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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Dec 5, 2017

Lauren Renlund is a registered dietitian and nutrition coach from Ontario, Canada. Lauren suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and has used the low FODMAP diet to improve her symptoms. Lauren offers nutrition counselling and coaching sessions in person and remotely. You can find Lauren on her blog and social media. Check the show-notes for this episode for more details and links.

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Jun 20, 2017

RD Erin Peisach is specialised in Functional Bowel Disorders and her specialties include GERD, IBS, SIBO, Crohn's, Colitis, Celiac, and EoE.  Her aim is to educate her clients and guide them through five key areas: diet, supplements, physical activity, sleep and stress management.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Erin's own struggles with digestive issues.
  • How Erin realised that the low FODMAP diet helped her clients suffering from IBS more than other diets?
  • What is a Functional Bowel Disorders?
  • Erin's approach in treating teenagers and young adults.
  • The difference between acid reflux and GERD.
  • Erin's tips to heal acid reflux without medication.
  • How stress affects the digestive system?
  • The importance of finding the root cause of symptoms.
  • The difference between lactose intolerance, dairy allergy and dairy intolerance.
  • Can probiotics help IBS sufferers?

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May 30, 2017

Stephanie Clairmont is a registered dietitian from Toronto, Canada. She's a mum, wife, yoga lover, dog owner and passionate about helping people suffering with digestive health issues. After suffering for years with IBS herself, Stephanie now shares all her insights from personal and professional experience to help others better manage IBS, Crohn's, colitis and other digestive health issues.

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • Stephanie’s IBS story and journey into the low FODMAP diet.
  • Why it is so useful to see a dietitian who has personally experienced IBS and followed a low FODMAP diet themselves?
  • Why the low FODMAP diet is not for life and why it’s important to reintroduce FODMAPs into your diet to identify triggers?
  • Answers to real questions sent in from listeners of this podcast.
  • Is a sugar-free diet recommended in addition to the low FODMAP diet, when suffering from IBS?
  • Should natural sugars be completely avoided on the low FODMAP diet?
  • Tips for following the low FODMAP diet and the GERD diet when you’re eating out .
  • How is the GERD diet different from the low FODMAP diet?
  • Why it’s so important to identify your trigger food as quickly as possible?
  • How long should you follow a low FODMAP diet and what comes next?
  • What should you do if you’ve been following the low FODMAP diet for too long and you are scared about challenging high FODMAP food?
  • How can the Beyond FODMAPs Insider’s Club membership community help those suffering from digestive issues?
  • Which resources does Stephanie’s offers on her website to help those starting a low FODMAP diet?

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May 16, 2017

In this episode Dietitian Laura Manning and author Karen Frazier enlighten IBS sufferers through their book The Flexible FODMAP Diet Cookbook, which offers over 100 tasty and nutritious FODMAP friendly recipes, that can be customised depending if you are prevalent IBS-D or IBS-C and can also accommodate other food intolerance, in addition to FODMAPs (GERD, SIBO and more).

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why did Karen keep on putting on weight despite following a very healthy diet?
  • Which health issues does Karen suffer from?
  • Why was Laura truly enlightened when the low FODMAP diet came about?
  • How Karen and Laura’s cookbook differ from most other low FODMAP cookbooks?
  • Reasons why a lot of IBS sufferers lose weight.
  • What is hypermotility and how can it affect your day-to-day activities?
  • What is dysbiosis of the gut?
  • Tips on how to reduce bloating.
  • How to adjust low FODMAP recipes to help with other health issues? 
  • Why planning and preparation are so important to be successful on a low FODMAP diet?
  • How to avoid the fear of starting a low FODMAP diet.
  • Karen and Laura’s favourite recipes from the book.
  • What are the main struggles for IBS sufferers’ starting a low FODMAP diet?

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May 2, 2017

My guest Laura Stonehouse and her young daughter are both IBS sufferers and have been following a modified low FODMAP diet for many years to reduce their symptoms. Laura hasa blog called Our House for Tea with articles, videos, and recipes, as well as a very beautiful book that is also called Our House for Tea- Real Life Low FODMAP and Free From Family Cookery..

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How did Laura came across the low FODMAP diet?
  • How Laura helps also her young daughter to manage her IBS symptoms.
  • What is her Our House For Tea book about?
  • Laura's top 5 Low FODMAP Diet life hacks for busy people.
  • How to make low FODMAP tortillas.
  • Why does Laura put coconut milk in her pizza base?
  • Cooking low FODMAP recipes in the slow cooker.
  • How to have convenient and safe food ready in a moment.
  • Fantastic recipes for family cooking that are quick and delicious!
  • How Laura includes the entire family in the excitement of coming up with delicious recipes for all.

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Apr 18, 2017

Chloe Adams is a gastroenterology dietitian from the UK, who has post graduate training in medical conditions affecting the digestive system and accredited training in the delivery of the Low FODMAP Diet at King’s College London.

Chloe loves being able to have such a positive impact on people’s lives and she is very passionate about her job. Something else that Chloe enjoys very much is preparing tasty foods that are also healthy and friendly for our digestive system. This is why she has created a blog called “Tummy Love” where she shares recipes suitable for digestive issues, reviews suitable products, as well as sharing evidence-based information and advice aimed on improving digestive comfort through lifestyle change.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How did Chloe come across the low FODMAP diet?
  • What exactly is SIBO and what is its link to IBS?
  • Do SIBO and IBS have similar symptoms and does IBS cause SIBO or vice versa?
  • How is SIBO diagnosed and is there a cure?
  • How does the low FODMAP diet help those with SIBO and how does Chloe use it to treat her patients?
  • How and when are probiotics best used to treat IBS and SIBO?
  • Why is it essential to use a high-fibre diet in tandem with a low FODMAP diet for IBS-C sufferers?
  • Does the low FODMAP diet benefit those who suffer from IBS-C?
  • Why does Chloe recommend linseed?
  • What to watch out for in gluten free bread.

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Apr 5, 2017

Today's guest is Australian entrepreneur, filmmaker, author and wellness advocate Joe Cross.

He is very known for his incredible health transformation, featured in his very successful film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, which has been watched by over 25 million people around the world. In his movie he talks about his journey back to health by following a 60-day fresh juice fast, while travelling across the United States.

After the phenomenal success of his first movie, my guest created a health and lifestyle company to help other people with their health journey and he has also published several books about juicing, including a New York Times bestseller, and directed two more feature documentaries: Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 and The Kids Menu.

Together with Joe, we also have registered dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach, Isabel Smith. Isabel is also the Founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition and she is the Nutritionist at Reboot with Joe.

In this episode you'll learn:


  • Joe’s journey back to health with plant-based food and juicing.
  • Why did Joe decided to choose the 60-day juicing?
  • How easy is it to continue following a healthy diet after the juicing period?
  • How important is it to reset your microbiome?
  • What nutrients do we get from juicing?
  • What factors contribute to illness?
  • How safe is juicing for IBS sufferers and those following the low FODMAP diet?
  • How many days should you stay on a diet of juices or smoothies?
  • Juicing versus blending, what's best for IBS sufferers?
  • How does fibre affect IBS sufferers?
  • What is Reboot with Joe all about?
  • What is the Fasting Mimicking Diet?
  • What is ProLon?
  • What are the six lifestyle choices that will prolong your life and make you healthier?
  • What is it 23andMe and what are the benefits?
  • And much more!

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Mar 21, 2017

In this episode I interview Steven J. Singer, an accomplished entrepreneur from Montreal, Canada.

Steven is the co-founder of the very famous Glutino Foods, America's premier gluten-free food company which he started from scratch in the late 1990’s and grew to a very successful business, soon becoming the leader in gluten-free products across North America. More recently, Steven founded another business, and this is what makes it very interesting for those who are on the low FODMAP diet just like me, because FODY Food Company is America's first low FODMAP food company. During this interview I have the pleasure of talking to Steven about why he decided to get into this new venture and how his products can help IBS sufferers to avoid those dreadful symptoms.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How did Steven get into the food industry and the FODMAP space?
  • Which products are available at FODY Food Co.?
  • Where can FODY products be found?
  • Why FODY Food has certified their products?
  • What is the 'safe' quantity of low FODMAP food that IBS sufferers can consume before triggering symptoms?
  • Why did FODY Food decide to have their pasta sauces made in Italy?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges facing a new product launch in a niche market?
  • What are some tips for those planning to launch low FODMAP products?
  • Why should IBS sufferer reach out to a low FODMAP authority and dietitian?
  • Where did the brand name FODY come from and what is the message behind the bird logo?
  • What does the future hold for the international expansion of FODY?
  • What does it take to be successful in the food business?
  • How can you be one of the first to receive new products to your doorstep?

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Mar 7, 2017

Lauren Renlund is a registered dietitian and nutrition coach from Ontario, Canada. She is also a food lover and blogs about good food and digestive health issues under the name The Tummy Troubles Dietitian. She was diagnosed with IBS in 2014 and used the low FODMAP diet to improve her symptoms and identify her food intolerances. After that, she started a blog to share her experiences and suitable recipes. Lauren offers nutrition counselling and coaching sessions in person and remotely, both by telephone and Skype, and works with her patients to create a personally tailored nutrition plan.  Lauren's key messages for her blog are: 

  1. You don't have to be embarrassed of your tummy troubles;
  2. You're not alone in your struggles;
  3. You can use nutrition to help manage symptoms and improve your health.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How Lauren came across the low FODMAP diet?
  • How stomach bugs are connected to IBS symptoms?
  • Why IBS sufferers shouldn’t be ashamed their issues?
  • What was Lauren’s motivation for starting her blog?
  • What are some tips for IBS sufferers to live a happier life?
  • Why the re-challenge and reintroduction phase is so important.
  • How Lauren’s passion for food came back after the initial disappointed of realising that many of her favourite foods would need to be restricted?
  • What are the differences between traditional dietary recommendations and low FODMAP diet recommendations?
  • What is gut microbiome and how important is it?.
  • Why probiotics should not be taken during the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet?
  • Do juice cleanses and detox teas work?

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Feb 21, 2017

My guest, Dr. Glenda Bishop, is a registered nutritionist, a wellness coach, a behavioural neuroscientist, a personal trainer and an educator who helps people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome live a less irritable life. Glenda was diagnosed with IBS twenty five years ago and follows the low FODMAP diet to keep her IBS under control --  along with exercise, stress management, and other techniques. Glenda is also the author of the website A Less Irritable Life and works with her clients to create personalised solution, for living a healthy life with IBS.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Who is Glenda Bishop and how did she come across the low FODMAP diet?
  • What is Glenda’s Four Step Snack Builder?
  • What are some great low FODMAP treats you can have for snacks?
  • What things can trigger IBS apart from FODMAPs?
  • Should alcohol be avoided, if you’re suffering from IBS?
  • Can alcohol be used in cooking if you have IBS?
  • Are carbonated beverages IBS triggers?
  • Should coffee be avoided even though it is not high FODMAP?
  • Why should IBS sufferers be looking at a personalised solution?
  • How important is it to keep track of your FODMAPs throughout the day?
  • How much time is generally needed to get IBS under control?

“The more positive you are about your condition and the more accepting you are of what it is and how you can help it, the easier it is to manage your IBS.” –Glenda Bishop

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Feb 14, 2017

On today's podcast, I have the pleasure to interview Helen Bremner, a very experienced registered hypnotherapist and intensive care nurse from the U.K. Helen created the only N.H.S. primary care hypnotherapy service for IBS.

Helen's work had 97% success rate of reduced symptoms and 100% patients satisfaction. 

 In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is hypnotherapy?
  • How is hypnotherapy distinguished from hypnosis?
  • How hypnotherapy compliments other treatments for IBS?
  • What is the exact connection of IBS and hypnotherapy?
  • How can hypnotherapy help IBS sufferers in general?
  • What is Helen’s method of handling IBS sufferers through hypnotherapy?
  • How many sessions of hypnotherapy are needed on average to help overcome IBS?
  • How Helen developed successful courses to help other hypnotherapists to treat IBS sufferers.

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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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Jan 31, 2017

Dietitians Hannah and Janet from England, have created Fodify Foods, a range of low FODMAP products, which are so convenient, when we are too busy to cook from scratch.

In this episode, our two lovely guests Hannah and Janet, share their knowledge and wisdom about the low FODMAP diet and explain how their personal experiences led them to create a delicious range of low FODMAP spice mixes and sauces to add convenience to the sometimes time-consuming process of cooking a low FODMAP diet from scratch, for people suffering from IBS.

Check out this episode to hear all about Hannah and Janet’s journey!

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Can accumulations of low FODMAP foods throughout the day trigger IBS?
  • Is it possible to tolerate FODMAPs but still incur IBS symptoms?
  • How to identify IBS trigger foods when symptoms sometimes develop after several hours (and a few meals later).
  • Is it beneficial to see dietitians who have had personal experience with IBS and the low FODMAP diet?
  • How can you prepare before going to see a dietitian for the first time?
  • What are the three main points to focus on before seeing a dietitian?
  • Why you should visit your GP before seeing a dietitian?
  • Is it possible for food intolerances to develop later on in life?
  • Why is it important to not follow the low FODMAP elimination phase for too long?
  • Does everyone benefit from the low FODMAP diet?
  • Why should you have some high FODMAP food, if you can tolerate them?
  • Why is it possibly more important to have expert guidance throughout the reintroduction phase than the elimination phase?
  • What sugars and sweeteners are okay for those following the low FODMAP diet?
  • What are some tips to follow to lose weight while on the low FODMAP diet?
  • Why did Hannah and Janet start Fodify Foods?
  • What products does Fodify Foods offers and where can they be found?

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