I lived with excruciating digestive symptoms, for what felt like an eternity.
The pain I experienced from bloating was my constant companion and no medical interventions gave me any real respite until I discovered the low FODMAP diet.
I was given the vague and unsatisfying diagnosis of IBS in my early 20’s but over the years my condition worsened into an inflammatory bowel disease called Ulcerative Colitis.
It was obvious to me that some foods caused immediate discomfort. But despite being able to clearly identify some specific dietary triggers, there were still too many variables for me to fully understand. At times, I felt I couldn’t safely eat anything without feeling dreadful afterwards.…