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What is an Alpha-Gal allergy? An Alpha-Gal allergy is an allergy to alpha-gal, a sugar found in mammalian meat. Examples of mammalian meat include beef, pork, lamb and rabbit. Alpha-gal is an abbreviation for a type of sugar called galactose-α-1,3-galactose. An Alpha-Gal allergy is also call[...]
When you start a low FODMAP diet there are a lot of immediate questions that come to mind. For starters, what can I eat for breakfast? If you love a Sunday brunch or wake up and immediately reach for the coffee pot, you may be questioning if this lifestyle is sustainable while following a low F[...]
When you first start a low FODMAP diet, you may wonder, “Can I ever eat out at a restaurant again?” While the diet is certainly easier to follow when cooking at home, that does not mean you have to cook every single meal for the duration of elimination and reintroduction; that wo[...]
What is a Low Iodine Diet? A Low Iodine Diet (LID) is prescribed to thyroid cancer patients who will be undergoing radioactive iodine treatment (RAI) to ablate or kill off any possible remaining thyroid tissue following surgical removal of the thyroid gland. It is also prescribed to those un[...]
While following the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet, many gluten-containing grains are off the table, which can make grocery shopping feel like a dauting task. Thankfully, the Fig app is here to help you navigate and find plenty of suitable low FODMAP grain options to choose from.When [...]