Tag: FODMAP

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Gastrocolic Reflex, or Why You Run to the Bathroom after Eating

The digestive system is a pretty long organ, the small intestine is around 6 meters long, while the large intestine (or colon) measures around 1.5 meters. For this reason, digesting food can take anything between 12 and 48 hours from the moment you swallow it to the moment it ends up in the loo. It’s […]

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Top 5 Most Confusing FODMAP Foods

11 April, 2018 No Comments

The low FODMAP* diet can give a real helping hand to many trying to have better control over their symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)… but it can also be a little complicated and hard to follow! You can eat this food, but not this one, on the other hand, if you don’t eat […]

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Asafoetida, a great spice… but stinky

Asafoetida is the resin of a large umbelliferous plant resembling fennel, native to Central Asia. Once very popular with the Romans, this spice is widely used in Indian cuisine, but it has fallen into disuse in the West, most likely because of its slightly rotten egg smell, which comes from the large amount of sulfur […]

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Fibromyalgia and FODMAP: A Possible Solution?

7 January, 2018 No Comments

Fibromyalgia (FM) affects between 2 and 4% of the population. Up until now, there are no efficient solutions to manage the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia (FM). However, according to a group of researchers, a low-FODMAP* diet could not only reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, but also improve quality of life and reduce pain for people affected by […]

Stomach Ache in Children and a Low-FODMAP Diet

24 October, 2017 No Comments

We’ve often talked about FODMAPs* in the last two years on our blog (for example here, here and here). One topic we’ve never touched on? Low-FODMAP diet for children who suffer from functional digestive issues (stomach ache, diarrhea, constipation, gas, etc.). I’m going to make the most of a recent article on this topic published […]

How to Avoid Stomach Ache Before and During a Race

9 October, 2017 No Comments

Autumn is marathon season for many runners. After months of training, there will be just one step left before the gun fires: The line-up in front of the many (we hope) porta-loos. Did you know that 30 to 50% of endurance athletes suffer from gastro-intestinal symptoms? Stress combined with maximum effort often make the symptoms […]

The FODMAP Solution… Three is the Magic Number

10 April, 2017 No Comments

It is with much pride that I announce that our book The FODMAP Solution is now available in three languages: French, Italian and English. Those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can therefore now find us in several countries. Our journey into the world of books began in January 2016 in Quebec, with the launch […]

“FODMAP Diet” Wins the DUX 2017 Contest

30 January, 2017 No Comments

Each year for the last five years, at the end of January, big (and small!) players in the food industry get together to celebrate the new initiatives taken that year. This year, it’s with great pride that we have won the DUX Contest for our initiative the “FODMAP Diet”!

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DUX Contest: Vote for Us

16 December, 2016 No Comments

For two years, our entire team has been hard at work to bring you information on the low-FODMAP diet: we’ve published a recipe book, created customizable menus, invented low-FODMAP recipes, hosted a Facebook Support group, etc. As you can see, at SOSCuisine, helping the 5 million Canadians affected by irritable bowel syndrome is important to […]

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IBS Holiday Survival Guide

13 December, 2016 No Comments

The festive period, with its parties and family reunions is fast approaching. In principle, this time of year should be synonymous with joy and getting together. But, if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the Christmas period can easily become unpleasant. As traditional Christmas dishes often contain onions and garlic, as well as being […]

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and Diet

7 November, 2016 No Comments

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is characterized by an excessive proliferation of bacteria in the small intestine. Normally, the majority of bacteria are found in the large intestine, or colon. However, certain conditions or illnesses can cause bacteria in the colon to migrate up the digestive system, towards the small intestine. This can cause several […]

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FODMAP Content in Soy: High or Low?

26 September, 2016 No Comments

Understanding foods’ FODMAP* content isn’t always obvious. One of the foods that many people are confused about is soy. This confusion is partly due to the fact many different products are derived from it (tofu in all its forms, milk, tempeh, edamame, etc.). Indeed, some of them are high in FODMAPS, while others are low […]