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Written By: Joanna Baker, a Dietician and Registered Nurse who works with Everyday Nutrition to help people with digestive issues

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.

3 most common FODMAP Challenge mistakes

Written By: Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN, LDN, a US-based dietitian and New York Times Best Selling author specializing in gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerance

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.

How a Low FODMAP Diet Can Help with Painful Bloating

Written By: Laura Martin, an IBS-Anxiety And Trauma Specialist and founder of Healing to Happy

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).

Mental Health and The Gut: Interactions between Stressful & Traumatic Experiences and IBS

Written By: Rebecca Goodrich, a registered dietitian who specializes in gastrointestinal conditions such as IBS and IBD

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.

How to Boost your Immunity with Nutrition and Lifestyle

Written By: Jessie Wong, a registered dietitian who specializes in irritable bowel syndrome

Gut-Brain Connection

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. 

Gut-Brain Connection

Written By: Erin Judge, RDN - founder of Gutivate, a virtual nutrition practice that helps those with IBS and other digestive disorders

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. 

3 ways to kickstart the low FODMAP diet

Written By: Becky Davies, an IBS Nutritionist with a Master’s in Nutrition and Education from Columbia University

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.

Fiber and Probiotics

Written By: Brittyn Coleman, MS, RDN/LD, CLT. CEO & Founder of Autism Dietitian and the Autism Nutrition Library

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.

The Importance for Gut Health in Autism

Written By: Dédé Wilson, a professional recipe developer, cookbook author, low FODMAP diet educator, and co-founder of FODMAP Everyday®

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.

Sugars, Sweeteners & the Low FODMAP Diet

Written By: Chelsea McCallum, an Australian based RD with an interest in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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. 

Your IBS Survival Kit