So so helpful and informative
Before finding this app, my only source of help – and a good one too- was A website called help for IBS. I also had heather van Voorhis‘s Help for IBS cookbook. The amazing thing about the Monash app is the university’s breakthrough discovery of FODMAP chemicals as a real cause of IBS upsets, and the helpful guide to what foods to avoid or limit. I needed to lose weight, and I wanted to do weight watchers, but it would never work for me because of the foods they suggested. Now, with the use of the Monash app, I have been able to coordinate WW with the app Guide, and finally I’ve lost 13 pounds. Yay! But even more important is the helpful information. Sometimes when I have a flair I don’t know why, but I’ll go on the app and look at some of the foods I’m not sure of and I see exactly what I did wrong, and how to avoid it again next time. Thank you so much for your hard work, for your research, and for caring about this medical problem that is so debilitating and so ridiculed by the medical community.
Useful and useless
This is a good app, but there have been items for which I want information, but I can’t find in the app. For the price, the food database should be more complete. The app is easy to use overall.
More user friendly for. USA
App is generally helpful however not as user friendly for US .
Hope they will expand food list.
Only a Start
This app is what I wanted, but right now I feel that it is incomplete. I am in the US and many common foods are missing. The last update was a month ago, but when I look online, fresh cranberries are listed on the web site but they are not part of the app data asr. As this app costs more than most, I am hoping that it will continue to grow. As it is now, when in the store, I have to also consult PDFs I have downloaded from other sources.
I live in the United States. I couldn’t even check coffee, to see if I can have that. Recipes if you want to cook every meal.
Wish I wouldn’t have purchased
We have been on The diet for 3 months already. I was hoping for some new recipes, along with a way to document our symptoms when adding foods back in. The are not very many recipes, especially with need to make food for the holidays. In regard to documenting it is for your whole day of food intake not just specific items. Total waist of money for us. If you are just starting this could be a helpful too though.
I don’t know if I am doing something wrong or not, but several food items I typed in search and it says no results. I seriously thought I would be able to look up any and all foods and it tell me, but nope. Please, if someone knows what I’m doing wrong, let me know
Worth every penny
I don’t often pay for apps but this is totally worth it. Since I always have my phone with me I am never without the info I need to make wise choices. It’s also more discreet than pulling a stack of papers with food lists out of my purse when I’m out. I just check my phone and no one is the wiser, and I don’t have to talk about it. The fact that Monash U. is updating the list constantly, makes me more confident that the info is accurate. Whereas online information is inconsistent from website to website. I wholeheartedly recommend this useful and convenient app.
How stupid was I
I visited my dietician more than 6 months ago and she recommended this. Since I rarely spent any money on apps I think it’s absurd to spend $8 on an app. I thought it’s the same information I can get online for free.
No! Since the nutrients in food is changing from time to time depending on many reasons (i.e. how it’s grown.) Those information online were just copying from one source and another and people rarely update it. It’s a melee.
When I followed the information online, I felt like there’s nothing much I can eat, and I ate the same thing over and over again. Sometimes, even I followed what they said but and I still have symptoms. I lost hope with food and became depressed, such psychological factor worsened my health. I hardly have appetite and once I have it I binge-eat. It was not fun to go out with friends telling them I can’t eat this and that (a lot of things are made with onion, garlic and wheat flour these days).
This app changed that. Monash constantly update their database and they tell me the amount I can eat (even with chocolate.) Within days, my symptoms subsided, the depression with food is gone and I can feel I have better control of my life.
This app is great to reference when you are eating out or shopping. The downside is for US residents as the app does not have US brands or a few of the typical foods. Once you are familiar with the guide, you will know the voids and can learn about these elsewhere.