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Foreign Travel On a Low-FODMAP Diet

Foreign Travel On a Low-FODMAP Diet

If you are planning a trip you may wonder how you can manage your low-FODMAP diet while you are in a foreign country. It’s an important question. Naturally, you want to feel your best while you are away from home so you can enjoy all the activities you have planned. At the same time, experiencing regional cuisine is something you won’t want to miss out on. You can make it work with some extra planning and a little flexibility.

FODMAPs and Soy: Why so Confusing?

FODMAPs and Soy: Why so Confusing?

Soybeans and soy products CAN be sources of oligosaccharides, especially of GOS (some fructans, too). But not all soy products are significant sources. If you know two things about fructans and GOS you will be on your way to understanding which soy foods you can include on your low-FODMAP diet. 

FODMAPs and IBS: Provider Pitfalls

FODMAPs and IBS: Provider Pitfalls

If you are a physician or mid-level provider recommending low-FODMAP diets to your patients, congratulations on your savvy! You are offering your patients not just hope, but real relief! Today I'm sharing some tips to help you present the diet to patients safely and effectively, while avoiding some common pitfalls.

Make the Most of Your FODMAP Elimination Diet with 4 Key Strategies

Make the Most of Your FODMAP Elimination Diet with 4 Key Strategies

A FODMAP elimination diet is a bit of a project! If you’ve read The IBS Elimination Diet and Cookbook you know it entails more than simply following a list of low-FODMAP foods. You must be strategic! Whether you are trying this dietary experiment for the first time, or starting a do-over, today’s post will help you make the most of the upcoming elimination phase of your diet.

5 Reasons for a FODMAP Do-Over

5 Reasons for a FODMAP Do-Over

Life gets busy, and things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes you need a fresh start. What about a “do-over” FODMAP elimination diet, starting from scratch with the elimination phase, or just doing the reintroduction phase over? Who can benefit from doing this? Perhaps you, if...

Navigating Thanksgiving Dinner

People with IBS seem to take one of two approaches to Thanksgiving Dinner. The oh-what-the-heck group splurges on high-FODMAP party foods and bears the consequences. Friends, good luck with that. This post is for members of the other group, who know they will enjoy the festivities more without abdominal pain, bloating, and bowel problems getting in the way.

Pain Point for People with IBS and Diabetes

Pain Point for People with IBS and Diabetes

10-20 percent of people in the U.S. have IBS and about 10 percent have diabetes. So, it’s a good bet that some of you have both! The pain point? Some of the best strategies for managing diabetes increase symptoms for people with IBS. The good news? Other strategies for the two conditions match up nicely. Here are some important teaching points for people with diabetes, and some comments about how that advice intersects with low-FODMAP diets.