Because the low-FODMAP diet is a medical diet it is always recommend that you work with a FODMAP trained dietitian if you decide to follow the low FODMAP diet. A trained dietitian can work together with you to develop a specific plan tailored around your individual needs. If you, for example, have other food allergies or underlying issues, a dietitian can help you work out if the low FODMAP diet is right for you and what the right approach is.
I work closely together with Debra Thomas who is a Registered Dietitian with the Health Care Professions Council, a member of the British Dietetic Association and a listed member of the BDA’s Freelance Dietitians Group.
As a Nutrition Consultant and Advanced Practitioner, she has over 18 years’ experience of advising on a range of therapeutic diets, but her specialism is the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She has been certified by King’s College London, to deliver tailor-made advice on the low FODMAP diet as an effective treatment for IBS. She’s worked for many years in the NHS in the UK and she’s also the founder of FODMAP Consultancy. If you have questions or would like to set up an appointment/Skype call, you can find more information about Debra and her FODMAP Consultancy by visiting her website https://www.fodmapconsultancy.com
If you’re looking for a UK dietitian near you then the British Dietetic Association has a great search tool HERE where you can search for registered dietitian in your area.
In the US ‘The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ has a similar search facility on their website, which you can find HERE
Dietitians of Canada has a dietitian search facility HERE
And Dietitians Association of Australia have a search facility to find an accredited practising dietitian HERE