The Low FODMAP Diet Step by Step

Hey friends! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Valentine’s Day with family, human friends, or a furry friend or any way you like to spend your time! My Valentine’s Day started with clients, then off to school for some Applied Epidemiology (ha!) and then a wonderful dinner with my man.  We ate a little chicken curry, some chocolate and curled up on the couch… it was just what I needed. 🙂

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In case you didn’t know, my latest book, The Low FODMAP Diet Step by Step was published in December 2017. Have you checked it out?

Here is a little sneak preview!

I love the title of this book because it truly describes the book, we walk you through the diet…seriously, step by step….making the low FODMAP diet so much less complicated than it needs to be!

Here are a few features I like about The Low FODMAP Diet Step by Step:

  • Easy to read! I want the low FODMAP diet to be easy to approach and not overwhelming! I think my latest book breaks down the science making it easy to understand and follow.
  • Provides the re-introduction phase or challenge phase that I use in my practice successfully! This phase of the diet is provided in a simplified but detailed way to help the low FODMAP diet follower embark on this phase without a hitch.
  • Many recipes have special Post FODMAP Challenge Phase Option sections allowing you to add back the FODMAPs your tolerate. This is important, as the goal of the diet is to help you identify what FODMAPs trigger your symptoms and which do not…and liberalized the diet as soon as possible. Strict diets are not fun 🙁 and the goal of the low FODMAP diet is to manage symptoms while enjoying a broad range of foods that you tolerate.
  • The recipes were compiled by a recipe developer and then reviewed by me (the FODMAP expert 🙂 ) for FODMAP content.
  • The book provides a comprehensive grocery list with my favorite brandname food products made with low FODMAP ingredients.
  • You’ll find some of my favorite food company’s websites and educational resources in the comprehensive resource section too.

P.S. I am addicted to the brownie recipe. Tip: I sub in dark chocolate cocoa and the brownies are even more divine.

The book can be purchased here and has received some great editorial reviews too:

In other news, we are behind the scenes gearing up for April: IBS Awareness Month! I hope you all can take part in the #IBelieveinyourStory campaign this year! I am searching for followers that may be willing to do a fundraising match for U. Michigan or Cedars Sinai to support research in the area of IBS and SIBO.  If you know anyone that could support this effort please have them email me at  It could be a matching donation up to a certain dollar level. In addition to being an advocate for IBS sufferers, I am additionally on a BIG mission to raise research funding. IBS receives very poor government research dollars here in the US  (in the range of JUST 12 cents per IBS patient). Um, yes, You read that correctly. And I need each and everyone of you to help me change that. It will take a village. We all need to help push science toward better treatments and cures.