FODMAPs, IBS, fruits, grains, beans, sugar alcohols, polyols, fructose, galatans, lactose, dairy

Ever heard of a FODMAP? It sounds like high-tech terminology, but it actually refers to food for your gut bacteria. (And gut bacteria are definitely ancient and primordial, although absolutely essential.) FODMAP stands for Fermentable Olig-, Di-, and Mono-saccharides And Polyols.  I admit, none of those words sound like food. They’re just fancy words for small carbohydrates that bacteria…

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My Journey as a Functional Medicine Nutritionist

antioxidants, autoimmunity, biochemical, chronic complex illness, diet, eat, elimination diet, food, food intolerance, functional medicine, gluten, gut bacteria, health, IBD, IBS, inflammation, microbiome, nutrient deficiencies, nutrients, nutrition, nutritionist, polyphenols, power of food, restoration of health, root causes, stresses

Hi! I’m Lisa, a registered, licensed nutritionist (dietitian is the old-fashioned word!). I started working with Dr. Karyn Shanks at the Center for Medicine and Healing Arts in early 2016. My professional background is diverse-I’ve done everything from general hospital work to teaching college seminars to working for a high-risk pregnancy clinic. And I spent some years at home as CEO of a…

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