IBS or a Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)?

Many years ago I began to experience severe gas, bloating and debilitating gut pain that became worse as the day wore on.  At the end of the evening I could barely muster the strength to walk around because the only position I felt comfortable in was lying down.  Gastroenterologist after gastroenterologist diagnosed me with Irritable … Continue reading IBS or a Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)?

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Low Fodmap Chipotle Chili with Turkey and Sweet Potatoes (bean, gluten and dairy free)

When meal planning I highly recommend having at least 3 delicious go to recipes, one being chili.  A chili recipe is virtually fail proof and leftovers taste even better the next day. This recipe can be made either low or high higher FODMAP, depending on what onion is used.  I use Pomi tomatoes because the … Continue reading Low Fodmap Chipotle Chili with Turkey and Sweet Potatoes (bean, gluten and dairy free)

7 Non-Diet Ways to Support Gut Health

Removing FODMAP's is one way that can support our digestion while we heal, but it should never be used long term.  It is only a a way to see which foods, if any, are causing issues.  When we experience IBS, SIBO or other gut issues we often turn to diet first,  but when taken too … Continue reading 7 Non-Diet Ways to Support Gut Health

Low-FODMAP Pizzoccheri (Buckwheat Pasta with Potatoes, Green Beans, Zucchini and Spinach)

Just north of Milan is a mountainous region of Lombardy known for its epic skiing, spas, bresaola (dried slices of beef similar to prosciutto) and a hearty pasta dish called Pizzoccheri.  Pizzoccheri is a robust dish of short buckwheat pasta cooked up with potatoes, cabbage, butter and cheese. My first introduction to buckwheat pasta was … Continue reading Low-FODMAP Pizzoccheri (Buckwheat Pasta with Potatoes, Green Beans, Zucchini and Spinach)

Low-FODMAP Hemp Milk and Feta Cheese (dairy free)

I consider hemp seeds to be one of my top low-FODMAP superfoods.  They are a delicious, nutty tasting seed that provides a hefty dose of protein, all 20 essential amino acids, and an decent amount of 1,000 mg of omega-3 fats (in 1 Tablespoon) and GLA which can reduce inflammation.  They are also easy to … Continue reading Low-FODMAP Hemp Milk and Feta Cheese (dairy free)

5 Low-FODMAP Superfoods For Gut Healing

Superfoods are whole foods that are antioxidant-rich, minimally processed and nutrient dense.  They don't have to be hard to find, exotic items sourced from South America.  My top 5 superfoods can be found in most grocery stores and if consumed often can help create a healthy gut.  Here they are, all equally important: Leafy Greens … Continue reading 5 Low-FODMAP Superfoods For Gut Healing

Why Smoothies Can Be Difficult To Digest

Social media is filled with people touting the health benefits of smoothies.  The attraction is that they satisfy several servings of fruits and vegetables in one easy-to-slurp-down-meal. While I don't disagree, if made correctly, they can pack in a lot of plants and fiber.  What is never mentioned is that they can be difficult to digest if drunk … Continue reading Why Smoothies Can Be Difficult To Digest