There are many ways to learn more about FODMAPs, depending on your purpose, your budget and your time frame. You can certainly learn more about FODMAPs the way Patsy has, by reading hundreds of scientific papers a year and by traveling around the world to learn directly from scientists at Monash University in Australia (2013), the International Celiac Disease Symposium 2013 (Chicago), the SIBO Symposium 2014 (Portland, OR).
Or, you can begin with some of the books, teaching tools and workshops that she has developed:
- IBS--Free at Last! Second Edition (2012) is a paperback or Kindle book, available in English or Spanish. It helps non-scientists understand how a FODMAP-elimination diet works, it outlines a strategy and an easily implemented plan. It also contains a chapter for those with more scientific training, and many health care professionals have been introduced to the FODMAP approach by reading this book. (12/11/2016: This book is now out of print, although used copies are available on Amazon. Watch for publication of a revised and expanded edition in the spring of 2017!)
- The Flavor without FODMAPs Cookbook (2014) contains 122 recipes suitable for the elimination phase of the FODMAP diet, along with a 2014 update on high- and low- FODMAP foods. It is available as a paperback, Kindle book, or Nook book. The everyday and special-occasion recipes in this book will help you get the most out of your low-FODMAP diet. Health care providers might provide or recommend this cookbook when teaching the elimination phase of the diet to patients.
- Patsy Catsos is a continuing professional education provider for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), and a frequent speaker at professional association conferences. View upcoming workshops and talks here.
- RDNs can hire Patsy to provide professional supervision or one-on-one coaching for an IBS/FODMAP practice (coming soon). Please note, Patsy does not provide long-distance consultation to clients or patients. To see Patsy face-to-face at her Portland, ME practice, contact Nutrition Works LLC.