April is IBS Awareness Month

Despite these unprecedented and challenging times, I think some structure in our daily lives and a sense of community is a good thing. So, let’s join forces to honor IBS Awareness Month with some great giveaways and content to support those living with IBS. As many of you know, I started the #IBelieveinyourStory campaign as a grassroots initiative to raise awareness of IBS, raise research funding and create educational resources for people living with IBS. To show your support and raise awareness of IBS, please share the #IBelieveinyourStory hashtag on your social media channels.

In my 30 plus years as a dietitian, I have had the pleasure to work with fabulous colleagues that share my passion for digestive health. I have also been lucky to work closely with FODY foods since their company’s inception, as a clinical advisor. FODY foods has so many low FODMAP products, that I personally enjoy using and that have been staples for many of you!

Here I am showcasing my favorites!

I am personally addicted to their salsa, garlic infused oil, taco seasoning, taco sauce, enchilada sauce and snack bars. To be honest, I think their taco seasoning has been the most consistently utilized seasoning in my house during this pandemic. 

I encourage you to follow FODY via their social feeds as they have some great content and a special giveaway coming at you this month. As one of their features this month, I will be going live with a cooking demo. So be sure to follow FODY on Instagram and join me on April 10th at 12 noon EST for a fun little low FODMAP cooking! I hope to “see” you there.

In the beginning of 2020, I joined Epicured, as VP of Nutrition and Translational Science. In this role I will be working closely with clinicians to help IBS patients gain access to low FODMAP foods, advise Epicured in recipe and product development, and consult with research partners. If you are not familiar with Epicured, they are a healthcare company that provides low FODMAP and gluten free foods delivered to your doorstep. I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t addicted to their gluten free gingersnaps and dragon fruit smoothies. (I think my sweet tooth might be showing). And, yes, their entrees are awesome too, like the Chicken Tacos Especiales below.

Epicured will host a number of great giveaways and initiatives this month for IBS Awareness month! They are kicking off the month with a big giveaway today–so I encourage you to check it out and to follow Epicured on Instagram here.

I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe during this pandemic. If you feel you need some extra support, consider joining the Stronger Together virtual global support group, held via Zoom on Thursdays at 4 PM. The support group is co-led by me and another healthcare provider. It is a safe place to share your thoughts or concerns during this challenging time. To sign up for the support group, click here.

 

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