Eat with Confidence – Try this Low-FODMAP E-Course!

So you’ve just come back from the doctor, and he/she suggested you go on the low-FODMAP diet.  Yeah, low-FODMAP what?!?  I know how you feel and what you’re thinking right now because I too was there before.  Uncomfortable, low energy, a distended belly, constipation (maybe it’s diarrhea and/or constipation for you), abdominal pain, and most of the time I had no desire to do much of anything.  IBS was like the evil monster lurking in the closet, always there and sometimes too scary to handle.

However, now there’s no ugly monster.

Yes maybe sometimes my IBS comes back, but it’s not scary and I can handle it.  It’s all because I found the low-FODMAP diet and really paid attention to FODMAPs, to my body and to giving myself what I needed – stress relief included.   I did it all on my own without a support system, and with additional training in nutrition.  However, you don’t have do this whole FODMAP thing alone and you don’t need to formally study nutrition, but you can learn more about the diet, more about food, and cooking really good dishes for yourself.  The road you can consider taking is a new course (no pun intended), called The Everything Low-FODMAP™ E-Course.

Before I go on, I want to be totally transparent.  This course is developed by two ladies I call my friends.  We have low-FODMAP books under the same publisher and series and have been working together to help people like yourself to have a happier gut and we just really want to get the word out about the low-FODMAP diet.

bolen bradleyThe two ladies I am speaking of are sisters Dr. Barbara Bolen and Kathleen Bradley, CPC.  Dr. Bolen has been working with IBS clients for some time now and is also the IBS expert on About.com.  Kathleen has dealt with IBS herself and they both really care about making you empowered.  

More About the Course

The Everything Low-FODMAP™ E-Course includes a series of self-paced classes, where you will learn all about how to successfully use the diet by listening to informative, easy-to-follow podcasts. You will be able to download helpful handouts, cheat sheets, low-FODMAP recipes to help you to achieve success on the diet.  Also, as a student in the Everything Low-FODMAP™ E-Course, you will be invited to participate in a private Facebook group – a comfortable place for you to get questions answered and to share and benefit from diet tips and recipes. Like I mentioned before, you will not be following this diet all alone!

The course only costs $57REGISTER HERE

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Just follow this link to learn more about the course, if it is for you, and if so, sign up!

Also, the first 10 people to sign up for the course will receive a free copy of each of our books.  That’s 450 recipes, plus information on the science behind the diet, the phases of the diet, tips and advice, how to read labels, menu plans and low- and high-FODMAP lists plus much more.  Consider these books and the E-course your tickets to a possible life without gut-wrenching symptoms and a brighter future where you look forward to getting dressed up and eating with confidence (and I really mean that!).

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Here are links to the books on Amazon for your reference:

Good luck!

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Looking for help on the low-FODMAP diet?  Ask me about my nutritional counseling services by contacting me here.

Be good to yourself and your gut!BEC_6825

Colleen Francioli

Certified Nutritionist Consultant
Founder FODMAP Life & BonCalme
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New Low-FODMAP Updates from Monash University!

When Monash University tests and analyzes new foods, I get a little excited.  OK like really excited.  I nerd out and start to think of all the new dishes or snacks I could create and I think of all the times FODMAP Life fans have asked me “is cider vinegar high in FODMAPs?”  Thankfully now we have a definite answer and you CAN have cider vinegar!  (see serving size listed below for apple cider vinegar with a few other new foods).  This is great because there are some really good recipes for drinks using apple cider vinegar that I find can help with IBS.

If you have not seen the updates yet on your app, you will soon.  In case you are new to my blog and new to the low-FODMAP diet, Monash University research on FODMAPs is your go-to when it comes to which foods are low or high in FODMAPs.  It’s the only source I use.  Why?  Because they actually test and analyze the foods.  When you purchase their app, you help to fund the research that allows all of us to enjoy a longer list of low-FODMAP foods!  Here’s a link to the app: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/gastro/fodmap/iphone-app.html
monash university updatesHere’s a message from Monash on the new update:

“With our app’s new feature allowing your device to update automatically when we release new foods, it can be hard to keep up with what’s new when you’re not being alerted. So here are a few foods you’ll see pop up on your app in the next few days (if they haven’t already!). Keep an eye out for more fresh foods, certified food products, and country-specific foods in the next few weeks!”

Here are some updates I have seen on my phone so far (anything missing I will fill in as I get it):

Low-FODMAP:

  • Apple cider vinegar – 2 tablespoons
  • Cumquats – up to 4 peeled or unpeeled
  • Guava – (ripe) 1 medium
  • Kaffir lime leaves – 3 leaves
  • Popcorn – (plain) up to 7 cups (1 packet)

Sage – I am still waiting for information

Shiitake mushrooms – I am still waiting for information

High-FODMAP

  • Agave syrup -we have always known it’s high-FODMAP but the update lets you know that both dark and light are high in FODMAPs
  • Guava – (unripe) 1 medium

That’s it for now!

Get 300 low-FODMAP and gluten-free recipes by pre-ordering my new book The Everything® Low-FODMAP Diet Cookbook!  Available with these booksellers:

Amazon: http://goo.gl/wDxqnO
Barnes & Noble: goo.gl/Z8W2e5
Indiebound: goo.gl/VtWxW9

Don’t forget to follow me on social media and sign up for my newsletter! Follow/like/comment on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Pinterest.

Looking for help on the low-FODMAP diet?  Ask me about my nutritional counseling services by contacting me here.

Be good to yourself and your gut!BEC_6825

Colleen Francioli

Certified Nutritionist Consultant
Founder FODMAP Life & BonCalme