No onion and garlic but still delicious

People might avoid eating onion and garlic temporarily, while they are on the elimination phase of the FODMAPs diet for IBS.  Or, they might avoid onion and garlic longterm, if the challenge phase of the FODMAPs diet shows them they don’t tolerate the fructans which onion and garlic are rich in. It’s not usually until … Read more

It might not be the gluten

Ever feel that you have digestive problems after you eat wheat in bread or pasta?  When this happens, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that it’s the protein gluten that causes the gas, bloating, cramping and abdominal pain which some people experience after eating wheat.  However, there is a growing body of evidence in … Read more

FODMAPs diet: can it alleviate IBS?

If your doctor has ever said you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), or if you suffer from chronic bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation, learn how the FODMAPs diet might be able to help you. When I started counselling, I was struck by the gap between the hope of IBS sufferers for relief through diet modifications and … Read more