Authors Sue Shepherd + Peter Gibson

If you or someone you love has IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or has trouble with their stomach…you have got to check out this book! The Low-FODMAP Diet can be a beneficial diet for those who have difficulties with digestion. This book is an excellent start into the world of FODMAPs and how to navigate them effectively. It is a super fast and easy read and aims to explain digestion and possible digestive issues in an approachable way. I don’t want to get into a lengthy post here on what FODMAPs are and how to avoid them. Those are the answers you can find in this book, and I’ll be writing a post on FODMAPs shortly.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The book focuses mostly on IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). It sheds light on the potential causes and treatment options. The authors explain digestion and where precisely within our intricate digestive system the troubles can arise. The book distinguishes between the different major digestive issues and describes the critical ways in which they differ. That’s what I really liked about this book. It gives insight into why one’s stomach gets upset, and how that turns into physical discomfort. As someone who has suffered from digestive issues for many years, these parts of the book helped me gain a better understanding of my body and brought me comfort.  I know the disheartening feeling of finding yourself once again in pain with an upset stomach and no idea why. The book goes into detail about the foods that can be a problem and why they can cause a problem for your IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

,Elimination Diet

The book walks you through how to start an elimination diet. This is where you cut out all foods that are potential triggers and then slowly reintroduce them. You’d want to keep a log of how you’re feeling along the way. As soon as you have symptoms again, you can start to isolate and identify which foods or food groups are your problem areas right now. To make this no FODMAPs Diet easier on you they have included a whole bunch of recipes. There is also general advice on things like travel, eating in restaurants and low FODMAP diets for kids. This Elimination Diet is not easy at first but can hold such powerful healing potential for your gut and health and help you truly get answers on what foods cause trouble for you. 

I’d recommend this to…

Anyone suffering from stomach troubles. This is such a great start to empowering and educating yourself. It’s such a quick, interesting and easy read. With this new knowledge and the help of your doctor, you could start to figure out which foods are a problem for you. It’s also great for anyone wanting to support a loved one through digestive issues. If this topic of healing your gut is of interest to you then take a look at my insight on the book Gut by Giulia Enders, I think you’ll love that one. 

Share some Good

Comment on Taste of Good, Comment Smile

Do you have someone in your life who could benefit from this post? Tweet, Post, Pin, eMail...however you share be sure to pass it along to your loved ones. 
I'd also love to hear from you, let me know how this post impacted you. So scroll on down to my comment section below and join (or be the first to start) the conversation. I look forward to hearing from you!