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  • FODMAP CPE Events — IBS—Free at Last!
    Augusta ME Wednesday April 8 2015 11 15am 2 45pm 11 15 14 45 136 State St Augusta ME 04330 United States 75 minute breakout session on probiotics and digestive health at Maine Nutrition Council Annual Conference presented by Patsy Catsos MS RDN LD Jan 15 12 30 pm 12 30 Catsos seminar FODMAPs and IBS Beyond the Basics Coral Gables FL Thursday January 15 2015 12 30pm 4 30pm 12 30 16 30 Right Space 2 Meet Presented by Patsy Catsos MS RD LD Thursday January 15 2015 Right Space 2 Meet 100 Miracle Mile Suite 200 Coral Gables FL If paying by check click here for downloadable registration form You have not selected an item to display A FODMAP elimination diet is an evidence based learning diet to help people with irritable bowel syndrome IBS effectively manage debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms To get the best outcomes with this approach patients need more than a list of high and low FODMAP foods they need detailed customized effective nutrition care planning from a knowledgeable dietitian nutritionist The low FODMAP diet has many nuances which can be confusing and overwhelming for the IBS patient and healthcare provider alike Bring your IBS practice to the next level by developing your expertise in this cutting edge and innovative nutrition therapy The foundation of the FODMAP approach will be established with an abbreviated review of the literature emphasis will be on studies published in the past year We will then cover a number of special topics that will expand your understanding of how to identify high and low FODMAP foods in the absence of a complete FODMAP nutrient database The remainder of the course will be devoted to clinical decision making during the delivery of the FODMAP diet case studies and application of the diet while avoiding common pitfalls Delving into the nuances of the diet health care professionals will gain the following insights Not all probiotics are alike learn which probiotics are most appropriate for your IBS patients and which should be avoided due to added FODMAP ingredients Fiber supplements run the gamut from non fermentable to highly fermentable Help your IBS client choose the best fiber supplement as indicated for their health goals and GI symptom management Without a biomarker Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity is a diagnosis of exclusion Are your patients unnecessarily eliminating gluten Detecting hidden FODMAPs in manufactured food ingredient list can be a daunting challenge Help your patients understand the dos and don ts Understand the spectrum of fermentable fibers including non FODMAP fibers such gums pectin and starches Hint Non FODMAP fibers can cause gas too All those what ifs What if my patient hasn t been diagnosed with IBS What if my patient has SIBO Crohn s or ulcerative colitis What if my patient has hasn t had breath testing What if my patient isn t a good candidate for the diet What if my patient has SIBO What if my patient has only partial improvement or no

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  • Goods and Services — IBS—Free at Last!
    in Print Meet the Authors Search IBS Free at Last Home IBS What is IBS IBS diagnosis Treatment for IBS FODMAPs What is a FODMAP Elimination Diet High and low FODMAP foods What about Gluten Is it for me FODMAPs and other conditions Learn more about FODMAPs Blog Dietitians Find a FODMAP dietitian FODMAP CPE Events Goods and Services About Patsy Catsos Media GI Nutrition Inc Contact Patsy Catsos Disclaimer

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  • Disclaimer and Disclosures — IBS—Free at Last!
    En español Books Books in Print Meet the Authors Search About Patsy Catsos Media GI Nutrition Inc Contact Patsy Catsos Disclaimer and Disclosures Disclaimer The information provided on this website is educational in nature and intended for the general public It is not medical advice Seek medical advice regarding your health from your own health care providers Disclosures Except as noted below Patsy has no financial relationships or brand affiliations to disclose Patsy very rarely consults to industry and selects only clients that match her personal and professional views with product claims that are evidence based Posts and recipes that are created or used on behalf of clients will be clearly identified and or marked as such with the hashtags spon sponsored or client If Patsy mentions a food or beverage product that she has received as a casual free sample for example at a food show she will indicate that in social media posts with the tag sample Patsy is the owner of GI Nutrition Inc a nutrition consulting company She provides one on one medical nutrition services to clients at Nutrition Works LLC in Portland Maine She sells books tool kits and posters about IBS and FODMAPs She

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  • IBS diagnosis — IBS—Free at Last!
    In English En español Books Books in Print Meet the Authors Search IBS diagnosis and treatment start with Your physician IBS What is IBS IBS diagnosis Treatment for IBS Typical IBS symptoms include abdominal discomfort or pain excess gas bloating and distention Bowel habits for people with IBS can be diarrhea predominant IBS D constipation predominant IBS C or mixed For many years irritable bowel syndrome IBS has been a diagnosis of exclusion Because there is no single reliable diagnostic test for IBS patients with gastrointestinal symptoms would often have a whole series of tests and procedures to rule out other illnesses or conditions if no medical explanation for the symptoms was found the patient would be sent home with a diagnosis of IBS This is still common practice in the clinical setting and it makes sense to a point Naturally your doctor wants to make sure he or she does not miss another treatable diagnosis particularly if alarm symptoms are present So called alarm symptoms suggest a more thorough workup is needed before a diagnosis of IBS can be assigned Fever passing blood anemia or other abnormal labs lack of appetite unintentional weight loss malnutrition symptoms waking you from sleep family history of colon cancer celiac disease Crohn s disease or ulcerative colitis onset after age 50 palpable mass sudden onset of persistent diarrhea Discuss these with your health care provider if present In the absence of alarm symptoms and depending on your age your doctor might be able to diagnose IBS based on your medical history and some basic blood work without ordering further tests This is a growing trend based on the latest practice guidelines for physicians At a minimum it is good medical practice to screen patients with gastrointestinal symptoms for celiac disease a relatively common

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  • What is a FODMAP-Elimination Diet? — IBS—Free at Last!
    Jane Muir and Jacqueline Barrett found that a low FODMAP diet helped 75 85 of their IBS patients experience significant sustainable relief of their IBS symptoms A low FODMAP diet avoids foods containing certain sugars and certain fibers capable of causing diarrhea constipation gas bloating and abdominal pain in people with IBS Examples of FODMAPs include Don t worry you don t have to be a biochemist to try a low FODMAP diet I ve studied the science so you don t have to The term FODMAP was coined by Susan Shepherd and Peter Gibson of Monash University Australia Lactose also known as milk sugar found in milk yogurt and ice cream Fructose also known as fruit sugar found in fruit high fructose corn syrup honey and agave syrup Sorbitol mannitol and other ol sweeteners also known as sugar alcohols found in certain fruits and vegetables as well as some types of sugar free gums and candies Fructans a type of fiber found in wheat onions garlic and chicory root GOS a type of fiber found in beans hummus and soy milk These five types of FODMAPs have several things in common They can be poorly absorbed during the digestive process They are rapidly fermented by the bacteria that live in your gut They are capable of pulling fluid into the gut in a process called osmosis The increased fluid load along with the type and amount of gas produced cause distension and motility changes leading to bouts of IBS symptoms Symptoms are often delayed until hours after eating a high FODMAP meal or snack because it takes time for FODMAPs to make their way through the stomach and into the intestines where the effects occur By reducing the overall dietary load of these carbohydrates troublesome GI symptoms can be minimized or eliminated IBS Free at Last contains a detailed plan for a FODMAP elimination diet including menus label reading tips and more What is a FODMAP elimination diet An elimination diet is a learning diet with a strategy and a plan close monitoring of your symptoms will help you learn how the food you eat affects you A FODMAP elimination diet may be recommended by your doctor or dietitian At the beginning and if you are a good candidate for the diet you might be advised to limit all of the FODMAPs in your diet Soon it will be time to reintroduce FODMAPs one type at a time You may find that only one or two FODMAPs are responsible for most of your symptoms In the end most people find they can still have their favorite high FODMAP foods in moderation For example if you discover high FODMAP fruits are a problem area but apples are your favorite food your new knowledge can help you to decide how to handle it choose smaller apples eat just a few slices eat them less often or go for the gusto and endure the resulting belly ache The ultimate goal is for

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  • Learn more about FODMAPs — IBS—Free at Last!
    FODMAPs What is a FODMAP Elimination Diet High and low FODMAP foods What about Gluten Is it for me FODMAPs and other conditions Learn more about FODMAPs This book has made a huge difference in my life Finally I can eat without misery I refer to the book so often that I ended up with two copies so I can have it nearby in more than one room Amazon reader review of IBS Free at Last July 5 2013 After almost 45 hours of travel Patsy finally arrived at Monash University in Australia where she attended a FODMAP seminar met the Monash researchers and delivered 80 loaves of U S bread to the FODMAP laboratory Why go it alone Get some help from a registered dietitian nutritionist There are many ways to learn more about FODMAPs depending on your purpose your budget and your time frame You can certainly learn more about FODMAPs the way Patsy has by reading hundreds of scientific papers a year and by traveling around the world to learn directly from scientists at Monash University in Australia 2013 the International Celiac Disease Symposium 2013 Chicago the SIBO Symposium 2014 Portland OR Or you can begin with some of the books teaching tools and workshops that she has developed IBS Free at Last Second Edition 2012 is a paperback or Kindle book available in English or Spanish It helps non scientists understand how a FODMAP elimination diet works it outlines a strategy and an easily implemented plan It also contains a chapter for those with more scientific training and many health care professionals have been introduced to the FODMAP approach by reading this book The Flavor without FODMAPs Cookbook 2014 contains 122 recipes suitable for the elimination phase of the FODMAP diet along with a 2014 update

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  • High and low FODMAP foods — IBS—Free at Last!
    amazing Foods that I thought were upsetting me were actually fine and other foods that I thought were okay were not Also I was relieved to discover that I was not as sensitive to as many foods as I had thought In fact after doing the elimination diet I was able to eat MORE things Amazon reader review of IBS Free at Last January 12 2014 You ll probably need some help getting started The FODMAP composition of our food supply is a slowly evolving collection of facts Most of the information used to create food lists in IBS Free at Last Second Edition and the Flavor without FODMAPs Cookbook was found in peer reviewed scientific literature published since 2007 Researchers at Monash University have authored several papers with FODMAP facts about Australian whole and processed foods Which foods are high FODMAP and which ones are low FODMAP That is a much more flexible matter and requires interpretation of the facts depending on the purpose and the professional opinion of the health care provider or writer The table below is not designed with any particular cut offs for high v low FODMAPs in mind but suggests relatively lower FODMAP options for some common higher FODMAP favorites As you will note many high FODMAP foods would typically be considered healthy choices For those who can tolerate them high FODMAP fruits vegetables milk products legumes and whole grains may be wonderful foods But people with IBS often have to limit their portions of these foods or suffer the consequences Luckily there are many nutritious low FODMAP foods to choose from The information in this chart is up to date as of August 2015 and supercedes information in my books or material published before that date Email Address Select Do we have your

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  • FODMAPs and other conditions — IBS—Free at Last!
    that a low FODMAP diet is capable of inducing or maintaining remission in patients with Crohn s disease or ulcerative colitis Still a low FODMAP diet might still be able to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life People with IBD can also have IBS When patients with Crohn s or ulcerative colitis in remission are still symptomatic IBS and FODMAPs could be to blame During an flare up of IBD it stands to reason that one should limit foods that might cause osmotic diarrhea on top of the IBD symptoms For example it doesn t make sense to replace fluids during bouts of diarrhea with high FODMAP beverages such as fruit juice or regular milk Patients with IBD will want to approach reintroduction of FODMAPs with more caution than other people Celiac disease CD People with celiac disease are far more likely to have IBS than other people If you have celiac disease eat a gluten free diet and still experience excess gas abdominal pain bloating diarrhea or constipation FODMAPs could be to blame First though talk with your doctor to make sure your gluten antibody levels reflect a 100 gluten free diet and ask an expert in gluten free eating to review your diet for hidden sources of gluten Then consider a trial FODMAP elimination diet to see if your symptoms improve Be especially watchful of FODMAP ingredients added to boost the fiber content of gluten free breads and baked goods Non celiac gluten sensitivity NCGS A person with NCGS has observed that he or she has a bad reaction to gluten even though celiac disease has been ruled out There is no biomarker specific test for NCGS This condition reportedly accounts for over half of the patients seen in celiac specialty clinics There is some debate about whether the NCGS gastrointestinal symptoms attributed to gluten might really be due to the FODMAPs present in gluten grains What about Gluten Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth SIBO Healthy people have very few bacteria living in their small intestines If an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine develops which can happen for a variety of reasons IBS like symptoms can occur Research is ongoing to determine the best ways to diagnose and treat SIBO and to find out how many people previously diagnosed with IBS actually have SIBO Firm practice guidelines don t exist yet but antibiotic treatment shows the most promise It seems likely that a diet low in rapidly fermentable carbohydrates such as a low FODMAP diet would discourage relapse of SIBO after antibiotic treatment However there have been no scientific experiments yet to prove whether this or any other diet is best for people with SIBO Gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD GERD is a very common condition a great many people with IBS also have GERD FODMAPs exert their direct effect in the lower part of the gastrointestinal tract and FODMAP studies have not looked at GERD symptoms such as heartburn directly Still many people do report

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