Hi, I'm Amy! Since we're about to get pretty personal with one another, let me tell you how a bowl of chilli changed my life.
While I've had IBS since I was a tiny bébé, somehow, I wasn't diagnosed until I was 29. It was not for a lack of sounding the alarm, promise!
One day, I was trying out a new recipe while my husband was out of town (spoiler alert, it was chilli). And while I quite enjoyed the eating part, a few hours later, I had a stabbing pain in my gut so intense I had trouble breathing.
A few days later, I met up with my doctor and was diagnosed with IBS. He handed me three pieces of paper, told me to start the Low FODMAP diet, and walked me out the door.
I left his office with more questions than answers and with a heavy feeling of hopelessness. I understood what I had to do, but I had absolutely no idea how to get it done.
So after a brief pity party, I decided to go to my happy place. I dove head first into research about IBS and the body, I trained with Monash-University to understand the low FODMAP program inside and out, and I created The FODMAP Formula as a way to pass on whatever information I could. I hope these resources help keep your tastebuds and your tummy happy!