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KATHLEEN HERNDER RD, CDE

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November 22, 2016

Many foods included on plant-based diets are high FODMAP so can you follow it for IBS issues if you don't eat meat? You sure can but it requires planning! I was in a course about the low-FODMAP diet and the dietitian instructing the course mentioned that vegetarians would have a really hard time with the diet, so I wanted to figure out how to do it! One of my friends who is a vegan was told by her dietitian and gastroenterologist that she probably wouldn't be able to do the low FODMAP diet since she...

November 14, 2016

Last time I wrote about all the things that are high FODMAP that get restricted during the elimination phase of the low-FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I usually like to talk more about things TO do as opposed to what you shouldn't but I just couldn't fit everything into one post! Today we're talking about what is included on the low-FODMAP diet!

There are lots of foods that are low-FODMAP so you can certainly have a balanced diet even during the elimination phase but please remember t...

November 4, 2016

So if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you've probably heard people talking about FODMAPs and the low FODMAP diet. But what are they and how can the low FODMAP diet help reduce your IBS symptoms?

FODMAP stands for:

Fermentable

Oligosaccharides (fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides- GOS)

Disaccharides (lactose- milk sugar)

Monosaccharides (excess fructose)

And

Polyols (sugar alcohols- sorbitol and mannitol)

Essentially, FODMAPs are small, short chained carbohydrates or sugars that your body has diffi...

October 27, 2016

Okay guys, today we're going to shift gears and talk about something we might not usually speak about with our friends: gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea or constipation.  That's right, we're talking about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)! Even though we might not talk about it, IBS affects about 13-20% of Canadians, according to the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research. That's up to 1 in 5 people in Canada! IBS symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, and either constipat...

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