Hello! Did you miss tonight's twitter chat about FODMAPs? You can read everyone's tweets by going to twitter and searching for #fodmapchat. Or, you can click on the links below for my attempt at making a transcipt of the chat. As you will see, a twitter chat is kind of like 20 people all talking at once, with overlapping conversations. I think you'll be able to pick out some juicy tidbits, though.
Question 1: What are your favorite tips for adding flavor to food without the FODMAPs?
Hope you've got Thursday's FODMAP twitter chat on your calendar! The chat will be moderated by Kate Scarlata. Jaci Barrett and I will be there too, and we've come up with some great questions to get the ball rolling. Open to all. Not sure how? On Thursday 1/19/12 at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time (US), go to your twitter home page. Click on the #discover button at the top of the page. Enter #fodmapchat in the box and you are in business. See you then!
Are you lactose intolerant? Prescription drugs are an under-recognized source of lactose. Lactose is used as a filler or coating in approximately 20% of prescription drugs and 6% of over-the-counter drugs. Ironically, this is true even for drugs meant to treat gastrointestinal diseases and disorders! Examplesinclue: certain antispasmodics; anti-diarrheal tablets such as Imodium; IBD drugs such as mesalazine, budesonide and prednisolone; pancreatin enzymes. People who take multiple medications or many capsules and tablets a day might be consuming quite a bit of lactose this way.
While many people may be able to tolerate a gram or two of lactose each day in meds, others may be unable to do so. Do not stop taking prescribed medication if you are concerned about lactose. Ask your pharmacist to help you figure out how much lactose is in your medications, then discuss alternatives with your prescribing physician.
For more information see http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2036.2008.03889.x/pdf