Making the low FODMAP Diet Taste Good With The Gut Program

Today's guest post is by Drew, co-founder of The Gut Program.  His program offers a personalized starter box full of customized low FODMAP recipes, food and information.  Drew was diagnosed with fructose malabsorption in 2016 and put on a low FODMAP diet.  He was confused and overwhelmed with the diet but through research, trial and … Continue reading Making the low FODMAP Diet Taste Good With The Gut Program

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Low-FODMAP Pesto Adds Flavor and Phytonutrients To Meals

Eating vegetables should always be the base of a healthy diet, but if you suffer from IBS some vegetables can cause a flare of uncomfortable symptoms. To ensure something green and delicious consider making jars of pesto (basil or cilantro or parsley or arugula) to enhance meals.  A dollop of pesto can be added to … Continue reading Low-FODMAP Pesto Adds Flavor and Phytonutrients To Meals

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)?

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 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