diet? A low-FODMAP diet consists of the global restriction of all fermentable carbohydrates (FODMAPs), that is recommended only for a short time. A low-FODMAP diet is recommended for managing patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and... Read more

What are FODMAPs? How are they relevant to GI symptoms?

FODMAPs are a group of sugars and short chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. They include short chain oligo-saccharide polymers of fructose (fructans) and galactooligosaccharides (GOS, stachyose, raffinose), disaccharides (lactose), monosaccharides (fructose), and sugar alcohols (polyols),... Read more

8 Common FODMAP Beliefs and Insights

8 Common Fodmap Beliefs and Insights
8 Common FODMAP Beliefs and Insights “I’ve been experiencing diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain for several months now – I must have IBS and should try a low FODMAP diet.” It’s important to consult your physician for a correct diagnosis... Read more

What are the risks of low FODMAP diet?

risks of low fodmap diet
There are a number of risks of low FODMAP diet to watch for. Professional support through physicians and dietitians is recommended before embarking on the diet. It is best for patients to seek medical advice instead of self-adopting as there... Read more

Prebiotic Fibers vs Low-FODMAP Diet on IBS symptoms through changes in the Gut Microbiota

Prebiotic Fibers vs Low-FODMAP diet
The low FODMAP diet has been widely used for overall GI relief in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, decreasing intake of fermentable carbohydrates reduces available fuel for the gut microbiota, subsequently altering bacterial composition in the colon.​ Incorporating... Read more

Relevance of low FODMAP diet for IBS

low fodmap diet for ibs
Short answer – it depends, based on each individual’s reaction to various food combinations. Long answer – there is considerable interest in this low FODMAP diet for IBS as FODMAP intake, specifically fructose, has increased in Western diets over the... Read more