I have had a large container of gelatin in my cupboard for well over 12 months now with all the intentions in the world of using it, but it all just seemed too hard. A couple of weeks ago I pulled it out, dusted it off and started making some interesting concoctions with it. It wasn’t as easy as I thought…. Continue reading
If you are anything like my family the increased choice and variety of milk makes for some practical concerns – I often have 4 different types of milk on the go in my fridge: rice milk (for my son), almond milk (for me), lactose-free milk (for my daughter and myself) and then regular milk (for my husband and any visitors). As I also have an incredibly small fridge (to fit my small kitchen), things tend to get quite crowded. One way around this is to ditch the regular milk and only buy lactose-free milk, but then this gets quite expensive – until I discovered a really easy and relatively inexpensive way to make my own… Continue reading
It has been a while since I wrote my last post! School holidays have once again intervened with my best laid plans, but as of tomorrow I am hoping to get back into a semblance of routine!
While I am amazed at how far I have come following the low fodmap diet, lately I am aware that I am feeling frustrated when controlling my diet can only get me so far. There are still fairly regular symptoms that are often unexplained from the viewpoint of fodmaps and I can only now accept that these episodes are most likely triggered by external factors such as stress. Continue reading
Last week I wrote about recent research showing that an increased intake of soluble fibre can be helpful in the treatment of IBS. If you missed it you can read the post here: Soluble fibre helps IBS symptoms, but which are the best low fodmap options?
In the post, I listed out the best low fodmap food items to eat to give your soluble fibre intake a boost. I did find the list a bit over-whelming and thought: so what now?
I have put together a list of the top 5 ways to get more soluble fibre into our daily diet as a helpful guide that is easier to focus on. Continue reading
Do you eat enough fibre in your diet? Sometimes on the low fodmap diet we might find that we have inadvertently reduced our fibre intake as we cut out wheat, most legumes, certain fruit and vegetables etc, but what does this really mean for our health?
“Adequate dietary fibre is essential for proper functioning of the gut and has also been related to risk reduction for a number of chronic diseases including heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes” – Australian Government National Health & Medical Research Council.
This got me thinking lately about whether there is a relationship between fibre and IBS… and I was suprised by what I uncovered. Continue reading
I have been supplementing with magnesium for a while now, on the advice of a naturopath who I saw when my son’s asthma was at its worse, which was two years ago now. Sometimes I take supplements without really thinking too much about their benefits or role in my overall health, and so I went through process of reconsidering what I take and this took me on an interesting trip through google-land finding out more about magnesium and IBS. Continue reading
I went out for dinner last night, which is a rare occurrence in my life, and of course my roasted vegetable stack (with no onion), was drowning in a tomato sauce that had more onion than tomato!! AAAHHH!! I did enjoy the meal and not cooking or cleaning up, but will still need to face the consequences of eating onion in the next day or two… 😦
So, you can imagine my delight and surprise today to come across a specialty low fodmap cafe Continue reading
I am not a vegetarian but I truly endorse and support the philosophy of incorporating a range of vegetables into my meals and eating vegetables at every meal. This recipe has been a particular favourite of mine over the past few months and after enjoying it for lunch today I thought I should share it around with all the lovely fodmap followers: Eggplant Curry! Continue reading
Today is the 1st birthday of this blog, Low Fodmap for Life, and as I am big believer in celebrating significant milestones, I felt that this was special enough to deserve a moment of gratitude to all who have read a post, left insightful or supportive comments as well as those who have contacted me directly – thank you!
I started this blog with the intent of sharing my stories and experiences of the low fodmap experience and to connect with others in this unique community. What I didn’t expect was to find a source of inspiration, fulfillment, and achievement.
These are some of the amazing comments I have received: Continue reading