Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes a group of conditions whose two main forms are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These diseases cause inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract and disrupt the body’s capacity to digest and absorb nutrients. People with IBD may experience acute periods of symptoms (active phase) and other periods when […]
When following a low-FODMAP* diet, some foods need to be avoided or should only be consumed in certain quantities. Thanks to our lists of foods to avoid and foods you can eat, or the Monash application, it is easy to identify which individual foods should be avoided, such as honey, wheat pasta, or white beans. Where […]
If you follow a low FODMAP* diet you certainly know that there is a very specific protocol to follow. Namely, the elimination phase of FODMAPs, then, once the symptoms disappear, the reintroduction tests phase by following a well-established protocol in order to identify the families of FODMAPs that give you symptoms. Finally, there is the maintenance […]
Abdominal meteorism, an increase in the volume of the abdomen due to the accumulation of intestinal gas, is one of the most common symptoms of troubled digestive function and can affect almost one in every two people. The causes can be numerous, sometimes it can be a symptom of a more or less serious disease, […]
If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, you may decide to follow a low-FODMAP* diet. Eating a low-FODMAP diet requires replacing some of your daily foods. If you are used to using all-purpose white flour in your recipes, it will need to be set aside as it is high in fructans and GOS (2 families of […]
If your digestive system causes you to suffer: diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas…, you have most likely already tried supplements of all kinds, and with varying results, to help relieve your symptoms. As you have walked through the natural supplements aisles of your local pharmacy or health food store you may have already noticed digestive enzymes […]
If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you may know that a low-FODMAP* diet can help you to reduce your digestive symptoms. You have also probably been recommended to begin practicing a relaxation activity such as yoga and meditation in order to help you better manage your emotions and stress, both of which can exacerbate your gastrointestinal […]
Thanks to the Monash University testing performed on the *FODMAP content of many foods, we know which ones to avoid and those we can consume in moderation. It is therefore easy to know what quantity of quinoa, almonds, broccoli or onions you can eat (or not) when following a low-FODMAP diet. What becomes more complicated […]
The low-FODMAP diet provides relief to long-time sufferers of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). It consists of a phase of temporary elimination of FODMAP carbohydrates, followed by a phase of reintroduction and a phase of long-term maintenance.
Researchers on Radio-Canada’s L’Épicerie show* noted the growing presence in the food industry of food products labelled with a “low-FODMAP” label. Knowing SOSCuisine’s expertise on the issue, they approached us to help explain what this means in their November 11th broadcast report.
Constipation is an intestinal disorder that is characterized by difficult, infrequent, or incomplete defecation and Bristol 1 or 2 type stools. It can be defined as an individual having less than three stools per week. However, some people may be constipated and still go to the bathroom daily. Chronic constipation affects up to 27% of […]