If you are anything like me, you absolutely LOVE grocery shopping, reading nutrition labels, and especially finding new delicious products at the store! Do we not have this in common? The good news is that if you are not up for an adventure to the store, I am going to take a lot of the guesswork out of low-FODMAP shopping to make it a stress-free experience.
You may recognize most of the major high FODMAP foods at this point. While it is important to have a diet that is focused on whole foods (as in foods that do not come with an ingredient list) it is inevitable that we are going to rely in part on some packaged food items that do come with ingredient lists. It can be intimidating when you are following the low-FODMAP diet, whether in the elimination phase, or in your ongoing maintenance (or as I like to call it, personalization phase).
I have a feeling, I am going to get a lot of questions about why I have two different books about gut health. In fact, it has already started. So in anticipation of my second book launch I want to explain what the difference is between the two books.
With any project, you want to be prepared when you decide to embark on the low-FODMAP diet. As a dietitian who has taught the low-FODMAP elimination diet to hundreds of people, I want to share with you some helpful tips to get started.
In this post I answer some FAQ about the Low-FODMAP diet.
I am starting to love Facebook Live. It is a great platform to answer questions - and I plan to make it a more regular thing. Click to check out my Facebook Live Book Launch!
When I think of Hannukah a few images pop into my mind: menorahs, driedels, and latkes! It's hard to think of Hannukah without latkes - but if you are on a low-FODMAP diet you might think that you have to miss out on this holiday staple. Fear no more - I am going to help you make a latke that will not upset your belly.
The miso glaze is so tasty you might want to make extra. It tastes just as good on vegetables.
One of the main ways that we can try to avoid digestive distress is to avoid food poisoning. These are my top 5 tips to do our best to avoid food poisoning. Of course I can’t make any guarantees, but these are best practice in food safety.
There are plenty of awesome food ideas for what to do with that Turkey and I will share some of my favorite ones here.
Garlic is one of the healthiest foods around. It has been used for thousands of years, not only as a distinctive and delicious flavoring, but also for a variety of medicinal purposes. What can you do if you are sensitive to garlic?
This coming Monday is going to be the “Monday of all Mondays” and I am sure I am not alone on this. I don’t want to go into the December holiday season feeling like an overstuffed turkey. I am going to take Monday to reset myself with a low-FODMAP cleanse, and I invite you to join me.
It is approaching my 10-year anniversary for the day I learned about kombucha. Thought it certainly hasn’t been that long that I have been drinking it. But now I am addicted, here is why.
Sardines are one of those things that growing up always sounded like punishment - but so were Brussels Sprouts - so give Sardines a try!
You may recall that probiotics are defined as living bacteria that when conferred in sufficient quantity confer a health benefit. But what is the difference between a probiotic and live culture?
A recipe for a vibrant warming beverage to enjoy on a cold day or night!
Elimination diet are not starvation diets, they can be highly effective tools to identify dietary triggers to your symptoms.
Holidays can be tough when you have food sensitivities. Follow these tips to avoid unneeded stress and stay jolly.
This is a topic that is near to my heart. If you are not getting answers from your healthcare provider - keep asking questions.
When I really think about it, one of the most common questions that I am asked in a day is “What can I expect in a first appointment with you?” Well, I am glad you asked.
The word dietitian may conjure up images of a lunch lady, but me and the thousands of other RDs out there – worked our little butts off for these letters after our name, so I own them proudly.
My absolute favorite thing is to go to the grocery store and try new products! When I affirmed my love of Sauerkraut this meant I had a whole shelf in my fridge of fermented cabbage – so let me spare you the money, time and smell! Here I present my top 3 market picks of the moment – all digestively friendly (low-FODMAP) snacks
It seems like a day doesn’t go by without a new article about how probiotics are going to change your life for the better. Your social media accounts are flooded with posts about how this miracle substance is going to make your digestive system run smoothly and keep your immune system kicked into high gear. What you may not have heard is that you can get all of these benefits from some of your favorite foods, and that these foods can fit easily and deliciously into your diet -- here is how!
If you are one of the 50 MILLION (!) Americans who suffer from heartburn, you might have some idea that the symptoms go hand in hand with some of your lifestyle choices. You have memorized the Zantac insert - you quit smoking, loosened your jeans, but the fire is still burning?
Here are five tips turn down the flame on heartburn...
The acronym FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo- di- mono- sacchrides and polyols – quite a mouthful. I like to describe them as short-chain carbohydrates. The foods that fall into this category can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine and as a result create a slew of gastroenterological symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation in the millions of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In fact studies show that up to 75% of IBS sufferers find relief when following a low-FODMAP diet...
My two great loves (before I met my husband) were fashion and the brain. It sounds funny, I know, but I’ve actually met a lot of people along the way who share similarly disparate passions (especially those of us who did not start out in dietetics). Even though my family had been in the fashion business, they convinced me to pursue science. I was the great hope of the family, an only child in Jewish family. My parents were really hoping for me to be a doctor.
Why drink coffee? Ask any of the over 60 percent of Americans who drink coffee and the answer will likely be its energy boosting ingredient: caffeine. For some, this benefit is outweighed by the beverage's tendency to aggravate anxiety, heartburn, and insomnia. But new research shows that those who drink coffee are getting more than just bang for their buck (or $2.36, the average price for a cup).