Do you know someone who suffers from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)? It’s a condition that’s more common than you might think, and the symptoms include everything from gas and constipation to diarrhea. But there’s good news: The low FODMAP diet can help to relieve it’s many unpleasant GI symptoms. Join me for a deep dive into the latest IBS diet interventions with my guest, gut guru, Kate Scarlata, RDN.
Kate Scarlata is a registered dietitian and author of the new book, The Low-FODMAP Diet Step by Step. She is a New York Times bestselling author and has over 25 years’ experience working in digestive health. She is a world-renowned low-FODMAP diet and gut health expert, and her passion is to advocate for her patients and others who have gut disorders. Part of her advocacy work includes a grassroots campaign she started called, I Believe in Your Story, which has helped raise research funding for IBS and awareness. her lineup of books includes, The 21-Day Tummy Diet, The 21-Day Tummy Cookbook, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well with IBS, and The Low-FODMAP Diet Step by Step. On today’s show, Kate walks us through the symptoms and triggers of IBS, the ins and outs of the low FODMAP diet, and a delicious low FODMAP-friendly recipe for shrimp and broccoli stir fry.
“Remember, the diet is a temporary learning situation for your body.”
Kate Scarlata, RDN
COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY: We’re giving away a copy of The Low-FODMAP Diet Step by Step by Kate Scarlata, RDN and Dede Wilson. The book features 130 recipes including, Maple Dijon Pork Chops with Root Vegetable Mash, Shrimp & Broccoli Stir-Fry, Quinoa Tabouli, Huevos Rancheros, and Chocolate Walnut Brownies. You won’t feel deprived on this diet, even for a second! Post a comment at the end of this blog post and tell me why you want to win the book and/or how the low FODMAP diet has helped you or someone you know manage IBS.
I’ll pick the winner (U.S. only, please) on July 25th.
- Kate’s 30-year career in nutrition. She’s a mom of three grown kids.
- How she grew up the youngest of nine kids and what family dinner was like in her large family.
- IBS affects 1 in 5 Americans. It’s a motility disorder in which food doesn’t move through the intestines like it should.
- People with IBS experience poor regulation between the gut and the brain. The symptoms include bellyache, constipation, gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
- The causes are not clear, but there seems to be a genetic component to IBS, and there may be a connection to food-borne illness.
- It’s important to rule out other disorders first. Treatment may include psyllium husk (Metamucil), the low-FODMAP diet, probiotics, medications, or antibiotics.
- FODMAPs are a group of commonly mal-absorbed carbohydrates that are “fast food” for gut bacteria.
- Common high FODMAP foods to avoid are watermelon, apples, pears, mango, asparagus, artichokes, wheat, onion, and cabbage.
- Following the low-FODMAP diet is a temporary. IBS patients typically follow the diet for 2 to 4 weeks. They then add FODMAPs back slowly to identify the biggest triggers. For many low FODMAP resources, check out Kate’s website.
- Kate’s personal story about how the low FODMAP diet helped her.
- Kate shares success stories, the role of exercise and yoga in IBS, and how sugar affects IBS
- The Low-FODMAP Diet cookbook includes 130 recipes (Click here for Kate’s Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry recipe). Kate’s favorites include Peanut Noodles, Cheesy Grits, and Chocolate Walnut Brownies.
- Why it’s important to talk about these issues. Don’t shy away from poop talk.
- Kate recommends eating mostly whole foods, less heavily processed foods, and minimal emulsifiers.
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