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Sammy987
Sammy987
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Hi all.

Has anyone found the LOW FODMAP diet helps with low digestion.

I've been advised my constipation is likely to be due to low gut flora which as a result will cause my digestion to slow down.

Has anyone had good results on bowel frequency and regularity on the FODMAP diet.

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Gaily77

Yes I’ve found it very helpful. It can take a few days to notice the difference. Still regular with it :)

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Sammy987
Sammy987
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Thanks. How do you fond eating out.? Have youbdownladed the Monash app? Are the foods English? Not sure how the app works.. Xx

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b1b1b1

Yes, the fodmap diet is worthwhile. Also try to take a good probiotic. In the US the best one is called VSL 3. ASK YOUR MD which one he recommends.

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Sammy987

Thanks xx

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Rach3187

Yes I have, it worked slowly.... I went to gastro and she gave me a list of foods and etc slowly introducing the foods back (not rushing it)

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Pat1

I follow a low fodmap diet through a dietician but this alone does not help constipation. Only the bloating.

You need to take a high amount of magnesium citrate or oxide. About 800 to 1200mg. I have had Ibs c almost my whole life and am now in my fifties. This is the best natural supplement to take for this condition and I have tried many. Even my consultant recommended it. I take it every day. You must take it on an empty stomach just before bed with lots of water. I would start with a high dose initially just to clear you out. Even if it means taking a few capsules. I sometimes take 6 200mg capsules. Capsules are the best not tablets and it has to be citrate or oxide as these are the ones that work for constipation. There is a lot of information about constipation and magnesium on the internet. The ones I take are either Now foods Magnesium citrate, Solgar Magnesium Citrate or Life extensions. I get mine from the US on a site called iHerb, but you can get them on Amazon. There are other magnesium oxide products specifically for colon cleansing called Mag 07, Colosan and Oxypowder. They are a bit expensive but are amazing. I use these in between. No cramps no bloating, just relief. You can get these on Amazon as welL.

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Slt1971

Fodmap is great there's an app you can down load there's a one off payment of 3.99 but it gives you all the information you need it also allows you to scan barcodes and tells you if it's ok or not x

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Sammy987
Sammy987
in reply to Slt1971

Will it work in UK supermarkets x what's the app called x

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Slt1971
Slt1971
in reply to Sammy987

Fodmap xx

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Shortybum

It made my constipation even worse when I tried the low fod map diet xx

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