Episode 43 Low-FODMAP and Vegan with Jo Stepaniak

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of a plant based diet, and anyone who eats a vegan diet expects to have improvement in their health. But what if that doesn’t happen? What if eating a plant based diet increases digestive symptoms, or causes more health problems. In Jo Stepaniak’s book “Low-FODMAP and Vegan” she clearly lays out the dangers of FODMAPs for those with IBS or a sensitive digestive system.

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • What made your write a book about being vegan with FOD MAPS?
  • What’s IBS?
  • What symptoms do people experience when they have it?
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • What is the typical treatment for IBS?
  • Are there certain foods that are known to trigger IBS?
  • What is a vegan?
  • What reasons would someone have to become vegan?
  • Why is it that some people feel worse when they go vegan?
  • What are FODMAPSs?
  • What are Oligosaccharides?
  • What is Disaccharides?
  • What is Monosaccharides?
  • What are polyols?
  • Can you give some examples of safe FODMAPs foods?
  • Can you give some examples of danger FODMAP foods?
  • Are all FODMAP foods issues for everyone, or can some people consume some over others?
  • How does someone go about starting this diet?
  • Is there any tips to reading food labels?
  • Do you have any tips for eating out on this diet?
  • What are the most common challenges for vegans trying to follow this diet?
  • Is there a certain point where you reintroduce the foods?
  • How can someone figure out their tolerance level?
  • You book has a lot of recipes, can you tell us what your favourite recipe is?
  • Is there any final advice that you can give to someone wanting to start out on this diet?
  • How can someone reach you if they have questions?

Tagged as: Diet FODMAPS Sugar Vegan