3 most common FODMAP Challenge mistakes
Ultimately, in terms of mental and physical health, wellbeing and longevity, the research is strong that food variety is an important part of a healthy diet and a healthy gut microbiome. The FODMAP diet has three phases with the goal of achieving maximum variety and minimal symptoms.
How a Low FODMAP Diet Can Help with Painful Bloating
A low FODMAP diet is a nutritional intervention that has been shown to scientifically reduce IBS symptoms, particularly pain and bloating, in up to 86% of those who have this condition. Fortunately, there are several certified low FODMAP foods and snacks, such as BelliWelli snack bars to help make the low FODMAP diet easier to follow.
Mental Health and The Gut: Interactions between Stressful & Traumatic Experiences and IBS
Research has shown extensively over the years that leaky gut syndrome is linked to serious conditions and diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Turns out, science is uncovering that the connection between our guts and our emotions is just as strong (and vice versa).
How to Boost your Immunity with Nutrition and Lifestyle
These past couple of years have not been easy for us which is why it is even more important to have compassion and patience within ourselves. Stress can negatively affect our immunity and should therefore be worked on to manage and prevent adverse effects to our health and well-being.
IBS is labeled as a disorder of the gut-brain interaction, and what it means is that there is a communication problem between the brain and the gut, causing problems such as, gut motility, heightened sensitivity, alternating bowel habits, general discomfort, etc.
In the past we have always thought that the gut-brain connection was a one-way street, our brain commands our gut. Newer research suggests it is actually a 2 way communication, from brain to gut, and from gut to brain.
3 ways to kickstart the low FODMAP diet
A major mistake many make when starting the low FODMAP diet is jumping into it unprepared, which can cause overwhelm and frustration with the diet itself. Many times this can lead to abandoning the diet before seeing the results one may be looking for. Another effect of jumping in unprepared is poor nutrition, due to the restrictions involved during the elimination phase.
Instead of making these mistakes as you consider this approach, here are 3 ways to kickstart the low FODMAP diet so you can feel confident and get the results you want.
Fiber and Probiotics
Both fiber and probiotics are important to add into your diet to improve your digestive health. In this article, we will discuss what fiber and probiotics are, why they are beneficial, and how you can add them into your diet to improve your gut health.
The Importance for Gut Health in Autism
Working with a dietitian who is familiar with autism can help parents expand their child’s diet and build a positive relationship with food, rather than causing traumatic experiences by forcing a child to eat or removing all of their safe foods in an attempt to get them to eat something new. Expanding the diet to whole, high-fiber foods can help promote gut health, improve nutrient levels, and help the child feel better and thrive.
Sugars, Sweeteners & the Low FODMAP Diet
Let’s talk sugars and sweeteners. The GREAT news is that there are many sugars and sweeteners with low FODMAP serving sizes, that are even appropriate for the Elimination Phase. Got a sweet tooth? This article is for you! No need to feel deprived.
Your IBS Survival Kit
It can be a stressful experience being out on the go or in a social situation and feel the symptoms of IBS come on. Having an IBS ‘emergency kit’ on hand, can be a literal LIFESAVER and help minimize those feelings of anxiety and allow you to be present and able to enjoy yourself.