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FODMAP diet (Part 2) Update months after starting the low FODMAP diet
This is part 2 of this podcast’s previous FODMAP episode the link between gastritis ibs and fodmaps part 1 -- where we went over the basics of the diet:
FODMAP’s are found in certain types of foods, more specifically in certain types of carbohydrates that ferment in your digestive system.
In short, FODMAPs do not come from just one food group like say vegetables. They come from a variety of them: they’re found in veggies, fruits, some types of breads (usually with gluten), artificial sweeteners and some types of cheeses.
Fats do not have FODMAPs. Unless pieces of high FODMAP foods were added to them. Like olive oil with actual garlic pieces – not to be confused with infused garlic flavor which is fine and contains no FODMAPs. But do careful gastritis sufferers, as fat is usually not our best friend!
I want to remind you if you’re not familiar with the diet that the FODMAP diet does not have the purpose to lose weight.
A large amount of diets tend to be for weight loss but this diet is for wellbeing and digestive comfort. Maybe as a bonus by eating foods that your body tolerated, you will lose weight. Or at least bloat. My bloat definitely weights on the scale.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://healinggastritisnaturally.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/fodmap-diet-update-8-months-after-eating-low-fodmap/
The link between Gastritis, IBS and the FODMAP diet (Part 1)
Over the years, I learned to avoid the foods that I believed made me feel unwell: red bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes, chocolate, coffee, raw onions, oranges — to name a few. But sometimes, even when I hadn’t consumed any of these foods, I still had gastritis symptoms: that pressure around my rib cage, in the stomach area, difficulty breathing at night coming from GERD and mostly major painful bloating. It’s known that stress can provoke pretty much any symptom to the body but to me, it wasn’t adding up in this case. I could be on vacation, feeling extremely happy and I still too often managed to have some type of discomfort.
Flash forward to the end of 2018. Having dealt with these issues for far too long, after an endoscopy years earlier, testing for SIBO, celiac’s disease, EKG’s and food intolerance tests (which aren’t supposed to be 100% accurate according to some doctors), I decided to try the FODMAP diet, which was created by the Australian Monash University. Join me in this episode to hear an introduction to the diet and my very positive results.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://healinggastritisnaturally.wordpress.com/2019/01/22/the-link-between-gastritis-ibs-and-the-fodmap-diet/
My gastritis “survival kit”: how to feel better & quickly!
In the last episode of this podcast, we talked about a pretty serious topic, starting from the beginning: what is gastritis as well as my own personal story. Today, I want to speak about something positive. Feeling better! In this episode, we’ll talk about supplements, foods and drinks which tend to heal my gastritis in just a few days. There is light at the end of the tunnel!
This episode is also available as a blog post here: https://healinggastritisnaturally.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/my-gastritis-survival-kit/
Starting from the beginning: what is gastritis?
In this first episode, we'll go over what gastritis is, what causes the condition, the symptoms and what to do to feel better.
I'll also share my story with gastritis and what seems to work for me.
This episode is also available as a blog post here: https://healinggastritisnaturally.wordpress.com/2016/09/26/what-is-gastritis/
Welcome to Healing Gastritis Naturally - the podcast!
In this episode, you'll find out why I started a blog in 2017 followed by this podcast, and more about my story. Gastritis and IBS are no fun. I welcome you to listen to episodes on this podcast to hopefully learn to easily live differently.
This episode is also available as a blog post here: https://healinggastritisnaturally.wordpress.com/about
Healing Gastritis Naturally (Trailer)