Author(s): Lucy Whigham
"In a landmark study, Australian researchers asked patients with IBS to remove FODMAPs from their diet. They found 74 per cent reported that their symptoms, such as bloating, abdominal pain, gas, excessive burping, diarrhoea and constipation, had improved dramatically. The findings so impressed gastroenterologists at King's College London that they adapted the diet for the UK and many British patients are now on the Low FODMAPT diet. At first glance, the Low FODMAPT diet may appear daunting, as it involves cutting out all five families of fermentable carbohydrates: Fructans (wheat, rye, onions, garlic and various other grains and vegetables), Galacto oligosaccharides (beans and pulses), Polyols (certain fruit, sugar-free gum and mints), Fructose (various fruits, honey and agave nectar) and Lactose (animal milks, yogurts and some cheeses). However, this book gives practical guidance on how to follow the regime while ensuring a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, transforming the Low FODMAPT diet from a seeming mountain of restrictions to something you can follow easily and with pleasure while your digestive symptoms diminish (or even completely resolve). Whether you need quick and easy meals to prepare or you enjoy the art of cooking a dinner-party-worthy dish, this book will guide you step by step." -- Provided by publisher.
Lucy Whigham (nee Goddard) trained at the University of Nottingham, UK, where she achieved a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has worked at a leading NHS Trust for over 10 years and also works in private practice at a prestigious clinic in London's Harley Street alongside this. Lucy sees patients for a variety of conditions but specializes in nutritional gastroenterology and disorders of the gut. Lucy has a particular interest in irritable bowel disease, other functional gut disorders and inflammatory bowel disease, and was an early adopter of using the low-FODMAP diet to treat these conditions, being part of the first group of dietitians trained by King's College London in 2010. She has seen a great number of people, both in her NHS and private practices, benefit from using the low-FODMAP diet to gain control of their gastrointestinal symptoms. Lucy has developed group sessions for sufferers of IBS on how to manage their symptoms using the low-FODMAP diet, speaks about gut health at healthy-living events and blogs regularly on gut health-related topics. @thegutdietitian