Monash University Low FODMAP Diet

App Detail » Monash University Low FODMAP Diet

Published by: Monash University

  • App Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2012-12-17
  • Current Version: 2.0.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 46.41 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
  • Price: $7.99

Monash University Low FODMAP Diet
App Rating: 3.5/5
3.5
Based on 168 Reviews
Buy now: $7.99

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App Description

Researchers at Monash University have developed a diet and corresponding app to assist in management of the gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The Monash University Low FODMAP diet works by restricting foods high in some carbohydrates called FODMAPs. The app includes the following: - Background information about FODMAPs - A food guide detailing the FODMAP content for hundreds of foods - A full recipe book including 79 original and nutritious recipes with professional photography - A shopping list for organising low FODMAP purchases - A one week food & symptom journal to monitor a strict FODMAP diet, with the function to view detailed graphs of symptoms and the end of the week

App Reviews

  • Limited information

    1
    By Joyful_one
    Looking up American foods is challenging. They call cookies and crackers biscuits, and so many foods are left out, so you don't know if they are good or bad. Bottom line, WAY TOO MUCH to pay for an app that is only a fraction of help.
  • Awesome app!!!

    5
    By hawaii2770
    I love this app. It has helped so much living with IBS symptoms!!!
  • Info is thorough, but diary crashes

    3
    By Workingmomndad
    I've found the content of this app invaluable in my search for low fodmap ingredients. Being that it comes from a reputable source makes it more reliable. Many internet sources can give two different answers about what is and what isn't considered a low fodmap food. Stick with this for reliable info. However, the loss of two stars comes from the fact that the app crashes. At the end of using it to record a week long account of food eaten and symptoms felt, on a daily basis , I reach the final day with a congratulations that I've completed the diary and can now print a report for my doctor. Imagine my disappointment when I am unable to get the app to prepare my report. I'd really like an update to fix this problem, as it is one of the main reasons for purchasing it in the first place.
  • Not good

    1
    By geaskup
    Very few foods listed
  • Not useful

    1
    By Ugh it's all taken
    I read many articles recommending this app and found that it is virtually useless for me and a complete waste of money. This app caters to people living in Australia. Searching a food must be very specific, if you use oatmeal as opposed to porridge, no results show. I typed in rice and many other staple items and received no results; however if you search by category and scroll through, they are there. Save yourself time and money and don buy this app. Thanks for nothing Monash University.
  • Recipes are terrible

    1
    By Feuobgakvwksbdobbd leaks
    Traffic light system is too simplistic. They think they can quantify everyone's intolerances. The few recipes listed are full of ingredients I can't eat.
  • Miserable.

    1
    By mebbebebbe
    So my first one star review of this app never made it. Guess they decided to just delete it. These five star reviews are clearly just planted reviews. This app is completely useless and contains no information you can't find online for free. The app has a ton of obscure foods but God forbid I try to find something basic. You could not pay me $8 to take this app. There is no case where I would ever recommend this app to anyone. Ever. This app is 100% a cash grab and everyone who bought it should be refunded.
  • May be Essential, Definitely Disappointing

    3
    By sezduck
    If you're going to get a FODMAP app, this is probably the best one on the App Store. It's overpriced, but when you're suffering from IBS, $9 is a small price for potential help. Unfortunately, it is missing many foods that would seem obvious (e.g. no french fries). And sometimes searching for something that is in the database is more tedious than it needs to be. I do like the ability to star foods, and add notes. I also like the red, yellow, green system. With some common sense improvements, this could be a fantastic app that is more than worth the cost
  • Diary is awful - report crashes app

    1
    By ireckon
    I thought I had found the perfect app for figuring out which foods affect me. I religiously updated the diary to track symptoms and after the 1st week complete, I was unable to review it anymore. Clicking on the "review report" crashes the app. Totally and utterly useless and a COMPLETE waste of time, energy, and money. I can't even go back to look at what I entered. DO NOT spend the money on this worthless app.
  • Outstanding information, solid search

    5
    By Mr. Droog
    I wanted an app that would let me easily look up the FODMAP status of ingredients. I tried 9 different apps, everything I could find in the App Store that seemed relevant, mostly paid apps. This app provides ingredient lookups through its Guide section. The information is excellent, with not only a simple "thumbs up or down" rating but details on specific triggers and portion sizes. I go to this app first. I trust the information. It's authoritative. It covers as many ingredients as most other apps, and the information is well structured and easy to understand. Previous versions of this app had a disappointing and frustrating search experience. But that's been corrected now -- searching for ingredients in the Guide works as it should. Thanks to the developer(s) for fixing that. There are still some irksome search issues. As noted in another review, if you search for Coffee (for example) you won't find it. Coffee is a category, and within it you'll find entries like "Instant". The problem here isn't with the search function, but with the data. If "Instant" just included its category name -- "Coffee, Instant" -- I assume all would work as it should. Alternatively, a search for "Coffee" could show everything within that category, as well as every food item with "Coffee" in its name. But overall, this is definitely an important resource for anyone cooking with FODMAP restrictions.

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