Low FODMAP Diet and IBS Podcast

Are you suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and struggle to find a way to manage your symptoms? If your answer is yes, you are just like me, a few years ago. Now I control my horrible IBS symptoms mainly by following a low FODMAP diet. In the Low FODMAP Diet and IBS Podcast, we will hear from IBS and low FODMAP Diet experts and also different stories from people who are suffering from IBS and have been following a Low FODMAP Diet to manage their IBS issues. You can find me at
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Feb 7, 2017

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Heather Van Vorous has been suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) from the early age of nine and even after being diagnosed many years later, she was unable to get any help or find any information to relieve her symptoms.

Heather understands what it means suffering from IBS and the emotional and physical pain it can create in people’s lives and she has an ongoing personal interest in helping others with bowel disorders, so that they don't have to suffer as long as she did.

After a great deal of research she has become a health and special diet cookbook author and developed successful organic medical foods for managing IBS symptoms.

Heather is also the founder of which is the largest IBS organisation in the world.

Learn more from Heather's journey and her fight to gain back a happy and healthy life.

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • Heather’s struggles with IBS that began at the age of nine years old.
  • What is the difference between the IBS diet and the low FODMAP diet?
  • Why is it important to find your personal tolerance threshold.
  • What are the differences between soluble and insoluble fibre and which fibres can cause IBS symptoms?
  • What foods contain soluble fibres and what food contain insoluble fibres?
  • Why IBS sufferers need to minimise fatty foods?
  • How peppermint oil capsules can help IBS symptoms?
  • Why we need prebiotics?
  • Why a lot of food contain high FODMAP prebiotics?
  • What are the benefits of fibres, herbal teas, and peppermint oil capsules and how are these products used most effectively?
  • Why taking peppermint oil on a full stomach may result in heartburn?
  • What is the best way and the best time to use natural supplements and herbal teas to soothe your tummy?

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