Re: Brown Rice, Soluble or Insoluble
05/16/12 02:52 PM
If you look at the bottom of each of my posting you will see a signature with a bit of information about me and the title of three articles about IBS and diet. If you click on the title you will be presented with the article as found on the web.
The FODMAP approach has it roots in Australian clinical research on the role of diet to manage functional bowel disorders like IBS. The investigators found that individuals like us avoid certain foods even though many GI doctors tell us that food doesn't make a difference to IBS symptoms. They found that the problem foods are rapidly fermented by colonic bacteria producing gas and other things that can trigger IBS symptoms. These foods also fall into 5 general categories collectively called FODMAPs which is an abbreviation of a complicated scientific name of the food groups.
Since the announcing their findings from large clinical trials and other trials such as a recent one in the UK found similar results i.e. 70-80% reduction in GI symptoms.
Unfortunately, most authors who are translating the research findings into information for public consumption ignored the warnings of the Austrilian investigators. They say the FODMAP approach works best if common stimulants like caffeine, alcohol, high fat and high insoluble fiber foods are reduced or eliminated and soluble fiber foods increased. Heather's diet does an excellent job of dealing with these fundamentals.
Anyway - ask lots of questions. There are many knowledgeable individuals on the board
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