The complete guide for overcoming IBS by discovering your triggers and building a personalized, doable, and fulfilling diet around nutritious, delicious foods that let you finally feel your best.
Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, pioneered the use of the low-FODMAP diet to find your unique FODMAP fingerprint when she self-published IBS--Free at Last!, ushering in a new era of treating IBS through diet instead of medication. Written for at-home use, her book quickly established itself among doctors and other specialists as an invaluable tool for anyone suffering from IBS, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, SIBO, and gluten sensitivity.
This new, definitive edition offers the theory along with a program that walks you through eliminating FODMAPs (difficult-to-digest carbohydrates found in a variety of otherwise healthy foods) and adding them back one by one--the most usable, thorough program available. And its 56 delicious recipes, 24 full-color photos, and comprehensive guides to high- and low-FODMAP foods make this the bible of the low-FODMAP lifestyle. Here is your plan for eating well while finally feeling great.
Note: This is the updated and expanded edition of IBS—Free at Last, including its landmark 8-step program.
About the Author
PATSY CATSOS, MS, RD, LD, is a leader in the field of low-FODMAP diet. A nutritionist based in Portland, Maine, with a BS in nutrition from Cornell University and a master’s degree in nutrition from Boston University, she completed her internship at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital and now maintains a private practice. She also speaks at conferences for other nutritionist and doctors.
She was first to publish a book about the low-FODMAP diet, IBS—Free At Last! in 2009. Before long, it was adopted not only by IBS sufferers, but by health care professionals and major medical centers. Her step-by-step elimination diet is updated for ultimate usability and effectiveness in this new edition, The IBS Elimination Diet and Cookbook. Ithelped set the standard of care for patients using diet, not medicine, and continues to be the most recommended by doctors.
She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband, Paul.
"[T]horoughly researched and well-thought out and executed resource for patients and practitioners alike. I know I'll reference the book the next time I work with a client needing FODMAP restriction." —Today's Dietitian
"In this book, Patsy Catsos has done an exemplary job of helping people both identify and then manage IBS. For some, this may be a miraculous shift. Thank you, Ms. Catsos, for your clear delivery, excellent organization and empathic writing style. Your book with be a blessing for many, and can also serve as a handy reference for the professional as well." —Brenda Watson, CNC, New York Times bestselling author of The Skinny Gut Diet
"As a digestive health dietitian and IBS expert, I can attest to the low FODMAP diet as an effective nutrition solution for the majority of those who suffer with IBS. The low FODMAP diet can truly be a life changer! Patsy Catsos unravels the complexities of the low FODMAP diet for the reader providing all the details of the low FODMAP elimination and re-introduction diet in this comprehensive guide. The Q and A format that Ms. Catsos provides throughout the book will answer all the reader’s burning questions and more." —Kate Scarlata, RDN, New York Times Bestselling Author and IBS Expert
“Dietary triggers are the most notorious provocateurs of IBS symptoms. The IBS Elimination Diet and Cookbook by Patsy Catsos, a leading nutritionist and FODMAP expert, is a must-have survival guide. Her delightful book is an authoritative but user-friendly resource of how to use the right food as powerful medicine for IBS.” —Gerard E. Mullin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and author of The Gut Balance Revolution, The Good Gut Guide and The Inside Tract
“Long a leader in IBS and low FODMAP education, Patsy Catsos dives deeper than ever before in this book, with up-to-date medical insight and real world strategies. This is an invaluable resource for my IBS patients.” —Miechelle O'Brien, MD, PhD, co-Founder TrueSelf Foods (Low-FODMAP Foods Made Easy)
“Whether you're a health care professional or a consumer trying to filter through the flood of information on IBS, you definitely want to pick up a copy of The IBS Elimination Diet and Cookbook. Patsy does a wonderful job getting right down to exactly what you need to know to get your IBS symptoms under control with a nutritious and varied diet that is manageable and gets results…. Beautifully referenced with a scientific based bibliography, you will find yourself coming back to this gem of a resource over and over!” —Dr. Sheila Dean, DSc, RDN, CCN, CDE, IFMCP, Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy, Co-Founder