Researchers at Monash University have developed the low FODMAP diet and a corresponding app to assist in the management of gastrointestinal symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The Monash University FODMAP diet works by swapping foods high in fermentable carbohydrates (FODMAPs), with low FODMAP alternatives. Around 75% of people with IBS experience symptom relief on a low FODMAP diet. The app comes directly from the research team at Monash and includes the following: - General information about the FODMAP diet and IBS. - Easy to understand tutorials to guide you through the app and the 3-Step FODMAP diet. - A Food Guide detailing the FODMAP content for hundreds of foods using a simple 'traffic light system'. - A list of branded products that have been certified by Monash as low FODMAP. - A collection of over 70 nutritious, low FODMAP recipes. - Functions that allow you to create your own shopping list and add notes to individual foods - A Diary that enables you to record food eaten, IBS symptoms, bowel habits and stress levels. The Diary will also guide you through step 2 of the diet - FODMAP reintroduction. - The ability to adjust units of measurement (metric or imperial) and activate colour blindness assistance.
I bought this app and find it helpful from the standpoint of what foods and how much eaten of certain foods result in increased consumption of high FODMAPs. However very disappointed that it doesn’t contain information on ANY food additives or foods, many food that are commonly eaten by other cultures, like sequa squash and long squash, or foods that are less common, like goat milk. It’s an expensive app, as apps go, and if I had known it was so incomplete, I would have just looked up the 80% of what I was looking for online.
An absolute necessity if you have IBS and are doing an elimination diet. It’s changed my life by dramatically helping me to improve my symptoms in just the first couple weeks.
This has helped me to see which FODMAPS are having the most impact. Improvements I’d recommend: - linking the food list to the meal diary, so I can track portion sizes and associated FODMAPS. - tie that meal diary to a chart that could map out what you eat to your symptoms day over day. - stool chart should have an option for none, since that’s a classic symptom of SIBO.
I used to love Monash App as a newly diagnosed IBS patient. Then I realized recipes never really get updated. I have this app for over a year and the recipes are still the same. Yes, it lists a lot of different types of food and how much is too much for FODMAP. But I would also like to see updated recipes so I can cook them with the correct portion as well. Because as we know, too much of something could trigger the symptoms as well.
I have free apps that give me more information on all the foods I come across and their FODMAP levels. Free sites have more and better recipes. The diary isn’t what I hoped it would be. I really wish it would be where the foods I put in were looked up and labeled with the traffic light colors. I will not be using this and stick to the app that allows me to look up individual products and tells me how they are with FODMAPS.
I’ve had IBS for as long as I can remember, and it wasn’t until 2019 that I knew there was evidence-based guidance that could help me feel better. Enter this app. I use it almost daily, and it has helped me to feel better, know my limits, and honestly - improve my quality of life tenfold. Best money I’ve ever spent.
I’m in the US and when I first got the ap I was frustrated. I felt it wouldn’t really help me. But my stomach problems persisted until i wondered if there was anything I could eat. Since i have been diagnosed with IBS I decided to try using the app. I immediately felt better after eliminating high FODMAP foods. I was drinking two cups of black tea a day. Switching to green tea cleared up a lot of my symptoms. My nose even stopped running. Using the food lists I have been able to start carefully adding Low FODMAP foods I previously thought I couldn’t eat and I used the app to find a certified dietician in my area. This is allowing me to have hope and variety in my diet.
The best database of information, great features... but they need to make it so the journal entries and all our info gets synced across all devices. Typically this is done either by storing it on their server (necessitating creating an account) or storing it on our iCloud Drive. We users have phones and tablets and use both, actively. Plus computers: Be nice to have access from a web app, also. Other reviewers have made good suggestions, like the one about adding one’s own recipes. It’s been seven months since the last update. Can we at least have a quarterly cadence?
I cannot believe this costs $8 for the utter lack of features. There’s no search function. To find a food you must find it by category and then scroll down until it appears (or doesn’t). You can’t filter out common allergens like gluten. The “food diary” section is just a text field, it doesn’t allow you to add foods from a database (which would link to their stats and allow you to see what they contain). Extremely disappointed my doctor made me download this and I will be trying to get a refund.
I should’ve listened to the reviews I read prior to purchasing this app, but I was hopeful. Disappointed is what I am now. This app is confusing to use, not helpful at all, and overall lacking some of the things that could make it more functional (like having the ability to scan foods, selecting the country you live in, etc) instead of having all of the other countries in there. Take my advice, don’t waste your time and money. Keep looking.