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 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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