Fructose Malabsorption

Why do you mention fructose malabsorption on your blog?

I was diagnosed with fructose malabsorption in 2010 after suffering from what I thought was Irritable Bowel Syndrome for several years.  The diagnosis was quite a shock and it required a huge change to my diet and I thought my cake eating days were over.  Thankfully I found some excellent wheat free recipe books which helped me a lot in the first few months. I would like to use my blog as a place to build a collection of recipes to show readers that you can still have your cake and eat it - no matter what dietary restriction you might have.

What is fructose malabsorption?

I must stress that I am not a medical professional so I will leave the definition up to the experts. Sue Shepherd's clinic in Melbourne is fantastic and I received lots of dietary advice and information during my visits which made a massive difference to my diet.  The prospect of managing fructose intolerance seemed impossible at first but it has been a few years since my diagnosis and I feel quite certain of which foods I should avoid and which foods cause no problem.  It seems that all fructose malabsorbers are different and whilst one food may be OK for one person it might not be for another.  

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