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)

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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)

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 … Continue reading How To Choose Healthy Fats For Healing

Should You Follow a Paleo Diet For Gut Healing?

Should you follow a paleo diet for gut healing?  Maybe or maybe not, you decide. 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. … Continue reading Should You Follow a Paleo Diet For Gut Healing?

Can IBS Contribute to Eating Disorders?

People suffering from eating disorders (ED) often complain of digestive distress such as bloating, constipation and abdominal pain.  In one study 98% of female ED patients met the criteria for at least one Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder (FGIDs).  Out of those patients 52% of were diagnosed with IBS, 24% with constipation, 31% with abdominal bloating and … Continue reading Can IBS Contribute to Eating Disorders?