There are lots of people out there who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome with either diarrhea, constipation, or a combination of both. There are some medications that can alleviate symptoms, however, there are no medications that can specifically treat the painful bloating that some people experience. I know many, many people who can bloat out to the size of a 5-6 month pregnant female after meals and even through allergy testing, upper endoscopies, colonoscopies, various medications and digestive enzymes, nothing seems to help discover the root cause to the discomfort.
I've been watching the progression of interest in the FODMAP diet in the USA for some time now. Dr. Sue Shepard and Dr. Peter Gibson created the FODMAP Diet in the 2000's and for many people, it has brought much comfort.
So what is a FODMAP?
FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and
Polyols. The idea is to limit foods that have been proven to be poorly absorbed by some people. The foods that are limited include foods with:
Excess Fructose: apples, pears, honey, high fructose corn syrup
Lactose: cow milk, ice cream, cottage cheese
Fructans: garlic, onion, brussels sprouts, watermelon
Galactans: beans, lentils, chickpeas
Polyols: Sugar alcohols such as xylitol, maltitol, avocados, prunes
Monday, January 12, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Satchmo Festival where the music and the people were so fun.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Eat Vegan on $4 a Day
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Part One of my favorites from 2014:
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
to "your weightlifting thing" because it is awesome.
Here is a delicious crabmeat recipe that can be used on crackers, toasted bagel halves, or in wraps. I created this when trying to use some of the ingredients hanging out in my fridge before the New Year and my-oh-my has it been a real hit in the home! The Italian blend seasoning and banana peppers were just hanging out in the house, but really tied it all together nicely.
The Honest Dietitian's Tasty Crabmeat Dip
- 1 pound of lump crabmeat (or imitation if you are looking for a good way to use it up!)
- 1 stalk of celery, chopped finely
- 5 banana pepper rings, chopped (this really gave my recipe the pop I was looking for)
- 1 teaspoon of Italian blend seasoning
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup of mayonnaise (I was using up the last of my Duke's mayo so the 1/3 cup worked great)
- 1 teaspoon of honey mustard (if I had dijon, I would have considered this)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Mix the mayonnaise and honey mustard together.
- Toss the crabmeat, celery, and banana peppers in the mayo/honey mustard mixture.
- Sprinkle in the Italian blend seasoning and give the crabmeat mix a couple of stirs.
- Salt and Pepper can be used to your taste! I gave a quick shake of both to my dip.