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How to Make Low FODMAP Kimchi at Home

June 6, 2022

As a gut health dietitian, I often encourage my patients to include ‘living foods’ in their diets to help support overall gut health. Kimchi is a perfect example of a living food, as the fermentation process encourages the production of gut-friendly bacteria. This easy low FODMAP kimchi recipe is…

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10+ Tips for Eating Out on the Low FODMAP Diet

May 25, 2022

Whether you’re looking to dine out at a restaurant or grab fast food takeout, you might be wondering if you can while on a low FODMAP diet. Read on for tips from a registered dietitian on how you can avoid eating high FODMAP foods while eating outside of your home!…

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10 Low FODMAP Granola Bars (+ Recipe)

May 6, 2022

Ever wonder which granola bars are low FODMAP? This post has everything you need to know – I’m sharing a list of popular, store-bought low FODMAP granola bars that are perfect for snacks. Plus, a recipe to make your own homemade low FODMAP granola bars! As a registered dietitian who…

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Good for Your Gut Low FODMAP Potato Salad

April 26, 2022

This is a favourite prebiotic recipe of mine and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a cold potato salad? What are prebiotics? You might be familiar with probiotics – the gut-supportive bacteria that live in your digestive tract and keep you healthy. But what are prebiotics? As a…

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Soy and the Low FODMAP Diet: What to Eat and Avoid

April 11, 2022

When it comes to the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet, soy is listed on many “avoid” lists. But is soy always a no-go for low FODMAP diet recipes? The short answer: it depends! Soybeans are high in fermentable carbohydrates called oligosaccharides – mainly galacto-oligosaccharides…

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What is a Low Histamine Diet?

April 4, 2022

Histamine is a food chemical naturally found in many of the things that we eat on a day-to-day basis. It is normal to consume this food chemical and for most people the histamine that we consume goes on to be broken down by an enzyme called diamine oxidase (DAO). This…

3 IBS Approved, Low FODMAP Breakfast Ideas

March 15, 2022

It’s a myth that you can’t create delicious breakfasts following the low FODMAP diet for IBS! Navigating your way through how to manage IBS symptoms and eat the foods you like can be stressful, especially during breakfast time. Breakfast provides your body the first source of…

Apple Cider Vinegar - Does it Have Gut Health Benefits?

Should I Take Apple Cider Vinegar for Gut Health?

March 8, 2022

Is apple cider vinegar actually good for gut health? Hear from dietetics student Amy Pun (post reviewed and updated by Andrea Hardy, registered dietitian) on what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to the benefits of apple cider vinegar—like whether it prevents inflammation, improves the gut microbiome, and what…

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Collagen Benefits for Gut Health

February 7, 2022

Let’s have a chit chat about collagen. Like many nutrients before it, collagen is having a MAJOR moment in the health and wellness industry. It seems almost every friend, relative, and celebrity is hopping on the collagen train for various reasons – primarily in regards to skin, hair, and joint…

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Low Fodmap Sunshine Breakfast Bowl

January 29, 2022

Starting your day with a little bit of citrus and coconut is the perfect way to brighten your morning! Often it is seen that following a Low FODMAP diet requires elimination of foods you love, but portion size is everything! You don’t need to sacrifice your favourite flavours with the…