Thursday, 21 January 2016

Thank you for purchasing our low FODMAP diet app

By Dr Jaci Barrett

It's a New Year and time for us to reflect on 2015. We wanted to take an opportunity to thank those of you that have purchased our Monash University low FODMAP Diet app. It’s not a free app, and for many the price is significant, so thank you for investing in us.

The proceeds from the sale of the app go toward many of our projects. Research funding is scarce, competitive, and difficult to source, especially when the area of research is new. Some of our projects funded by app sales include:

  • Testing of foods for their FODMAP content and expansion of our food database  Including local Australian and international foods
  • The purchase of laboratory equipment, kits and chemicals
  • Research studies and clinical trials we conduct: 

- Assessing the fermentability (gas-producing ability) of fibre supplements

- Manipulating the diet of breastfeeding mothers to relieve the symptoms of infantile colic

- Investigating the neurobehavioral effects of gluten in non-celiac gluten sensitivity

- Alterations in zonulin as a potential biomarker of gastrointestinal dysfunction

- Can cooking times reduce the FODMAP content of legumes?

- Investigating a new diet therapy to reduce symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

We'll be posting more detailed reviews about some of these studies in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

We get many emails of support and gratitude from patients with IBS using the diet and app with much success. We hear life changing stories. But without your support and the worldwide interest in what we do, these projects would not be possible and the success of the diet would be limited.

So a big thanks to you from all of us in the Monash University, Translational Nutrition Science Group!


  1. Please, make a Windows phone version!!!

  2. hi, are you able to share via the blog each time there are significant food updates on the app? For instance oats has changed from 1/4 to 1/2 cup uncooked, which is important as the latter is a normal portion size for most people. It would be really helpful. Thanks