Welcome and thanks for stopping by.
I’m Natalie Nott and Low FODMAP.com is where I hope to offer some inspiration to other cooks following a low FODMAP diet in an effort to control symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
So, “What are FODMAPs?”, I hear you ask. Simply put, FODMAPs are a group of sugars found in a wide variety of foods. These include fructose, lactose, sorbitol, mannitol, fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). When these sugars are poorly absorbed symptoms of IBS can occur. These symptoms are commonly diarrhea, constipation, bloating, flatulence, nausea and abdominal pain.
I’d like to say from the get-go that I am not a doctor nor a dietitian. If you are experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms, please seek advice from a professional.
About 4 years ago, after many years of struggling with IBS, I was diagnosed with fructose and lactose malabsorption. This began my journey into the world of recipe writing, culminating in The low FODMAP cookbook and Low FODMAP.com.
I do hope you enjoy your visit here and don’t forget to leave me a comment – I’d love to hear from you.