Dietary fiber and IBS: what healthcare professionals need to know

This information-packed presentation by Regular Girl’s fiber guru Derek Timm, PhD, RDN will boost your knowledge about dietary fiber, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the role fiber supplementation can play. Timm knows his stuff and has published many studies on fiber. He also completed the Monash University FODMAP course for dietitians. His webinar, recorded at the IBS Warrior Summit, is titled “Dietary fiber and IBS: the benefits and pitfalls of supplementation.”

Topics include:

  • What is dietary fiber? 
    • Soluble vs insoluble
    • Fermentable vs non-fermentable
    • Prebiotic vs non-prebiotic
  • FDA fiber requirements
  • Dietary fiber benefits
  • Daily fiber requirements
  • Prebiotic fiber
    • What is it?
    • Which fibers are prebiotic?
    • Health benefits
  • Functional GI disorders
    • Types
    • Facts
  • Low FODMAP dietary management program
    • FODMAPs defined
    • How to avoid
    • Dietary protocol
  • Supplemental dietary fibers and how they fit into the low FODMAP diet
    • High FODMAP fibers
    • Low FODMAP fibers
      • Sunfiber research
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