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Following the Low FODMAP Diet means learning to balance your food intolerances with your actual life. Check out the articles below for handy information on integrating low FODMAP food into your life as well as your diet. Once you’re done here, make sure to check out my Recipe section for some FODMAP friendly inspiration!

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

If you're suffering from chronic digestive issues, your internet travels may have led you to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. So what is IBS? And, more importantly, do you have it? The answer to both questions is complicated. In this article, I'll talk about what you need to ...
Fructose FODMAP Character

What is a FODMAP?

If you have recently been diagnosed with IBS, your doctor or dietitian may have suggested you try the Low FODMAP Diet. They likely told you that following this specific diet may reduce your IBS symptoms. That sounds great, but now you're wondering, what is a FODMAP? ...
What is the Low FODMAP Diet?

What is the Low FODMAP Diet?

Did you know 3 out of 4 IBS patients can control their daily symptoms with the Low FODMAP Diet? While it doesn't work for everyone, many people are able to regain some control over their lives using this program. So what is the Low FODMAP ...
What is FODMAP Stacking?

What is FODMAP Stacking?

Think green means go on the Low FODMAP Diet? While the Monash University app and other resources provide lists of "high" and "low" FODMAP foods, there are still a few things to consider when managing your FODMAP load. One of which is FODMAP stacking. So, ...
How To Complete the Re-Challenge Phase

How To Complete the Re-Challenge Phase

If you've finished the elimination phase of the Low FODMAP Diet, you're probably feeling pretty good. This can make it hard to transition into the re-challenge phase. Especially when you know you'll probably trigger your symptoms at least once. Even if you're ready to start ...
Is Your Gluten Sensitivity Really an Intolerance to Fructans?

Is Your Gluten Sensitivity Really an Intolerance to Fructans?

Gluten has gotten a bad wrap over the last few years. So, it's often the first thing that comes to mind when digestive troubles hit. Especially, if you feel better once you pull it out of your diet. But, heads up, gluten isn't the only ...
What Are Probiotics and Prebiotics?

What Are Probiotics and Prebiotics?

Wondering if probiotics or prebiotics can help manage your IBS symptoms? This article will explain what probiotics and prebiotics are and what they can do for your body. Grab your spectacles, friend! I'm about to get my nerd on! Understanding Your Native Gut Flora Did ...
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Can Food Sensitivity Tests Identify IBS Triggers?

Following the low FODMAP diet can be a huge pain in the butt. So, you may be wondering if you can take a food sensitivity test to identify your IBS triggers, instead. In this article, we'll talk about what food sensitivity tests do, how they ...
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Free Low FODMAP Diet Mini-Course

Does starting the low FODMAP diet feel impossible? Like the answers you need are just out of reach because you can't find clear instructions on how to get it done? here When I started the low FODMAP diet, I didn't have access to a FODMAP-trained ...
10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About IBS

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About IBS

When you're new to IBS, it's natural to have questions! In fact, over the last few weeks, I've answered lots of common questions as part of my frequently asked questions series. But for my final post in this series, I want to talk about ten ...
Frequently Asked Questions About the Low FODMAP Diet (Part 4)

Frequently Asked Questions About the Low FODMAP Diet (Part 4)

Do you have questions about the Low FODMAP Diet? You've come to the right place, friend! This article is part four of my FAQ series, and today we'll cover ten frequently asked questions about the Low FODMAP Diet. Let's jump right in! What is the Low ...
Frequently Asked Questions About IBS: Symptoms (Part 3)

Frequently Asked Questions About IBS: Symptoms (Part 3)

Welcome to part three of my frequently asked questions series! We've already covered general questions about IBS and common questions about IBS triggers. This week, we'll discuss frequently asked questions about IBS symptoms. Grab your spectacles, friend. I'm about to get my nerd on! Why Are ...
Frequently Asked Questions About IBS Triggers (Part 2)

Frequently Asked Questions About IBS Triggers (Part 2)

Welcome to part two of my frequently asked questions series! In my last post, we talked about frequently asked questions about IBS in general.  Today we're going to discuss common questions about IBS triggers. Let's dive right in! What Triggers IBS Symptoms? The first thing you ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About IBS (Part 1)

Being diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be a confusing experience. So, I've put together a series of posts to answer some frequently asked questions about IBS. In this article, you'll find answers to 10 frequently asked questions about what it means to have Irritable ...
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Mix and Match Low FODMAP Meal Plan 

Need some help finding low FODMAP meals? I know first-hand that your first look at a list of low FODMAP foods can be a panic-inducing experience. Take a deep breath, friend. It happens to most of us! But, I also know that with the right ...
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IBS and Exercise

There are a lot of mixed messages online about whether exercise is good or bad for IBS. That's probably because there isn't a yes or no answer that applies to everyone. Want to know if adding physical activity is right for you? Check out the ...
Robin Jaffin (left) and Dédé Wilson (right) Co-Creators of FODMAP Everyday ®

Meet the Co-Creators of FODMAP Everyday

Do you FODMAP every day? I do. That's why I was so excited to talk to Dédé Wilson and Robin Jaffin, co-creators of FODMAP Everyday®. You should be excited too since these lovely ladies are like FODMAP fairy godmothers. Check out these fun facts to help ...
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How to Plan a Low FODMAP Holiday Dinner

Are you stuck in the elimination phase for the holidays? Don't panic! Managing the Low FODMAP Diet during the holiday season can be intimidating. Especially if you're new to the low FODMAP program. But, with some expert planning, you can celebrate with confidence! Check out ...
What Are Probiotics and Prebiotics?

What Are Probiotics and Prebiotics?

Wondering if probiotics or prebiotics can help manage your IBS symptoms? This article will explain what probiotics and prebiotics are and what they can do for your body. Grab your spectacles, friend! I'm about to get my nerd on! Understanding Your Native Gut Flora Did ...
What is Neurogastroenterology?

What is Neurogastroenterology?

Have you heard of neurogastroenterology? While it's a bit of a mouthful, if you suffer from IBS, IBD, or another functional gut disorder, neurogastroenterology is definitely something you should be excited about! Check out the article below for everything you need to know about what neurogastroenterology is ...
How to Relieve Trapped Gas

How to Relieve Trapped Gas

Have you ever experienced trapped gas? While gas is a normal part of digestion, sometimes it can build up in your digestive tract and cause some pretty painful symptoms. Since gas pains are a common issue for IBS patients, it's important to have tools in your IBS ...
What is FODMAP Stacking?

What is FODMAP Stacking?

Think green means go on the Low FODMAP Diet? While the Monash University app and other resources provide lists of "high" and "low" FODMAP foods, there are still a few things to consider when managing your FODMAP load. One of which is FODMAP stacking. So, ...
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When Should You Start the Low FODMAP Diet?

Has your IBS diagnosis left you hanging? If you left your doctor's office with a shiny new diagnosis but no symptom management plan, you may be feeling a little lost right now. Don't panic! There are lots of ways to effectively manage your IBS symptoms ...
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What Is Referred Pain?

You probably know IBS can be a pain in the butt. But did you know it can also be a pain in the back? In this article, we'll explore how messages travel from your gut to your brain and how a fork in the road can ...
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5 Tips to Survive a Road Trip with IBS

My family is a huge fan of road trips! At least once a year, my parents crammed us kids into the back of our minivan and took us on 110km/hour tour of North America. It was a time of granola bars, singalongs, and the creation ...
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How to Cope with IBS Related Bloating

Bloating and abdominal pain are common complaints in the IBS community. But, while there are plenty of articles on the top ten foods we should never eat, suggestions for products we can purchase, and anecdotal evidence on finding temporary relief, I haven't found much information on ...
How to Survive the Holidays with IBS

How to Survive the Holidays with IBS

The holidays can be hard for IBS patients. It can be difficult to manage travel, holiday meals, and the emotional highs and lows of the holidays. But, there are ways to make it easier. Check out the article below for tips and tricks on how ...
Understanding the Chemistry of FODMAPs

Understanding the Chemistry of FODMAPs

If you're interested in learning more about how the Low FODMAP Diet works it's important to understand how FODMAPs are made. In this article, we'll discuss the basic chemistry of FODMAPs and the part they play in the low FODMAP Diet. Grab yourself a FODMAP ...
How To Complete the Re-Challenge Phase

How To Complete the Re-Challenge Phase

If you've finished the elimination phase of the Low FODMAP Diet, you're probably feeling pretty good. This can make it hard to transition into the re-challenge phase. Especially when you know you'll probably trigger your symptoms at least once. Even if you're ready to start ...
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

If you're suffering from chronic digestive issues, your internet travels may have led you to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. So what is IBS? And, more importantly, do you have it? The answer to both questions is complicated. In this article, I'll talk about what you need to ...
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3 Reasons to Keep A Food Journal

Did you know it can take up to 48 hours for a food to trigger symptoms in your large intestine? Often, when the trigger and the reaction are too far apart your brain can't connect them. This can make pinpointing food sensitivities really difficult. So ...
How to Set Boundaries for Success

How to Set Boundaries for Success

It's hard enough to resist high FODMAP treats while out and about, let alone at 1 am when your willpower has deserted you. Your best bet is to throw out all high FODMAP temptations. But, in reality, you probably don't live in a vacuum. This ...
How to Live on the Low FODMAP Diet

How to Live on the Low FODMAP Diet

When I was diagnosed with IBS, I was relieved my doctor agreed my symptoms weren't in my head. But when he put me on the Low FODMAP Diet I panicked. I didn't understand how the list of "safe" foods fit together to make a meal ...
3 Things You Forgot to Plan For

3 Things You Forgot to Plan For

When I started the Low FODMAP Diet, my first few days were a blur of internet searches, label reading, and recipe tests. I was so focused on surviving a normal day that I forgot to plan for the unexpected. Think you're ready to start the ...
How to Prepare for the Low FODMAP Diet

How to Prepare for the Low FODMAP Diet

I was put on the Low FODMAP Diet the same day I was diagnosed with IBS. It was a ton of information to take in all at once, and I ended up paralyzed. I was ready to do whatever I had to to get my ...
3 Common Myths about the Low FODMAP Diet

3 Common Myths about the Low FODMAP Diet

When I started the low FODMAP program, it felt impossible to stick to such a small pool of foods for the rest of my life. How was I supposed to navigate work events or weddings or coffee dates if I couldn't eat anything? The truth ...
What is the Low FODMAP Diet?

What is the Low FODMAP Diet?

Did you know 3 out of 4 IBS patients can control their daily symptoms with the Low FODMAP Diet? While it doesn't work for everyone, many people are able to regain some control over their lives using this program. So what is the Low FODMAP ...
Fructose FODMAP Character

What is a FODMAP?

If you have recently been diagnosed with IBS, your doctor or dietitian may have suggested you try the Low FODMAP Diet. They likely told you that following this specific diet may reduce your IBS symptoms. That sounds great, but now you're wondering, what is a FODMAP? ...

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