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1/15/2012 - I started a new Facebook group specifically for Parents of FructMal kids. There are a couple of other groups out there that are really great for adults, but I have noticed there are more and more kiddos being diagnosed and it would be wonderful if we could have a place to talk openly about kid stuff. I just started the group tonight so it may take a little while to get things rolling, but I'd love for you to join & share your experience!

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7/5/2012 - I started a new group on Facebook for Parents of Celiac Kids (USA). I would love for you to join me!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

FODMAPS Elimination Diet

We have completed 1 week of the elimination diet and tootsie is feeling really good.  She has had very little gas, no issues with constipation, and has a healthy appetite.  Her mood and sleep have been great as well.

These are food ingredients/additives that must be AVOIDED during the elimination phase:
Bulgar Wheat, Brown Sugar, Crystalline Fructose, Coconut Milk, Dry Milk Solids, Fructo-oligosaccharides/FOS, Fructose, Fructose Solids, Fruit-juice concentrates, Goat's milk, High-fructose corn syrup, Honey, Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates, Inulin, Isomalt, Kamut, Lactitol, Maltitol, Mannitol, Miso, Modified starch, Molasses, Polydextrose, Sorbitol, Soy Protein Isolate, Spelt, Sprouted Wheat, Texturized Vegetable Protein, Tomato Paste, Wheat Berries, Wheat Flour (white, whole wheat, all purpose), Whey Protein Concentrate, Xylitol

She is eating Udi's White Sandwich Bread - about 3 slices per day.  It is made with brown rice flour.  I had read that brown rice is a fructan and should be avoided on many sites, but our dietician said it is not an avoided food on the elimination diet.  So far Tootsie is doing really well with it.  It tastes great toasted.

A snack that we have recently discovered is Corn Thins by Real Foods.  She likes the sesame ones.  Sometimes we spread a little Adam's Peanut Butter on them or a little cream cheese.  She also likes Pirate's Booty for a snack.

Allowed Veggies:  bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, bell pepper, beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cherry tomatoes, corn, cucumber, eggplant, kale (cooked), lettuce, mushrooms, peas, radishes, spinach, water chestnuts.

Allowed Fruits:  avocado (1/8 medium), ripe banana (1/4 medium), blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, grapefruit, lemon or lime, orange (1/2 small), raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, tangelo.

Tootsie will not touch most fruits.  She is repulsed by the smell of raspberries (weird!).  She does enjoy 1/2 of a small orange and 1/4 of a ripe banana each day.

Allowed Additives:  beet sugar, cane sugar, confectioner's sugar, corn syrup (not high-fructose), dehydrated sugar cane juice, dextrose, erythritol, glucose, granulated sugar, guar gum (minor ingredient), maltodextrin (minor ingredient), mustard (unsweetened), raw sugar, saccharine, soy sauce, stevia, sucrose, tabasco sauce, vinegar (white rice, distilled), wheat starch, whey protein isolate.

**Update 8/8/11**
"The VERY latest food composition data available, as of 2/2011, show that brown rice has a "trace" of fructans and white rice has "none detectable." Long story short, they are both very acceptable on the elimination phase of a FODMAPs-restricted diet. If a person has an adverse reaction to brown rice, it is very unlike due to FODMAPs."  -Patsy Catsos

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