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What is your view on the fodmap diet? Why can't probiotics be used instead of this diet? Does exercise increase absorption of fodmaps?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Helpful for many

The fodmap diet is proven to help many with ibs & some with ibd.
The idea is that certain sugars are poorly absorbed & then fermented by intestinal microbes producing gas. While probiotics might help slightly by reducing unfriendly flora, even the "good" flora in probiotics can ferment these sugars. I know of no evidence that exercise increases absorption of fodmaps & doubt it would. See comment:.

In brief: Helpful for many

The fodmap diet is proven to help many with ibs & some with ibd.
The idea is that certain sugars are poorly absorbed & then fermented by intestinal microbes producing gas. While probiotics might help slightly by reducing unfriendly flora, even the "good" flora in probiotics can ferment these sugars. I know of no evidence that exercise increases absorption of fodmaps & doubt it would. See comment:.
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Dr. Randy Baker
A good article on the FODMAPS diet: http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/medicine/divisions/digestive-health/nutrition-support-team/nutrition-articles/Parrish_Dec_12.pdf PS I notice you are on Protein Pump Inhibitors. I believe these are dangerous to use long-term. See http://www.naturalnews.com/036336_PPIs_acid_reflux_side_effects.html
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