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    GEORGIAGAL   8,184
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Started a SparkTeam Today

Monday, February 06, 2012

I thought about it for a while and finally decided to take the plunge and start a sparkteam, for those of us living with Fructose Malabsorption and following a Low FODMAP Diet.

FODMAP refers to certain short-chain carbohydrates that can be problematic for some of us to digest. I discovered this plan last October, quite by accident, and it was a huge breakthrough for me. I've dealt with "IBS" and bad gut issues for 12 years, and I finally found an explanation for it and a way to control it!

The diet is pretty restrictive, however when you go from being ill to being healthy, it's much easier to cope with the restrictions. I'm still learning new ways to cook by focusing on the allowed foods, instead of mourning the loss of those I now know I can't eat.

Anyway, I hope the new Sparkteam will be a good source of support and information for others that are dealing with Fructose Malabsorption.

Wish me Luck & Join me if you can.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GEORGIAGAL 3/26/2012 6:20PM

    Hi TREESA57!

Glad you're having success with it. I don't have C...just D. Doing well when I pay attention and don't eat the wrong things.

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TREESA57 3/26/2012 6:45AM

    Georgiagal, I am following your diet and am going to take the papers to my dostor to see what she thinks of it too. I am feeling a lot less gassy with a lot less of the big d. I was wondering do you know have probs with the big c?????? I am asking my doctor what can I do to remain somewhere in the middle. I thank you for your info I am feeling so much better and can go out away from home more woo hoo!

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GEORGIAGAL 2/8/2012 7:52AM

    Thanks Molly!

Knowing how to stay in control of symptoms is so empowering, after years of not knowing what the problem was.


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MOLLYBROWN55 2/8/2012 1:14AM

    Congratulations and good luck! I'm diabetic with other health issues, so of course I'm happy for you that you have found answers!!

Comment edited on: 2/8/2012 1:15:02 AM

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GEORGIAGAL 2/7/2012 8:43PM

    Hi Challenger! I posted a couple links to information about the foods to avoid. Stress definitely has an effect on IBS, but discovering the particular foods to avoid has been a great help to me.

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CHALLENGER15 2/7/2012 7:57PM

    This is very interesting to me. DD suffers from IBS and all we have noticed is that it seems to be stress-induced for her. I am going to watch your team and see if I can learn anything to help her.

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GEORGIAGAL 2/7/2012 9:05AM

    Thank You, Yigobutterfly! :)

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    I wish your team great success!

Jane on Guam

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