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Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low FODMAP Chocolate Chip Cookies

I often find that people either love potlucks or hate them. Either you know the perfect dish to bring, or you spend hours worrying about what is an acceptable dish to bring. You ask yourself: what is considered a big enough portion? Are people going to like the dish I bring? Does it have to be homemade, or is it acceptable to opt for some store bought snacks? Although potlucks are supposed to be a fun get together, they can often be more stressful than desired. In addition when trying to stick to a low FODMAP diet, a whole new layer of stress is added. It can be difficult to distinguish which platters are low-FODMAP and which are not. Especially when your co-worker won’t share that...

How Prebiotics Help Gut Health

How Prebiotics Help Gut Health

Do you take a probiotic for gut health every day? Let me stop you righttttt there. While probiotics may be helpful in managing specific conditions – what REALLY matters when it comes to gut health are ‘prebiotics’. See the difference there? Pre, versus Pro. Many of you may know that probiotics are living bacteria. However, when I say the word ‘pre’biotic – people often give me a funny look. No, I’m not just pronouncing probiotic incorrectly, pre and probiotics are two different things! (to throw some confusion in the mix ‘post-biotics’ is now a thing too). So, what are ‘prebiotics’? Prebiotics are beneficial compounds that act as food for bacteria and can improve our health. Prebiotics are undigestible parts of food that reach the colon without being absorbed, for...

How To Start On The Low FODMAP Diet

How to start on the low FODMAP diet

So you’ve been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and have been told to start on the low FODMAP diet? As a dietitian, I’m thrilled that more people are being referred in the direction of ‘food first, medication second’ for IBS management. In fact, the low FODMAP diet has been shown to improve symptoms in approximately 50-75% of patients who implement it under dietitian supervision and support. However, the majority of patients suggested to follow the low FODMAP diet are not given the resources and tools needed to implement it safely and effectively! Awareness is growing around the low FODMAP diet – and with that, so too are the resources and foods available to help patients get started on the low FODMAP diet. Today, in partnership with Rachel Pauls...

Non Pharmacological Strategies For IBSD Managment

Non-Pharmacological Strategies for IBS-D Management

Believe it or not, roughly 20% of the population have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Of this, we see that about half the IBS patients at Ignite Nutrition fall under the umbrella of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) or have symptoms that alternate between diarrhea and constipation (IBS-M). Diarrhea predominant IBS can be SO frustrating to manage. Loose stools cause urgency, which causes stress, which tends to make symptoms worse!   IBS-D Management - Our Approach At Ignite, we first approach diarrhea management from 3 perspectives. how quick the gut moves (motility) stool consistency working on abdominal pain and cramping that is so common when your bowels tend to empty quickly! Today we are going to be discussing exactly how we manage IBS-D, as well as discussing some non-pharmacological options. At...

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Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

These low FODMAP Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats are a go-to in our house (and a HUGE hit on our 5 day low FODMAP and gut health menu plan).  We created these for the Husky Wellness Fair event in 2018. Why I LOVE this recipe: the whole family can enjoy it it's make ahead - the perfect grab and go recipe it's versatile! Switch up the ingredients for what's in your pantry! It's balanced - with fibre, protein, and fat It's a good source of resistant starch, good for your gut microbiota! Save Print Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats Author: Andrea Hardy, RD Serves: 4   Ingredients 1 ½ cup rolled oats...

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Why the Low FODMAP Diet stops working | #AskADietitian

This week on #AskADietitian we covered Why the Low FODMAP Diet stops working sometimes! This can be SO frustrating - but don't fret - there's many ways you can get back on track! Working with a dietitian to individualize care and get to the bottom of your problems. Work with one of our team today! Watch the short video now! Top Reasons Why the Low FODMAP Diet Stops Working Stress Alterations in gut health Staying on the elimination phase too long Hormonal changes/menstrual cycle Sleep Exercise Medication changes Getting help with your Digestive Issues Ultimately, the low FODMAP diet is challenging. Working with a dietitian, especially when you are having troubles figuring out your symptoms can be SUPER helpful. We can individualize your nutrition recommendations to your symptoms, and really...

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Dietitians as Gut Health Ambassadors

Guys. This is not my usual post. Today, I'm sharing with you my interview with Gut Microbiota for Health. I attended their conference in Rome in March, and spoke to a group of dietitians in a plenary session on dietitians and their role as gut health ambassadors. There were over 80 dietitians and gastroenterologists from around the world, in my session - and I was SO nervous! I was the last talk of the day, and shared with my colleagues how we can connect with patients to get them thinking about their gut health in wellness, and in disease. Get a glimpse of my gut health interview here: If you have a GI disorder - like IBS, Crohn's, colitis, or are interested in reducing your risk of developing...

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7 things you can do to support someone on the low FODMAP diet

The low FODMAP diet, or really any medically necessary diet, can be really isolating. It can make you feel alone, misunderstood, and a giant inconvenience. While you’re busy navigating one of the most restrictive, non-sensical diets out there – you not only have to content with label reading, picking the right foods, and making a shift to your planning – but you ALSO have to navigate the impacts it has on your relationships at work, at home, and when you go out with friends. While most people are well-meaning (often in their desire to understand and relate) their questions can put you on edge. Make you feel judged, singled out, and unheard. As someone who counsels patients, it’s not the diet changes (though hard!) that are the most...

Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp

Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp

It is finally that time of the year when we get to dust off the old BBQ and put out the patio chairs! Summer has arrived and it is time to soak up all the sun we can get! Starting the low FODMAP diet in the summer can be frustrating with all the things we typically grill, which is why we created this super simple, crowd-pleasing low FODMAP grilled shrimp recipe! This recipe works great as an appetizer for those Sunday potlucks with friends, or a light dinner when served on top of your favourite grain. It is simple and delicious. What more could you ask for? Give it a try! Low FODMAP Grilled Shrimp Recipe adapted from Delicious As It Looks. Save Print Low-FODMAP Grilled...

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Long Term Low FODMAP | A Dietitian Explains

Living with gut symptoms is miserable. They are painful, embarrassing and awkward. It’s not surprising that when people find relief on the low FODMAP diet, they want to stay on it forever. BUT, this is over restrictive, in most cases totally unnecessary and even detrimental to gut health. My name is Joanna Baker, I’m a FODMAP expert dietitian from Everyday Nutrition in Melbourne, Australia and today Andrea has kindly asked me to contribute some info on reintroducing FODMAPs back into your diet. What’s the deal with FODMAP cut offs? You probably know by now that: We can test foods in a laboratory to see what the FODMAP content is. We also have plenty of research telling us what people with IBS will tolerate before they start loosening their...