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.
Super awesome, I have one small request though, that the filters have more options. Now that I’ve finished reintroduction tests I turned on the filters option. But for each category there’s only 3 options, the extremes and in the middle. What if one does affect me, but not terribly much, but not bad enough to be in the middle either? There isn’t an option for that.
This app helped me greatly find food offenders. It did not help me heal. I didn’t start healing until I eliminated sweeteners, vegetables and fruit completely. Rice flares my arthritis and sweeteners flare my back pain. Gluten gives me leaky gut. I season my food with herbs. From most to least, I consume beef, eggs, butter, pork, cheese, tuna, mayo, and fresh sourdough bread. I’m on cloud 9 and I have never felt so well. You could say my diet is a hybrid of low fiber and carnivore. I look forward to trying liver for the first time just for the benefits that I have read. Anyway, this app helped me get where I am today. I recommend it.
Fantastic guide to follow as far as which foods are safe and which are not, however the recipe section should have recipes configured for just one person. Most of us are battling IBS/SIBO symptoms alone and having a recipe that makes 4-6 servings is difficult to navigate and convert into just one serving size. Other than that, just add more recipes because there aren’t a ton to choose from! Thanks for all the hard work done already though, parts of this app are so impressive and helpful!
Monash University is the leading voice in the science of the FODMAP diet, which is not a fad diet, but a medical diet specifically designed for individuals with Celiac, Crohn's, or IBS. If you are looking for a dietary solution or supplementation to your current treatment plan for one of these conditions then this diet could be very helpful for you. And Monash University are they people who can help. They are constantly updating their app with newly tested food items from around the world. The dietary information is easy to access and easy to understand. I even bought this app for my mom, who helps prepare some of the FODMAP meals, and she able to look things up on her own (even though technology is not her forte). I have learned so much about food and food groups from this app. What was making me sick, how to eliminate and then reintroduce and create balance. I’ve also been able to help other family members based on the knowledge of this app.
This is a great app that is a helpful guide for those with GI issues. One thing I would suggest is a note section in symptoms journal. This will allow for other, more specific record of symptoms.
My doctor told me to start a fodmap diet, gave me a handout and said if I felt better after 4-6 weeks to continue it for life. I scoured the internet for information, downloaded many apps, and found lots of it to be conflicting and incomplete. My only regret is not buying this app sooner, it’s the only one I kept. I love the serving information, stoplight design for the different fodmaps, and most of all the developers at Monash are incredibly responsive! As I’m in the challenging phase it has helped me stay organized and on track. I am feeling better than I have in a long time! A few suggestions to improve it: 1. Offer more food options for reintroductions, as well as the associated amounts. 2. A comprehensive list/chart of all of the categories and foods under each would be so helpful.
I have struggled to find the foods that my gastroenterologist said I should eat in low FODMAPs. I had no idea what they were and which foods had which types of the triggers that caused my discomfort and motive flow. I give this app the highest recommendation of any app I have ever used. The developer has put TONS of work into categorizing all of the information into a simple and easy to use app and there has been numerous updates to the amount of listings in the food guide. Awesome work and Thank you so much Monash University!!
I rely on this app for assistance with my choices of food. It has been invaluable for assisting me in getting a handle on the complicated disease known as S.I.B.O. With the help of this app and my dietician/nutritionist I have been almost entirely symptom free for about ten months without any additional antibiotics or other medicines.
I am embarrassed to use the diary feature in public because it shows pictures of types of bowel movements. It would be great to have an option to hide the pictures. It would also be nice to be able to filter food to show ONLY the food you can eat and hide everything else. Like, show ONLY green traffic light foods.
Despite many dietary changes over the last 4 years, low FODMAP seemed complicated and daunting. This APP has provided invaluable help with food choices, and the Diary is customized very well for healing the gut and irritable bowel. I am also following Monash FODMAP in Twitter- amazing how informative the blog is! Thank you!