Kate MaleTitle: Kate MaleCondition: IBS, Colonic Inertia, SIBODiagnosed Year: 2013Foods I Love:Raspberries Papaya Pumpkin Seeds Kimchi Pumpkin Smoked SalmonFoods I Avoid:Garlic Onion Refined Sugar Most Nuts Wheat DairyMy Recipes & Articles5 Top Tips for Traveling with IBS, Worry-Free on July 27, 2019When an IBS Attack Strikes, These Solutions May Just Save Your Gut on September 18, 2015Zesty Lemon Crêpe Cake (gluten-free, low-fodmap) on August 10, 2015Low-FODMAP Quiche with a Twist on May 6, 2015Soothing Chicken Soup (low-fodmap) on April 17, 2015Roasted Winter Pumpkin with Quinoa and Spiced Veggies on March 11, 2015Thai Lemongrass Coconut Soup (Low FODMAP) on February 3, 2015Oil-free Raspberry Dressing (Low FODMAP) on January 30, 2015Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge (Low FODMAP) on January 23, 2015My StoryFrom a very young age, I suffered with severely slow digestion. I was in and out of the hospital throughout my childhood and was prescribed copious amounts of laxatives, without ever being diagnosed with a specific condition. As a teenager I became addicted to the laxatives, which made the situation worse and I became caught in a vicious cycle. Two years ago my digestive issues got much worse and I was unable to eat or function on a day-to-day basis, as I was in pain 24/7. I decided to go back through all the tests again with the hope that my doctors could find a definitive condition that I could then learn to manage. I finally got a diagnosis, which concluded that I had low serotonin levels, contributing to colonic inertia, IBS-C and reoccurring SIBO. I now take Resolor (Prucalopride), for my serotonin levels, but I predominantly manage my digestion by following a low FODMAP diet and exercising everyday. I’m now able to enjoy life for the first time without being in pain or discomfort. I trained as a nutritionist, to improve my understanding of the link between food and digestion. Living with an invisible illness is hard and I want to share my knowledge to help others like myself. I believe the body is a complex tool, but only requires just a little management to keep it in working order.