Digestive Disorders

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Here is a list of books with recipes for the low-FODMAP diet to help people with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Celiac disease and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease).  

  • The low-FODMAP diet is a wheat-free diet, not a gluten-free diet so there are many recipes that Celiacs can use in these books, but having knowledge of what is or isn’t gluten-free is needed.
  • “Research has suggested that people with inactive IBD may also have IBS or IBS-like symptoms, and that a low-FODMAP diet may be beneficial for some of these people. However, it has not been found to be useful for people with active IBD.” (re:

I have read all of these books and highly recommend purchasing them. 


The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet: A Revolutionary Plan for Managing IBS and Other Digestive Disorders by Sue Shepherd PhD (Author and Low Fomdap Diet founder), Peter Gibson MD (Author).  In The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet, Sue Shepherd and Peter Gibson explain what causes digestive distress, how the low-FODMAP diet helps, and how to:

• Identify and avoid foods high in FODMAPs
• Develop a personalized and sustainable low-FODMAP diet
• Shop, menu plan, entertain, travel, and eat out with peace of mind
• Follow the program if you have IBS, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or diabetes, and if you eat a vegetarian, vegan, low-fat, or dairy-free diet.

Flavor without FODMAPs Cookbook: Love the Foods that Love You Back  – Would it make life easier to have a cookbook laser-focused on your low-FODMAP diet, with recipes you don’t even have to think about? If you are using the FODMAP approach to manage your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), this cookbook is the one! You can enjoy the recipes in this collection with no modification, no regrets and no apologies, whether you are feeding the family or entertaining.  Patsy Catsos, M.S., R.D.N, L.D., is a nutritionist on a mission to reduce pain and improve quality of life for clients with digestive health issues, especially irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  

The Everything® Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet – Dr. Barbara Bolen is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Health Coach, and a health writer, who has over 25 years of experience in helping people to feel better. She has offices in Hicksville and Northport, New York, and through her online work has touched the lives of people throughout the world. The Everything Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet walks you through the step-by-step process for identifying your individual sensitivities–and gives you options and substitutions so you can enjoy your favorite foods again.

21 Day Tummy -by Liz Vaccariello (Author), Kate RD Scarlata (Contributor) – The New York Times best seller is now in paperback. As seen on The Doctors, and Dr. Oz Show, 21-Day Tummy Diet, is based on the latest science, that targets excess weight and belly fat while addressing the most common digestive disorders.  Liz Vaccariello is the editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader’s Digest and a journalist with 20+ years experience in health and nutrition, she’s also the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Flat Belly Diet!, 400 Calorie Fix, The Digest Diet, and 21-Day Tummy. 
Kate Scarlata, RD, LDN is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the nutrition and wellness field, specializing in digestive disorders. Kate completed her postgraduate training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate. The author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well with IBS, she has been interviewed in many national publications, including Ladies Home Journal and Fitness magazine. She lives and practices in Medway, Massachusetts.