Healthy Options 3/2/16

Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: Digestive health and managing irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders through the FODMAP elimination diet process.

Key Discussion Points:
a) What does FODMAP stand for and how are these substances implicated in gastrointestinal (GI) health?
b) How can you determine if one of these substances is affecting your GI health?
c) What is a FODMAP elimination diet?
d) What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?
e) What is SIBO- small intestine bacterial overgrowth?
f) How can the elimination of FODMAPs help treat SIBO?

Guest: Patsy Catsos, registered & licensed dietician.
Her extensive training includes a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science at Cornell University and a master’s degree in Nutrition at Boston University. She completed her internship at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, and she is a professional member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease. Patsy Catsos is a long-time board member and past-president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and she was honored as the 2014 Outstanding Maine Dietician of the Year.

For more info on Patsy Catsos and the FODMAP approach: nutritionworks.us and www.ibsfree.net

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