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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Jun 18, 2017 0 comments

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What is the low FODMAP Diet?

What is the low FODMAP Diet?

By Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD If you have done a google search lately looking for a solution to your digestive symptoms, you may have stumbled upon the word “FODMAP” and wondered what it is means. Or, perhaps your doctor recommended the diet for you and gave you a handout, leaving you with more questions than answers. First, let me start by spelling it out-  FODMAP is an acronym that stands for (a mouthful!) fermentable oligo- di- mono- saccharides and polyols. I know – that didn’t help at all, and probably made you more confused! Stay with me for a moment....

May 15, 2017 0 comments

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Ask the Nutritionist: How do we balance meal planning/prep with listening to our bodies when we are hungry, and limiting the opportunity to purchase junk food?

Ask the Nutritionist: How do we balance meal planning/prep with listening to our bodies when we are hungry, and limiting the opportunity to purchase junk food?

How do we balance meal planning/prep with listening to our bodies when we are hungry, and limiting the opportunity to purchase junk food? Eating only when you are hungry can be a beneficial way of balancing your diet and managing your weight. However, for a lot of individuals, it is hard to distinguish hunger from thirst. Every time your stomach growls, don’t reach for that nearby snack from the get go. Try to drink a glass of water and see how you feel after 20 minutes. However, you should absolutely listen to your body for cues of hunger/satiety. If you...

Apr 25, 2017 1 comment

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Ask the Nutritionist: How do we adjust a low FODMAP diet to be suitable for diabetics?

Ask the Nutritionist: How do we adjust a low FODMAP diet to be suitable for diabetics?

How do we adjust a low FODMAP diet to be suitable for diabetics? Following and managing two different diets can be stressful! Diabetes and IBS are completely different in aetiology, and require different methods of medical/diet intervention. However, following a diet to accommodate for both conditions is doable! You simply have to adjust your low FODMAP diet to suit diabetes management, by modifying the portion sizes of different food groups. Here’s a guide to assist you in adjusting your low-fodmap diet: The low FODMAP Diet And Diabetes Carbohydrates: As you may know, many carbohydrates contain FODMAPs and may cause IBS symptoms....

Apr 25, 2017 1 comment

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Ask the Nutritionist: What nutrients are missing from the FODMAP diet? What is the best low fodmap food that will give us more nutrients for the value?

Looking for the best low fodmap food for your FODMAP diet? As the low-fodmap diet varies significantly between one individual to another, nutritional deficits may also differ. As a general guide, low-fodmap diets are shown to be deficient in dietary fiber, calcium, antioxidants, vitamin C, phenolic acids from wheat, and vitamin D. If this diet is followed for a longer period, it is extremely essential to try to replenish these missing nutrients in order to optimize your health. However, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to what high-fodmap food can give you the best nutrients. One individual may experience IBS symptoms...

Apr 25, 2017 1 comment

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