IBS

Recipes and articles on nutrition and herbs for people navigating IBS.

Carminative Herbs for Gas and Bloating

Best Carminative Herbs & Supplements for Gas and Bloating

Carminative herbs are medicinal plants that have been shown to help to expel or release trapped gas from our intestines.  (In my opinion, they’re the best kind of herbs for gas and bloating – a total game-changer!) In my fields of clinical herbalism and functional nutrition, the most popular and effective carminative herbs for gas …

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Tomatoes and IBS

Tomatoes, IBS, Gut Health and Immunity: What You Should Know (Beyond FODMAPs)

Lots of people suffering with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often ask, are tomatoes and IBS compatible?   On paper, at least from a low FODMAP diet standpoint, the short answer is usually yes.   (Tomatoes in certain quantities are considered low in FODMAPs, aka small, poorly digested fermentable carbohydrates known to trigger IBS symptoms in …

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Does Oatmeal Cause Gas and Bloating?

7 Ways Oatmeal Can Cause Gas and Bloating (Directly/Indirectly)

A question I hear often in my private nutrition practice is: “Does oatmeal cause gas and bloating?” In short, yes, it’s possible – whether directly, or indirectly. However, this isn’t the case for everyone.  If this is happening, it’s usually a sign of something deeper going on. Whether or not oatmeal could be making you …

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What Are Polyols - Exploring the P in FODMAP

What are Polyols? Exploring the “P” in FODMAP

“What are Polyols? Exploring the ‘P’ in FODMAP” was written by Salisha Sial, B.A. (New York University graduate student in public health and nutritional sciences) and reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. If you’ve been prescribed a low FODMAP elimination diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it won’t take long before …

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Holistic Guidance on Low FODMAP Milks and Milk Alternatives

Low FODMAP Milks and Milk Alternatives: List & Comprehensive Guide

“Low FODMAP Milks and Milk Alternatives” was written by dietetic intern Lourdes Concepción, MS, and reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Wondering which milk is right for you on a low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)? We understand how difficult it can be …

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Low FODMAP Yogurts - List and guide on how to find and choose low FODMAP yogurt brands and products

Best Low FODMAP Yogurts for IBS – Comprehensive Brand/Product List & Guide

“Best Low FODMAP Yogurts for IBS – Comprehensive Brand/Product List & Guide” was written by Salisha Sial, B.A. (New York University graduate student in public health and nutritional sciences) and reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and you’ve …

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Is Peanut Butter Low FODMAP - Expert Guidance on How to Navigate Peanut Butter and IBS

Is Peanut Butter Low FODMAP? (Expert Guidance on Peanut Butter and IBS)

“Is Peanut Butter Low FODMAP? (Expert Guidance on Peanut Butter and IBS)” was originally written by dietetic intern and Certified Personal Trainer Julie Wilcoxson, B.S. and was reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Whether spread generously on toast, added to a smoothie, or enjoyed right out of the jar by the …

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Diarrhea After Eating Sugar - 7 Possible Reasons It's Not All In Your Head

7 Possible Causes of Diarrhea After Eating Sugar

“7 Possible Causes of Diarrhea After Eating Sugar” was written by dietetic intern and Certified Personal Trainer Julie Wilcoxson, B.S. and reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Have you found yourself rushing to the restroom after eating a sugary treat? It may seem unusual – but you may actually be onto …

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How Can Coffee Cause Gas and Bloating?

When and How Does Coffee Cause Gas and Bloating? (9 Little-Known Considerations)

“When and How Does Coffee Cause Gas and Bloating?” was written by dietetic intern and Certified Personal Trainer Julie Wilcoxson, B.S., and reviewed, edited, revised and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Ahhh, coffee… a beloved beverage enjoyed by millions each day. Yet there’s also an ongoing dispute on whether coffee is good for …

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Is Butter Low FODMAP and is it IBS-Friendly - What to Consider

Butter is Low FODMAP – But Is It IBS-Friendly? (What Else to Consider)

“Is butter low FODMAP, and is it IBS-Friendly?” was written by Salisha Sial, B.A. (New York University graduate student in public health and nutritional sciences) and reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Not only is butter delicious – butter is also low FODMAP in reasonable quantities, and usually well tolerated by …

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