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What are FODMAPS?

The acronym FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo- di- mono- saccharides and polyols – quite a mouthful. I like to describe them as short-chain carbohydrates. The foods that fall into this category can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine and…

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UCLA Online Survey for Teens with IBS

What would you tell a teen with IBS or chronic abdominal pain? What kind advice or know-how would you have wanted when you were a teen? Tummy aches are one of the most common ailments that bring children to the doctor’s…

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The Joy of Low FODMAP Label Reading

Reading food labels checking for FODMAP ingredients is not for the timid. You might benefit by getting a PhD in food science prior to taking the plunge.  Ha! I am hoping today’s post will provide a few tips to make…

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Why Gastro Girl?

Functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders are the most common GI disorders in the general population. In fact, about 1 in 4 people in the U.S. have some activity limitation of daily function due to these disorders. The conditions account for…

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