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Food Intolerance Management Plan

This book written by Dr Sue Shepherd and Professor Peter Gibson is available from Digestive Health Services. 

The Food Intolerance Management Plan is a scientifically developed program and comprehensive recipe book for those suffering from common digestive illness.

Based on the revolutionary Low-FODMAP Diet, it shows people with food intolerances how to enjoy their food while remaining free of the symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome and related conditions, such as gluten, fructose, lactose and wheat intolerances.

Authors Dr Sue Shepherd and Dr Peter Gibson are world leaders in the area.  They explain the conditions that affect one in five Australians, and show readers how to:

  • recognise symptoms and seek appropriate medical advice
  • identify and avoid food likely to cause symptoms
  • shop and plan menus for the whole family
  • entertain, travel and eat out with peace of mind

With 80 delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes, including baked goods, desserts and spiced dishes, this is your one-stop guide to managing symptoms, feeling great and eating well.

Read more about the low FODMAP diet in The Listener

Jenny Bowden explores the low FODMAP diet, including interview with Associate Professor Richard Gearry



Low FODMAP diet prominent at international conference

A number of studies of the low FODMAP diet as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome have been presented at the 20th United European Gastroenterology Week in Amsterdam, held from 22-24 October, 2012. Gastroenterologists, Scientists and Dietitians from around the world have seen research presented from France, Switzerland and Spain concerning the role of hydrogen and methane breath testing and the implementation of a low FODMAP diet.

Additionally, we are thrilled that Mr Reinout de Roest, a medical student from the VU Medical Centre who spent six months at Digestive Health Services on a research elective, has presented a study of our experience with breath testing and implimenting a low FODMAP diet in almost 100 patients. This project has been awarded a prestigious "Poster of Distinction" Prize for confirming the efficacy of a low FODMAP diet, especially after breath testing for lactose and fructose malabsorption. The study will be published in an international medical journal soon.

Clarice Hebblethwaite, Registered Dietitian



Julie Leeper returns from leave

Julie Leeper has now returned from leave and is working on tuesdays. Clarice Hebblethwaite and Leigh O'Brien complete our team of hard working and knowledgeable dietitians. Find out more at Dietary Specialists website.