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NEWS for the “DARK Act”

Bipartisan defeat of Senate GMO “DARK Act” a victory for right to know WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today a bipartisan group of senators voted to…

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How Are Supplements Regulated?

Did you know that dietary supplements are 2,000 times as safe as regulated pharmaceuticals? Get the facts on transparency in supplements with this clarifying…

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Bone Broth

Book Reviews: IBS and Bone Broth Detox

If you’ve been giving the bone broth trend some consideration, you can read more about what I think here and check out these two…

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Reviews

Product Review: CapriClear 100% Coconut Oil Spray On Moisturizer

  What we eat is just as important as what we put on our bodies.  Skin is the largest organ of our body and…

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FODMAP How To

Low-FODMAP Sources of Fiber

As a Certified Nutritionist I can tell you about the food you can eat while you are on the elimination portion of the low-FODMAP diet…

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FODMAP Diet

How to Easily Grow and Store Green Onions

How to Easily Grow and Store Green Onions By Joana Oliveira Green onion tips are a staple in a low-FODMAP kitchen. Because we cannot…

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What Might Be missing in Your IBS treatment – Time!

We live in a very fast paced society, everything is now now now. We have fast food, fast internet, fast everything. And people want…

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Low-FODMAP Quinoa Stir-Fry with Sauerkraut

By Joana Oliveira I ate this for lunch, it was very yummy!  My companion who is a big fan of choucroute (sauerkraut in French), just…

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IBS

#IBSAwarenessMonth Low-FODMAP Book Giveaway!

There’s still time left for you to spread awareness about #IBSAwarenessMonth !  We are currently holding a contest on Facebook and Instagram (one winner…

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FODMAP How To

Happy Easter! Low-FODMAP Carrot Cake Recipe

Happy Easter! Try my Low-FODMAP Carrot Cake Recipe! How to Make: Low-FODMAP Carrot Cake Wheat-free, gluten-free, lactose-free and delicious! WATCH the video! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YarCJbXHd0o] This…

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FODMAP Facts

Feeling Frustrated? Learn the Differences of Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free for the Low-FODMAP Diet

People with celiac disease avoid far more foods than people on the low-FODMAP diet.  Celiacs have to stay away from the gluten protein which is…

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NEW FODMAP Life T-Shirt On Sale -Proceeds to Benefit Research

We are so excited to launch our first product for FODMAP Life! A portion of the proceeds will benefit research on new foods for…

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IBD

Feeling Gassy? Foods and Other Causes of Gas

Have you been feeling gassy? Do you know which foods cause gas?  There are many foods that can cause gas but there are also…

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FODMAP Facts

Top Posts for Low-FODMAP Diet, Great for Newbies!

Top Posts for Low-FODMAP Diet, Great for Newbies! The low-FODMAP diet can be tricky, especially if you do not have the means to work…

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Fermented Foods and Fermentation in the Gut -Low-FODMAP

Learn about the difference between Fermented Foods and Fermentation in the Gut and the Low-FODMAP diet for your health! Dear fans with IBS and FGIDs…

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Recipes

How to Make: Pão de Queijo – Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Low in Lactose

How to Make: Pão de Queijo – BonCalme & FODMAP Life This recipe is low-FODMAP, gluten-free and low in lactose because we use lactose-free…

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Crohn's Disease

Wheat, Barley, Rye, Onions and Garlic – Why They Cause Symptoms of IBS

Wheat, Barley, Rye, Onions and Garlic – Why They Cause Symptoms of IBS Instead of resulting to pharma drugs, this elimination diet uses “food…

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Gluten-Free

Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free Blueberry Muffins

I adapted this recipe from the Food Network and was very happy with the results!  To make these Blueberry Muffins I swapped out agave…

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Low-FODMAP, Wheat-Free Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Low-FODMAP Greek Pasta Salad Recipe Low-FODMAP, Wheat-Free Greek Pasta Salad Recipe If you’re looking for something delicious to spice up lunch or need something to…

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Valentine’s Day Low-FODMAP Chocolate Coconut Balls

Happy Valentine’s Day!  In celebration of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share my gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free recipe with you for Low-FODMAP Chocolate Coconut Balls.  They…

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IBS

What’s the Best Diet for IBS?

I’ve been there…not wanting to leave the house, horrified at the thought of being in public, not wanting to even think about which clothes…

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Holidays

Happy Valentines on the Low-FODMAP Diet

Fretting about whether or not you can enjoy Valentine’s Day with your sweetie this year?  Don’t fret, just be prepared ahead of time and check…

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Breads

Gluten-Free, low-FODMAP Breads in Australia

Here in the U.S. it seems as though we have plenty more to choose from when it comes to foods that are wheat free,…

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FODMAP Facts

12 Facts and Tips for the Low Fodmap Diet

If you are new to the low-FODMAP diet or you just need a refresher, take a look at these 12 Facts and Tips for…

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Recipes

Low-FODMAP Chicken Parmesan Recipe!

As I scroll through Facebook and look at pictures posted by my friends and family on the East coast, I can’t help but remember…

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Vegetables

Low-FODMAP Servings for Legumes

Most legumes are HIGH in FODMAPs, but there are still some you can enjoy as long as you stick to recommended serving sizes.  In…

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Recipes

Organic, Vegan, Dairy Free Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies

I really love chocolate and I love cookies, and on the Low-FODMAP Diet I don’t need to suffer as there are plenty of ways…

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FODMAP How To

Do’s and Don’ts of Sushi and the Low-FODMAP Diet

For anyone who is gluten intolerant, eating out for sushi can be tricky as you run the risk for cross-contamination from traces of gluten-containing…

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Why I Don’t Drink Coffee – Low-FODMAP Diet

The Low-FODMAP diet has cast a bright ray of light on the woes of many who suffer from a myriad of digestive disorders.  As…

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Your Story

Your Story: Joana – Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome

FODMAP Life is about bringing people together and supporting one another.  We aim to educate our readers all about the FODMAP Diet, and what…

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Pregnancy

My Pregnancy, Low Fodmap and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS lends its mark on many pregnant women, and yes, one of those fortunate ladies is me!  I am halfway through my second trimester…

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Onion and Garlic Replacements for the low-FODMAP diet!

Onions and garlic definitely seem to be one of THE hardest things for everyone to live without OR to live without accidentally eating in…

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IBD

Foods to Avoid and Eat for Ulcerative Colitis

What is Ulcerative Colitis? Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease which disturbs the digestive tract, resulting in significant damage to the large intestine.  Foods…

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FODMAP Diet

The Low Fodmap Diet and Celiac Disease

What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is a chronic condition that affects the body for its lifetime.  Whenever someone with celiac disease ingests gluten, an abnormal…

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Cooking Oils

What about Coconut for the Low Fodmap Diet?

I receive many questions from our fans about coconut – and for good reason!  Coconut is de-licious and provides some nourishment and essential fatty…

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Recipes

POLL: What Low Fodmap Recipes Do You Need the Most?

Please VOTE and tell us which types of Low Fodmap recipes you need the most! [polldaddy poll=8562815]    

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Low Fodmap Peanut Butter Cookies!

These cookies are so delicious!  They work with the low fodmap diet, are wheat free, gluten free, soy free and lactose free!  It’s an especially helpful…

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Low FODMAP Flours and Breads!

The Low Fodmap Diet can be tricky to follow especially if you are not careful enough with what products you buy.  There are gluten-free…

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FODMAP How To

Gluten-Free Does Not Always Mean FODMAP Free

Gluten-free does not always mean FODMAP free and Gluten is not a FODMAP!  You’ll find gluten-free foods that work well on a low-FODMAP diet,…

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Recipes

Low Fodmap Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A delicious recipe for this holiday season! *Brussels Sprouts are a moderate fructan food so when serving this recipe with family and friends, make…

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Reviews

San Diego’s Greenbee – So Delicious!

Have you ever tried a healthy green juice but it literally left you feeling green?  There are many awesome, delicious, vibrant green juices out…

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Reviews

A Review of Bioterra Herbs for Digestion

For your digestion needs, are you taking any supplements to help with gas and bloating?  I recently came across BioTerra Herbs – drug-free, eco…

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Giveaways!

Primal Pit Paste Review and Giveaway!

On FODMAP Life I talk about different natural foods and food products that are safer for us to eat.  We can’t forget about what…

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Recipes

Recipe: Low Fodmap Rosemary Chicken Salad

This delicious Rosemary Chicken Salad recipe uses only seven ingredients.  It’s lactose-free, soy-free and gluten-free! Great for picnics and parties, this make-ahead recipe can be…

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General Health

How to NOT Derail Your Diet this Holiday Season

Halloween is almost here, followed by Thanksgiving next month and Christmas after that. While many people find joy in the holiday season, for those…

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Love Feijoas? They are HIGH in FODMAPs

As recently reported by the researchers at the Monash University FODMAP laboratory, the team recently completed the testing of feijoas which contain high amounts…

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General Health

Why are the Holidays So Hazardous to Our Health?

It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health. “There’s a…

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Review: RW Garcia’s Tortilla Chips

I recently tried RW Garcia’s  MixtBag Yellow/Blue corn tortilla chips.  So delicious, crunchy and not oily!  There are many other tortilla chips that can make…

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GoodBelly Review and Giveaway!

By the banks of the Ganges River, Steve Demos had an epiphany on how he could positively impact the health of people everywhere.  He…

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Carageenan and the Low Fodmap Diet

For anyone who has a digestive issue like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), spastic colon, inflammatory bowel disease, bloating, colitis, or chronic diarrhea, there’s more…

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5 Garlic Oils to Buy – Low Fodmap Diet

AVOID GARLIC & ONIONS If you’ve been trying out the Low Fodmap diet you know that garlic and onions are a no-no as they…

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Recipes

Low Fodmap Chia Seed Pudding!

This pudding was SO delicious!  Very easy to make, and another husband-approved dish here at the Francioli household.  Before I give you the recipe,…

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Low Fodmap Greek Style Salmon

Get this recipe for my Greek Style Salmon!

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What is Non-Celiac Gluten-Sensitivity?

If you have been suffering symptoms that seem related to gluten, it may be possible that you have non-celiac gluten sensitivity.  In my case,…

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FODMAP Diet

The FODMAP Content of Coconut Water

As with any product that suddenly becomes popular, coconut water has received both positive and negative press.  For me, coconut water has been a great…

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More Answers – the Low Fodmap Diet

I have been pairing up with EA Stewart, Registered Dietician and nutritionist  here in San Diego, California where we both live.  She specializes in…

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IBS

Are You Stressed When You Eat?

STRESS EATING It’s no longer just the high calorie foods that could be contributing to people’s weight gain, it could be stress itself that…

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Aaron’s Story – Coping with Crohn’s Disease

FODMAP Life is about bringing people together, supporting one another and educating all about the FODMAP Diet, what it’s like for anyone to have…

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RD Tamara Duker Answers Questions about the Low Fodmap Diet

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Tamara Duker, a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition.  She knows a thing…

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IBS

Happy 4th of July! Take it Easy Today

Happy Friday!  It’s my favorite day of the year! If you’re American and celebrating America’s Birthday, July 4th weekend, please take it easy with…

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You Are Your Bacteria: How the Gut Microbiome Influences Health

Learn more about your Microbiome!

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Contest – Torie and Howard® Hard Candy!

While visiting the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, CA, an event that drew around 100,000 people and rows upon rows of booths with natural…

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How to Prevent Bloating When Traveling – FODMAP Life

Recently one of FODMAP Life’s fans Laura Cooper asked: “Any tips on how to combat bloating for traveling to the USA next week? I…

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Vitamins

3 Essential Vitamins for Digestion

Since I have a digestive issue, more often than not I am thinking about every bite I take. I often think Will this make…

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Hashimoto’s Confession

I was very excited to do our first giveaway for FODMAP Life and everything looks great.  The “WIN!” tab on our Facebook page, the…

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With my Bony Arms & Hollowed-Out Face, Gluten Free was my Saving Grace… Meet Nicolas Cole

Such an awesome story! Please share

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Giveaways!

May Peppermint Tea Giveaway! Ends 5/9

I am so excited to share Heather’s Tummy Teas with you, not only because the teas help with IBS, but also because there’s a…

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GERD

“I Don’t let GERD Control My Life” Angela’s Story

FODMAP Life is about bringing people together, supporting one another and educating all about the FODMAP Diet, and what it is like for anyone…

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Weekend Eating

Low FODMAP Breakfast for Three

My Mom is visiting and I wanted to make something for her and my husband that I could enjoy too. This recipe is easy,…

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FODMAP Life

10 Facts About FODMAPs

n the 90’s, Dr. Sue Shepherd developed a form of fructose malabsorption diet. Subsequently a team at Monash University, led by Professor Peter Gibson and…

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Gastroparesis

What is Gastroparesis? Melissa’s Story

FODMAP Life is about bringing people together, supporting one another and educating all about the FODMAP Diet, and what it is like for anyone…

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Amanda’s Crohn’s Story

FODMAP Life is about bringing people together, supporting one another and educating all about the FODMAP Diet, and what it’s like for anyone to…

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Gluten

Which Foods Contain Gluten?

If you have Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Hashimoto’s Disease or Type 1 Diabetes and cannot have any gluten and are following the…

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Delicious Gluten-Free Cookie Review!

If you are looking for foods low in FODMAPs it can be a little tricky.  The best policy is to make food at home,…

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Hypothyroidism

Low FODMAP Juice for Hypothyroidism

I just had this 4 oz. organic juice of lemon, orange, carrot and ginger and it’s so good. You see, I suffer from digestive…

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Spices and Herbs for Your FODMAP!

Need to spice things up? Here is a list of Low FODMAP herbs & spices and how they are used around the world: Allspice…

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FODMAP How To

6 FODMAP Friendly Foods to Relieve Gas

Thanks for visiting!  If you are new to our community and do not know about FODMAPs, read this post to learn more: 10 Facts About FODMAPs Try…

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Low-FODMAP Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

If you have Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease – IBD), you know what it’s like to have to run to the bathroom…

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FODMAP How To

How to Start the Low-FODMAP Diet

It all seems a bit confusing right?  Learning about FODMAPs, what they stand for, what they potentially do to our digestive system, which foods…

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5 Healthy Steps for FODMAP

Since the year began I have seen a tremendous amount of people on Facebook and Twitter say that they’ve started the Low Fodmap Diet….

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Breath Test Round 1!

So I haven’t been able to eat or drink since last night and I’m at UCSD’s gastroenterology department. What’s on the TV? Dozens of…

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Bloated Yoga! And Yoga for IBS

Tonight I took a hot yoga class. Though I like to relax and be in the flow during yoga, it’s hard to connect when…

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I LOVE Cheese! What Can I eat on Low-Fodmap?

Lactose is on the high FODMAP list and if you malabsorb lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products, you should limit…

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Out to Eat – Brazil Style!

Being married to a Brazilian, I have the wonderful opportunity to enjoy an exciting culture – the people, music, food, dancing the samba –…

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Oh Really? FODMAP Facts to Know

These are a couple of things I have learned along the way with my own day-to-day life with FODMAP: Just because a food is…

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Gluten Free Product Review: Jovial Organic Cookies or Enjoy Life?

I like cookies.  No, I LOVE cookies!  I pretty much like any sweet or dessert aside from strawberries in my dessert – I would…

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FODMAP Grocery List: Vegetables

Here’s a quick and dirty list of LOW FODMAP vegetables you can access from your mobile phone while you shop: LOW FODMAP VEGETABLES Alfalfa…

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FODMAP Diet

I Survived the Weekend on the FODMAP diet!

Well that’s not entirely true!  This is an honest blog after all! I did have some beer.  I was invited to the Tour de…

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IBS

The Bad Guys: Sorbitol, Malitol

Sometimes I just need a mint to hold me over when I am working or for obvious reasons, to have fresh breath. Unfortunately for…

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IBS

Causes of IBS

How IBS can start There are many ways to which symptoms from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can start.  For me it has been a…

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FODMAP Life

What Does FODMAP Stand For?

FODMAPs are: Short chain carbohydrates (oligosaccharides) Disaccharides Monosaccharides Related alcohols All are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. They include short chain (oligo) saccharide polymers of fructose (fructans) and galactose (galactans), disaccharides (lactose), monosaccharides…

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Understanding FODMAP

The term FODMAP is an acronym, deriving from “Fermentable, Oligo-, Di , Mono-saccharides And Polyols“.  It comes with a list of vegetables that are to be AVOIDED which puts a damper…

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Giving FODMAP a Try!

I am going to give FODMAP  a try.  I have been living in digestive hell now for too long and I have also cut…

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