The first time a GP tried to give me a "Dunno it's probably IBS 🤷" diagnosis I was fuming. Another nondescriptive, you-just-have-to-live-with-it, can-you-go-away-now kinda "diagnosis"... Thanks for nothing🤬. In fact, it was not just nothing, it was also counterproductive. When I tried the western and eastern "fixes" for IBS -- diets, teas, massages, acupunctures -- my stomach issues got worse. IBS ≠ IBS 🧐
The gut is a complex beast and needs to be considered in its unique context. Worse yet, it has a mind of its own (!) and is known as the second brain, meaning that stress, anxiety, overwhelm, grief, depression etc can affect the intestinal health -- and vice versa. I mean, who doesn't get anxious or stressed out if their state of mind is dependent on the proximity of the nearest bathroom 💩🤮💨?! A complicated chicken-🥚 scenario indeed.
After many years of trying all 👏of 👏the👏 things, #lowfodmap has finally given me some respite and life quality. It's not 100% still and it sure has a substantial impact on my lifestyle but I wouldnt change it for pre-#lofo for anything.
It's April 1, the first day of IBS Awareness Month. Nope, not a joke.
#ibsawareness #ibsawarenessmonth #ibsdiet #ibsdiät #reizfarm #intestinirritable
What's your favourite breakfast foods? I've always really struggled with breakfast, even worse so since I became a #lowfodmapper. So I'm trying to be creative and think of easy but delicious ways of nurturing my body for the day ahead. Enter: Granola.
Versatile, crunchy, delicious and easy to make #lowfodmap #fodmapfriendly #glutenfree. You can add all your favourites (think: nuts, chocolate, cocoa nibs, coconut, dried fruit -- watch portion size for those guys tho!) and leave out what you don't tolerate well or simply don't like.
Your base can be gluten-free oats, mixed with some seeds, linseed, chia seed or perhaps some gf cornflakes 🤔 🤤 Mix together with a fatty source (coconut oil, sunflower oil, butter), a sweetener (maple syrup, honey if you tolerate, sugar, Stevia), spices (cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg), roast in the oven for 15min and voila, you've got yourself a granola.
Next up I'll be experimenting with those ingredients to make granola bars for a quick on-the-go breakfast. There are some delicious granola bars out there (I'm looking at you @deliciouslyella) but even though it's gluten-free, the date syrup is too much for my delicate self. That's a test gone wrong for this girl!
What ideas do you have for sprucing up your granola? I'm all 👂. #tummyfriendly #breakfast #breakfastissaved #foodblogger #foodblogger_de #frühstück #frokost #glutenfrei #lofo #fodmaprecipes #ibsdiet #ibsdiät #fodmaparm #fodmapkonzept #fodmapdiät #fodmapdiet
Super simple no-jam "raspberry jam" is the best accompaniment for... Well... anything #breakfast in my house: toast, porridge, banana bread, yoghurt, you name it.
I use frozen raspberries, 3 tbsp chia seeds and 3 tbsp maple syrup (more if you like it sweeter). Simmer over medium heat until the fruit slightly falls apart. Voila!
#lowfodmapper #lowfodmap #fodmapfriendly #fodmapdiet #fodmpadiät #ibsdiet #ibsdiät #feedfeedglutenfree #feedfeed #foodblogger #foodblogger_de #homemade #raspberry #lactofree #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree