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. [...]

My Story with IBS and the Low-FODMAP Diet

Have you ever felt like the quote "when the student is ready the teacher will appear"?  Lately this sums up how I feel.  After years of ignoring the FODMAP diet, 10 years to be exact, I decided that I needed to determine if my remaining digestive distress could be relieved once and for all.  The [...]