Author Archives: FODMAPLife

The Magic of Bone Broth: Why Anyone with Digestive Issues Should Make a Batch Today

By Colleen Francioli

You may be hearing a lot of buzz around bone broth lately. It’s definitely a trending food right now, but actually, bone broth or stock has been used for centuries to help heal illnesses and treat stomach ailments. While there may not be solid scientific evidence supporting its health benefits, I personally have found it helps my IBS symptoms. And I’m not alone. I’ve heard from many people w

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The Diet That Changed My Life with IBS and Improved My Thyroid Symptoms

By Colleen Francioli

I’ve struggled with a lot of health issues over the years. I have IBS, Hashimoto’s, and had three different major surgeries in the past 10 years that left me left feeling weak, stressed out and depressed. My IBS, especially, was affecting my work, mood, exercise habits, and my relationship with food. My life felt out of control, and I didn’t know what to do about it. I knew something had to

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What the Heck is the Low-FODMAP Diet? An Expert Explains

Many people are living in pain right now and are unaware their discomfort could be due to consuming onions, garlic, wheat, apples, lactose, sugar-free candy, or other foods high in FODMAPs. Pain and symptoms can include constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and distension, lower back pain, lack of sleep, stress, sexual dysfunction, missed work days, and an overall disinterest in social activities

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