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Like FODMAP But Easier?

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Like FODMAP But Easier?


“LIKE FODMAP BUT EASIER?” is the title of the “service evaluation” on the Fast Tract Diet conducted by Mike Sweeney, Registered Dietitian in Leicester, UK and his colleagues enrolling new IBS patients referred by general practitioners in their general dietitian clinics.

What Motivated Mike to Do the Evaluation

  • Patients had to wait at least six months and in many cases longer to see a FODMAP trained dietitian at the time
  • FODMAP can be difficult to follow for a lot of different patients
  • FODMAP training is expensive, which is why in the service there aren’t really a massive amount of FODMAP trained dietitians

What was the Idea behind It

  • If the Fast Tract Diet a viable option or a viable alternative to FODMAP?
  • To identify if a different approach (Fast Tract Diet) works for the same issue of fermentation in the digestive tract

The Big Question for Mike was…

Would the Fast Tract Diet work with a wider group of patients, above and beyond, experimenting on himself (Mike) and above and beyond the patients that he has seen in his own clinic?

The Tool Used for the Evaluation

A validated research tool from King’s College, London which was adopted for this evaluation.


  • After intervention, nobody reported any severe symptoms in any symptom category
  • The percentage of frequent symptoms shrunk
  • The percentage of patients that reported no symptoms grew fairly significantly, as did the percentage that reported only occasional symptoms
  • No one is reported any tolerance issues of any kind

Adherence rates to the Fast Tract Diet

  • 27% of the patients, or nine out of 33 reported sticking with a diet all of the time
  • 36% reported sticking with the diet most of the time
  • 27% reported sticking with the diet just half of the time
  • Only 9% reported sticking with the diet not at all
  • The Fast Tract Diet definitely seems to be well tolerated

For more info, watch the video

Ready to try the Fast Tract Diet?

1. Read the Fast Tract Digestion IBS book

2. Get the Fast Tract Diet Mobile App for Android or iPhone/iPad

3. Call for individual consultation at 844-495-1151 US or send an email to if you need help

By |2018-09-13T09:12:57+00:00August 28th, 2018|Diet and Digestive Health|0 Comments

About the Author:

Norm Robillard received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst studying Bacillus anthracis and other Bacillus species. His post-doctoral training at Tufts University focused on antibiotic resistance and gene transfer between the gut microbes Bacteroides fragilis and E. coli. During his career in pharma / biotech, Dr. Robillard studied the genetics of antibiotic resistance, septic shock, viral illnesses and antimicrobial and antibody-based therapies prior to founding the Digestive Health Institute. Dr. Robillard is the creator of the Fast Tract Diet, author of the Fast Tract Digestion book series and publisher of the Fast Tract Diet mobile app. He was the first to propose excess intestinal fermentation as the underlying cause of acid reflux and explained the connection between intragastric pressure from gas-producing bacteria in our intestines, nutritional malabsorption and the symptoms of acid reflux. His latest book series, Fast Tract Digestion provides a safe and effective dietary tool and behavioral strategy as an alternative to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), H2 blockers, IBS drugs or antibiotics for heartburn, acid reflux, GERD, laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR), IBS and other SIBO related conditions.

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