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Take Control! of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Elaine specialises in the low FODMAP diet and has been implementing the diet successfully in her practice
since November 2010. Elaine has seen a significant improvement in her patients’ symptoms since introducing
the low FODMAP diet and is having continued success with this diet.

The low FODMAP diet is the latest treatment for IBS in Ireland and is now accepted and recommended as one of
the most effective dietary therapies for functional gut disorders such as IBS.

The word FODMAP itself is an acronym referring to the following;Fermentable, Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Monosaccarides and Polyols.

The major FODMAPs are fructose, fructans, galactans, polyols and lactose. In people with gastrointestinal symptoms, a diet high in FODMAPs can cause diarrhoea and/or constipation, bloating, wind, nausea and abdominal pain.

Removing foods high in FODMAPs from the diet is effective in improving symptoms of people with functional gut disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

To make an appointment for the low FODMAP dietary programme please contact your nearest Elaine McGowan Dietetic Clinic.

Categories : FODMAPs, IBS
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New Article in NutritionWise on IBS

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I recently published an article on IBS in the NutritionWise Journal, which you may find interesting.

You can read the full article here (PDF).

For more information on healthy eating and one-to-one professional weight loss advice, contact Elaine McGowan Dietician Clinics (Dublin South, Dublin North, Limerick and Ennis) – click here for details.

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About Elaine

Elaine graduated from Trinity College with a B.Sc., (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She gained wide experience working as clinical nutritionist in several hospitals prior to establishing her first private dietetic clinic in 1992.

Private Practice Experience
Elaine has gained vast experience specialising in providing private individual dietetic consultations for her clients in her clinics for the past 17 years. In recent years, her main areas of interest are weight management, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and nutrition and gastro-enterology.

Elaine is an active member of the INDI and was chairperson of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic weight management interest group from 2005 to 2007.

Dietetic and Nutrition Consultancy
Elaine has provided dietetic consultancy to a wide range of industries including private hospitals, hotels and catering companies. She has designed, piloted, implemented and coordinated workplace wellbeing programmes for several prominent companies and large international corporations.