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 [...]

How To Choose Healthy Fats For Healing

I sing the praises of healthy fats because every cell membrane in your body is made up of it.  Healthy fats reduces cravings, improves brain function, keeps hormones humming and helps us absorb vitamins A, D, E and K.  In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reversed restrictions on avoiding cholesterol and instead recommends limiting added sugars. The caveat is that not [...]

Should We Follow a Paleo Diet For Gut Healing?

If you search the internet for "gut healing diet" you will find many recommendations for following a paleo-type or autoimmune protocol diet.  These diets eliminate grains, beans, soy, dairy and sugar.  The autoimmune protocol goes further and eliminates nuts, seeds, nightshades and eggs. The most pervasive theories behind a paleo diet is that grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and even [...]

The Mediterranean Diet Low-FODMAP Style

May is Mediterranean Diet month and before you disregard it as another fad read on. There have been literally hundreds of studies done on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.  Even the New York Times best-seller “The Blue Zones”, which identified places were people live the longest, found 2 of the 5 “zones” located in [...]

Warming Low-FODMAP Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a popular way to consume tasty and healthy fruit, vegetables and nuts in one bowl.  They are a quick and easy meal BUT..... Cold frozen smoothies and bowls can be a disaster for someone with poor digestion. When your gut is compromised you have a difficult time digesting and assimilating the food you eat. [...]