Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 1 in 7 people

That’s right, 15% of people suffer from IBS worldwide. Thankfully, our studies have shown that a diet low in FODMAPs can help – and that IBS isn’t a life sentence. Pioneered by Monash University, the Low FODMAP Diet is an effective treatment based on science that can help alleviate your IBS symptoms.

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Of people with IBS experience relief from their symptoms with a Low FODMAP Diet. 

Think you might have IBS?

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1. Confirm your diagnosis

Speak with a registered dietitian or other health professional to confirm your IBS diagnosis. Do not self-diagnose – there will be other possibilities your doctor needs to rule out to ensure your best health.

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2. Start the Low FODMAP Diet

With your dietician’s guidance, follow the three-stages of the diet. Low FODMAP treatment isn’t about cutting out entire food groups forever – it’s about observing your reaction to foods, and eventually reintroducing them to your diet in a way that suits your body.

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3. Stay up to date with FODMAP news

You’re not alone with IBS. Join our community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and recipes. Download the Monash FODMAP App for an on-the-go way to make the right food choices for you – we’re here to support you on your IBS journey.

Learn more about IBS and FODMAPs

The team at Monash University developed the Low FODMAP Diet after vigorous research and testing. That means you can trust that our advice is credible. Explore our resources and educate yourself on the power of a low FODMAP diet.

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Start the Low FODMAP Diet

Knowing how to make the right food decisions while you’re on the Low FODMAP Diet can be difficult. That’s why we’ve created the Monash Low FODMAP App – an easy way for you to check the FODMAP levels of meals, ingredients, and products.

Learn more about the app

The Monash University Low FODMAP DietTM

Developed by the research team at Monash University, the Low FODMAP Diet is a short, prescribed method to control gastrointestinal symptoms associated with IBS.

Backed by extensive lab testing and research, the Low FODMAP Diet differs from most in that it's based on – and proven – by science.

It’s not a fad, and it’s not a lifelong diet. It’s just a way for sufferers of IBS to regain comfort and control.   

Stay up to date with the latest FODMAP news on our blog

The Monash University Low FODMAP Diet AppTM

Created by the research team at the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University, this smartphone app provides accurate information about foods that trigger IBS reactions – helping you manage your symptoms.

Download the app for:

  • A food guide detailing the FODMAP content of hundreds of foods
  • An ever-growing library of original and nutritious low FODMAP recipes
  • A digital food and symptom journal to monitor a strict FODMAP diet – including options to view detailed graphs to help you track your symptoms and recovery
Download the FODMAP app

What a low FODMAP diet looks like

Breakfast

  • Porridge with yoghurt, cinnamon and banana

Lunch

  • Moroccan chicken and roast vegetable salad

Dinner

  • Beef stir-fry

Latest FODMAP news

22 November 2017

Newly tested (and retested) foods: broccoli and broccolini

Due to many requests, our lab recently tested broccolini and re-tested broccoli, both as whole vegetables and in their separate components as stalks and heads alone.

22 November 2017

Broccoli Salad with Yoghurt Maple Dressing

A colourful and delicious salad, perfect for the festive season!

20 November 2017

Cranberry Sauce

The perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey!