Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What you May Not Know About IBS

What you May Not Know About IBS

Written by Colleen MacKay, RD Edited by Brooke Bulloch, RD Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a very common diagnosis that can affect people of all ages. It is estimated that 13-20% of Canadians live with IBS. Despite this massive prevalence, there is a lot that people don’t know about...


Food First Approach to IBS

Food First Approach to IBS

Written by Brooke Bulloch, Registered Dietitian If you've struggled with embarrassment and frustration of excess gas, abdominal bloating and pain, urgency to use the bathroom, and either constipation or diarrhea (or both!), you're not alone. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation estimates...


How to Know You're Experiencing Trauma and Recovery Options

How to Know You're Experiencing Trauma and Recovery Options

Written by Monique Roy, Registered Social Worker (RSW), Clinical Therapist When people hear the word trauma, many think of it as a result of a big and scary event. When in fact trauma may be big or small, and based on a single event or many experiences over time. My name is Monique Roy and I am...


7 Ways to Alleviate Bloating

7 Ways to Alleviate Bloating

Everyone experiences bloating. While bloating can be normal, for some people bloating can be painful, uncomfortable, and embarrassing. Bloating is also highly individual - one person’s experience of bloating might be very different from someone else’s. For example Some people experience...


Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

Developed and written by Brooke Bulloch, RD   Everyone should have this quinoa salad recipe up their sleeve for on-the-go evenings, a quick yet impressive pot-luck side, or for work-week lunches. Quinoa is a gluten free grain rich in iron, magnesium, fibre, and a good source of plant...


IBS & the Low FODMAP Diet - Global News Morning

IBS & the Low FODMAP Diet - Global News Morning

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month and because IBS is one of Brooke's top health issues that she supports, she has a lot of passion for the disorder! IBS is a real diagnosis and has real options for management. Watch the full clip here for a brief overview on what IBS is,...


Maple Pecan Toasted Granola (Low FODMAP)

Maple Pecan Toasted Granola (Low FODMAP)

This recipe is a variation of my original Simple Scratch Granola using low FODMAP ingredients for those of you with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If FODMAPs is a new term to you, find out more about these foods here and how they can affect the GI tract of someone with IBS. If you do not have...