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Patsy Danehy Catsos is a registered, licensed dietitian in private practice in Portland, Maine. Ms. Catsos specializes in medical nutrition therapy for gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. She has both a personal and a professional interest in this field, since she, herself, has ulcerative colitis. Ms. Catsos is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a professional member of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America.

Ms. Catsos is the author of several books, including IBS--Free at Last! Second Edition, available in English and Spanish. Her current project is a cookbook for people on low FODMAP diets, Love the Foods that Love You Back.

Ms. Catsos has a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from Cornell University. In 1985 she completed a combined internship and a master’s degree program at Boston University and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She then worked for several years as a research dietitian and nutrient database manager at Tufts University School of Medicine. Ms. Catsos is the author or co-author of a number of published articles and peer-reviewed research papers. In 2005, she resumed her dietetics practice, and sees clients at Nutrition Works, LLC in Portland, Maine (

This blog exists to help people with IBS, dietary fructose intolerance and IBD (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) use the elimination diet detailed in the book. Subscribe to this blog for helpful information about FODMAPS, food product reviews, tips for dining out, and recipes. Your IBS symptoms, including gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation, may be caused by intolerance to certain sugars, starches and fibers in your diet (known as FODMAPS). If you've never been able to lose weight because eating high fiber fruits, vegetables and whole grains make you feel worse, there is new hope for you with IBS--Free at Last! Likewise, if you are underweight because you just don't know what to eat anymore, try this diet. Eating well doesn't have to hurt! Get some answers to the question, "What can I eat for my IBS?"


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