Do you have gut issues or have you tested positive on breath testing?
More and more people are testing positive to fructose malabsorption and/or lactose malabsorption through breath testing. However, if you have received a positive fructose breath test, it is important to understand that this is not a diagnosis. At Love What You Eat, our dietitians can help you identify if fructose is indeed a trigger for your gut symptoms. We will guide you through the low FODMAP trial, followed by food challenges, to determine if fructose and/or other other FODMAPs are the trigger for your symptoms. Book here to organise your appointment for a full assessment.
Note: If you have received a negative test result, it is still important to seek help from an accredited dietitian, as it may be the other FODMAPs (fructans, galacto-oligosaccarides, lactose and/or sugar polyols) that are causing your symptoms.
A low FODMAP diet plan is not hard to follow and varies from person to person. You will be given low FODMAP meal ideas and recipes to help you complete the trial and challenge period. We will then help you work out your tolerance levels based on challenge outcomes and our dietitians can help you with a low FODMAP meal plan. The low FODMAP diet does not need to impact significantly on eating out or travelling, provided you know what you can and can’t tolerate.
Click here for an example of a fructose malabsorption or low FODMAP meal plan.
Zoe also spent 8 years co-ordinating the Melbourne based fructose malabsorption support groups, an initiative of Dr Sue Shepherd (Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian).
We can also help with the correct diagnosis of Coeliac Disease and provide up to date education on a strict gluten free diet.
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Fructose Malabsorption and Food Intolerance