FODMAPs Training with Antony Haynes and Christine Bailey

About this Presentation

FODMAPs is an acronym, that refers to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. FODMAPs are small chain sugars and fibres that can be poorly digested and may contribute to a range of digestive symptoms including those linked to SIBO and IBS. The low FODMAP diet originated in Australia and was developed by a team at Monash University in Melbourne.

The low FODMAP diet is increasingly implemented to help minimise IBS and functional bowel symptoms. Following a low FODMAP diet can be a challenge without the help of a FODMAP knowledgeable practitioner. This practical therapy day will focus on providing you with the tools to further support your clients with meal plans and recipes and relevant skill sets.

This course is designed for qualified practitioners and clinicians who wish to expand or refine their existing skill sets in the use of exclusion or inclusion nutritional programmes along with other interventions to optimise the recovery from functional GI problems.

The low FODMAPs approach will be put into perspective with regard to other dietary approaches for digestive conditions, and this includes the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and the GAPS diet.

You will learn about how to help support individuals who need to follow this type of exclusion diet and how to help them return to a fully functioning digestive tract. This will include suggestions for how to support gut lining integrity, mucosal tolerance & digestive function as well as measures to temper chronic sympathetic overload (CSO) which is a common feature of many digestive conditions.

You will be taught about specific supplements to consider for those with SIBO and IBS symptoms.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what the low FODMAPs Diet is, and what it means in terms of food restrictions but also what alternative foods to eat.
  • Learn about studies which have incorporated the low FODMAPs Diet and their outcome.
  • Learn about the mechanisms and potential efficacy of the low FODMAPs Diet.
  • Learn about fructose malabsorption and lactose intolerance. Testing Options, Key foods to avoid and alternatives for clients
  • Learn about identifying for whom the low FODMAPs Diet may be appropriate.
  • Learn about how to support and correct the underlying gut imbalances in those individuals who benefit from a low FODMAPs diet.
  • Receive practical advice to help implement a FODMAP diet with clients and gain confidence in tailoring the diet for those following specific diets e.g vegetarian, vegan, autoimmune paleo
  • Discover how to conduct the recommended re-introduction programme with clear step by step guidelines to follow
  • Receive an information booklet / patient handout giving details of the low FODMAP diet, menu example and the most recent information on foods to avoid, with suitable alternatives including recipes and advice on reading labels and eating out.

About the Presenters

Antony Haynes BA Hons Dip ION mBANT RNT has been in private practice for over 28 years and is one of the most experienced Registered Nutritional Therapists in the country. He is one of the first practitioners to implement the principles of Functional Medicine in the UK, since 1992.  Antony has been teaching for 28 years and regularly presents webinars to Nutritional Therapists and practitioners on a variety of different health topics.

Christine Bailey MSc PGCE mBANT CNHC

Christine is an award winning Nutritional Therapist, Chef, Author and Broadcaster with over 18 years of experience. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. Working in the Food, Health & Fitness sector Christine is much sought after due to her in-depth nutritional and food expertise.

Christine has undertaken extensive academic and scientific training – she holds two BSCs, an MSC as well as a PGCE in nutrition and cookery teaching. She has also trained with the Institute of Functional Medicine IFM. She is fully registered with BANT, CNHC and is on the NHS directory of complementary therapists.  Christine uses evidence based scientific research to support her work and continually reviews new research and publications advising the media and companies on nutrition and food research.


6 hours of self-directed learning


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