Monday, 11 September 2017

Setting the filters on the Monash Low FODMAP App

By Dr Jane Varney and Erin Dwyer (Research Dietitians)
We have recently received feedback that our filter options in the App can be a bit confusing. The Monash FODMAP team really appreciate feedback and are always working towards making the App as user friendly as possible. The filters in the App have recently been modified to hopefully make the filters clearer.  
So, why should you use filters?
The filters enable you to modify the food guide section to suit your individual sensitivities. The filters are most useful after you have completed the re-challenge phase of the low FODMAP diet and identified the FODMAP subgroups that trigger your symptoms.

Monday, 4 September 2017

The Monash University ‘Recipe’ Certification Program

Dr Marina Iacovou and Erin Dwyer (Research Dietitians)


What’s new for the Monash University Low FODMAP Certification Program? If you haven’t seen our latest social media posts yet, the Monash team are excited to introduce the Monash University Low FODMAP ‘Recipe’ Certification Program!

Monday, 28 August 2017

New research: Enzyme therapy can help reduce symptoms in IBS patients sensitive to galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) present in legumes, soy milk and nuts

By Dr Caroline Tuck and Dr Jane Varney

Our team at Monash University are excited to be able to share with you results from one of our latest studies, recently published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. The results are especially important for vegetarians and vegans following a low FODMAP diet.

The study measured whether an oral enzyme supplement 'alpha-galactosidase' could help people with IBS to better tolerate galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) containing foods.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Winter Warming Fun - Asian Hot Pot!

By Perri Yiu (Dietitian)

Hot pot is a wonderful way to socialise and enjoy a wide variety of food with friends and family (the more people, the more variety of food you can have!).  Hot pot involves setting the table with a variety of raw ingredients and a consistently simmering pot of stock to cook the food in. Once the table is set, everyone can pick what they like and start cooking.



Monday, 21 August 2017

Does caffeine affect IBS symptoms?

By Dr Jane Varney (Research Dietitian)


Caffeine (usually in the form of coffee) is commonly implicated as a trigger of IBS symptoms. But does caffeine really play a role in triggering IBS symptoms and should you adjust your intake?