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Try the FODMAP diet if you are suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), with Dorothy Dietitian in Cairns. IBS is a condition which often presents as abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea and/or bloating and is usually triggered by specific foods.

Dorothy can assist you to identify the foods that may be exacerbating your IBS symptoms. Through some food detective work, she can also assist you to follow a process of elimination, to exclude triggering foods from your diet in a way that does not affect your nutritional needs.

The FODMAP (fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides and polyols) trial diet was developed initially at Monash University in 2005 and is now the subject of worldwide research. There is no one size fits all approach to the FODMAP trial diet as different people are individually affected by different types of FODMAPs.

The FODMAP trial diet can be quite restrictive so it does require a professional approach to ensure that you are still acquiring the nutrients you need for your ongoing health. As people with IBS may be in threat of malnourishment, it is particularly important to have a dietitian assess your diet to ensure that what you are eating is safe.

Dorothy can assist you to create tasty and enjoyable meals in line with your FODMAP diet, making sure your quality of life is not affected.

There are many fallacies around IBS, yet with Dorothy being an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, you will always receive evidence-based advice. Dorothy’s services are eligible for a Medicare rebate, so talk to your GP about a health plan and book an appointment at one of Dorothy Dietitian’s six locations; between Cairns and Port Douglas. You may be eligible for Private health rebates, depending on individual cover.

Dorothy Dietitian is highly qualified to share her expertise with Cairns families. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD): the only professionals accredited to provide medical nutrition therapy in Australia. As well Dorothy has an honours degree in Nutrition from the University of Surrey, UK, a Diploma in Environmental Sustainability, is a qualified chef, and an accredited Food Safety Auditor.