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 [...]

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 [...]

Low-FODMAP Diet Not Helping Constipation? Now What?

We often think that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) causes the same symptoms in everyone but this isn't true.  IBS is categorized into 4 types: IBS-D (diarrhea predominant) IBS-C (constipation predominant) IBS-M (mixed diarrhea and constipation) IBS-U (unclassified; the symptoms cannot be categorized into one of the above three subtypes) Today we are going to focus on [...]

The Ultimate Low-FODMAP Costco Haul

I still can't believe that our small family of three (and one of us is a preschooler) can eat our way through bulk items I buy at Costco.  I do my best to avoid food waste therefore, when I shop at Costco I plan ahead and go when my fruit and vegetable bins are nearly empty. [...]

Easy Low-FODMAP Recipe Swaps

Several years ago my husband gifted me the River Cottage Veg Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.  I immediately fell in love with the interesting recipes and was excited to be introduced to new dishes such as Vegeree. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a British writer and chef most well known for his series of River Cottage Cookbooks and TV shows.  He [...]

Low-FODMAP Travel Tips

Traveling while following a special diet can elicit anxiety and stress but it doesn't have to.  If you are in the midst of your FODMAP elimination phase, which lasts anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks, try to postpone traveling.  If you can't there are still ways to stay compliant and free of gut issues, it just takes a [...]

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. [...]