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November 20, 2012


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The Candid RD

I made my dishes with garlic olive oil and omitted the garlic. No one knew!


I wish you could do a post on how to eat after a stomach flu. I'm getting over a doozy and other than Schar Wheat-Free Table Crackers (saltine like), I'm at a loss. plain (usually okay for me) Turkey, gatorade, jello, banana - ALL have made me sicker. Can't do chicken soup because all prepped soup has onion in it. Suggestions?

Patsy Catsos

I did a post on clear liquids that might offer a few ideas, but when a person a stomach flu its the virus causing the symptoms, not the fluids. There might be little one can you except keep some fluids coming in to prevent dehydration. Sometimes sucking on frozen ice chips help. Here's the link: http://www.ibsfree.net/ibsfree_at_last/2010/04/clear-liquids.html

Brian Richards

I just bought the 2nd edition of IBS and am starting the elimination phase. On pg 40, you say, "Serving sizes are suggestions". For instance, would it be consistent with the elimination phase to have say, 1 cup cooked amaranth, 1 cup cooked carrots, 1 cup cooked spinach and 1 cup cooked zucchini for lunch at one sitting?


I just bought your book and am hopeful that it will help with my IBS.

IBS-Free at Last

Yes, you are on the right track. If the food in not in bold, you can eat according to your appetite and calorie needs.

Brian Richards

Patsy, Thank you very much. It's a very good book. I am giving a copy to my holistic doctor who was totally unaware of the FODMAPs.


Your book explains things so well - I have read (and re-read) your book! I wish I would've found it sooner.

How can I tell the difference between leaky gut and an extreme case of FODMAP sensitivities?


Patsy Catsos

Leaky gut, or increased intestinal permeability, as it is sometimes known, is not a very well established diagnosis in the allopathic medical system. There are some tests for it that are used in the research setting, but it isnt usually done in clinical practice. At this time you would probably have to see a naturopathic doctor to explore this diagnosis.Theoretically If a person has leaky gut, they would have food sensitivities that would go beyond effects on the gastrointestinal tract.

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Thank you for the explanation! Happy holidays!!

Nancy Falini

Can you suggest some Kosher low FODMAP bars, as well as liquid supplements or medical nutritionals for patients?
Thank you for all your great work and dedication.
Nancy Falini

Patsy Catsos

Hi Nancy,
Have you checked my pinterest board to see if there are any Kosher products already there? pinterest.com/pcatsos. I would be glad to comment if you could send links to any Kosher products you'd like me to evaluate.

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