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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...

October 18, 2016

Tell me if this sounds familiar: you're going to the gym and being mindful of what you eat to try to become more fit. The thing is, when you go to the gym, you always feel exhausted and have a hard time getting through your workouts. You’re getting enough sleep, eating enough protein and maybe even taking pre-workout supplements but you're still struggling even though you're not over-training. The most probable cause? You're not eating enough carbohydrates.

That's right, I said carbohydrates. They see...

October 13, 2016

It's been a little while since I posted a recipe so I figured I would share my all-time favourite oatmeal recipe! Pumpkin gets all the attention this time of ye

October 7, 2016

With Monday being Thanksgiving, the holiday season is officially upon us! I love the holidays with the gathering of family and friends but the food situation ca

October 4, 2016

Sleep is usually one of the first things I discuss with clients, who usually give me a weird look since there isn't an obvious connection to food and health. H

September 27, 2016

Cooking for one is a topic that that I frequently discuss with clients, although I will admit for a long time I’ll admit I didn’t really understand why it was a

September 19, 2016

If I were to pinpoint one of the top reasons many people struggle with weight management, it would be emotional eating. There are so many people who eat to deal

September 12, 2016

In my last post, I mentioned the concept of Mindful Eating but didn’t go very in-depth. Today I want to elaborate on this idea because I think whatever your nut

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KATHLEEN HERNDER RD, CDE

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