Diana Reid, MPH, RDN

Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist

United States

Diana is a registered dietitian-nutritionist and the owner of The Global Dietitian, an international nutrition consulting practice based in Seattle, WA and Luxembourg, Luxembourg. She helps individuals find the best eating approach for their specific lifestyle and family needs. She works with clients around the globe, and specializes in providing nutrition-based treatment for gastro-intestinal disorders, food allergies and intolerances, and nutrition for children and families. She also works with a variety of athletes on the local and national levels.

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Gender Differences in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

As a gut health dietitian, in my clinical practice I typically see more women than men with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gut issues. In speaking with other dietitians and reviewing the research, it is clear that there are indeed very real differences in terms of how and how often IBS affects women.

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Ins & Outs of the Low FODMAP "Gentle" Diet

There are different ways to approach the low FODMAP diet. The Low FODMAP "Gentle" Diet might be right for you. The has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of , with around 70% of individuals studied showing marked improvement, however the multi-phased diet is quite restrictive and complex, and can be challenging to follow, or even harmful, in certain situations.

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The Intersection of Gut Issues and Eating Disorders

Research shows that there is a significant overlap between functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and eating disorders (ED). Nearly 50% of individuals with FGIDs have been shown to have disordered eating or a full-blown ED, and some 90%+ of those individuals with a diagnosed ED also have one or more FGIDs.

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Nutritional Deficiencies and the Low FODMAP Diet

The Low FODMAP diet has been shown to be effective in reducing myriad symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) both in research studies and in clinical practice. As a registered dietitian-nutritionist , I utilize this diet with many of my IBS clients, either in its comprehensive three-phase form (it includes Elimination , Challenge and Integration phases), or in a simplified manner for individuals who should not undertake overly restrictive elimination diets.

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Menopause and IBS: What's Happening & What to Expect

In this article we explore the relationship between menopause and IBS . What is menopause, are gut issues affected during this time, and what can be done to help alleviate symptoms? Biologically, menopause is defined as the point in time when menstrual cycles permanently cease due to the natural depletion of ovarian oocytes (eggs) from aging (1).

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SIBO: Get The Facts

Simply stated, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is an increase in the number of colonic-type bacteria (which are normally found in large numbers in the large intestine) in the small intestine. The presence of bacteria in our gastro-intestinal (GI) tract is normal and helpful.

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GERD, IBS and the Low FODMAP Diet - FODMAP Everyday

It is common for more than one gastrointestinal (GI) disorder to develop in some individuals, whereby different disorders affect various sections of the GI tract. In some individuals, it may be just the lower GI tract that is affected.

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Is Greek Yoghurt low FODMAP? - Everyday Nutrition

Choosing yoghurt is tricky enough these days with the vast array of offerings in the supermarket aisle, and the various claims that go with them. When you add lactose intolerance and a FODMAP diet to the equation, a lot of people become completely overwhelmed - and we don't blame you.

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How To Decipher "Natural Flavors" & "Spices" on Food Labels for the Low FODMAP Diet - FODMAP...

What is Low FODMAP? What is Not? As a Monash University FODMAP trained RD, curator of several low FODMAP grocery lists and low FODMAP support group moderator, I am often asked about natural flavors, artificial flavors, spices and flavorings (flavourings) that are commonplace on food labels.This article, How To Decipher Natural Flavors & Spices on Food Labels for the Low FODMAP Diet, will hopefully shed light on this confusing, and sometimes debatable subject.

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Don't Fall For These 5 IBS Diet Fads! - FODMAP Everyday

Looking For A Quick Fix? Having a chronic condition can leave you feeling stressed, anxious, frustrated and sometimes, desperate. Feeling uncomfortable all the time is just simply not fun. And quality of life can reach very high levels of "suck."

What RDs do
Diana Reid, MPH, RD

I have a pretty non-traditional career path, as I started out in another field altogether and changed careers in my 40s. I think being a second career dietitian has made me very savvy in terms of business and entrepreneurship and knowing how to present and market myself.

Exercise: A Secret Weapon for IBS Symptom Relief

When working with clients or patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it's important to remember that stress is a major driver of symptom onset and severity. The proper diet often can prevent or ease symptoms, but high levels of stress can interfere with even the best dietary strategies.

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Menopause and Weight Gain | Food & Nutrition | Stone Soup

OK, let's be real. I'm about to turn 51 and most of my pants don't fit. I am not thrilled with this turn of events. Not because I'm super body conscious per se, but because new wardrobes are expensive!

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IBS & Probiotics: Should I Take Them? - FODMAP Everyday

Should you take a probiotic supplement alongside other treatments for IBS, such as the low FODMAP diet? And if so, which one and when? This article will explore the latest science in attempting to answer these questions.Hype vs.

Canada's New Food Guide

The Canadian government recently released an updated edition of the Canada Food Guide (the Guide), making a number of important changes to the country's national dietary recommendations. The nutrition guide is somewhat analogous to MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published in the United States.

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Meet Diana Reid MPH RD, Our Global Dietitian - FODMAP Everyday

Diana Reid MPH RD is The Global Dietitian and part of the FODMAP Everyday Success Team. We are dedicated to bringing you the information that you need to THRIVE on the low FODMAP diet. Join us for recipes, articles, low FODMAP shopping and more interviews.

Holiday Travel on the Low-FODMAP Diet

Following a special diet can be challenging any time of the year, but during the activity- and party-packed holiday season, it can be doubly stressful. For clients and patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the stress of the holidays can worsen gastrointestinal symptoms, making it more important to carefully follow their dietary plan.

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Vitamin D and IBS: Is There a Connection? - FODMAP Everyday

Vitamin D has become a nutritional darling over the past several years and has been linked to beneficial effects on bone health, diabetes prevention, immune health, cardiovascular function and more. Newer research indicates a possible role for vitamin D in preventing certain types of cancer and colorectal disease, and favorable effects on neuropsychiatric disorders, such as anxiety and depression[1] [2].

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SIBO: Get The Facts - FODMAP Everyday

What is SIBO? Simply stated, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is an increase in the number of colonic-type bacteria (which are normally found in large numbers in the large intestine) in the small intestine. The presence of bacteria in our gastro-intestinal (GI) tract is normal and helpful.

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The Gut-Brain Connection & IBS: It's Not All in Your Head - FODMAP Everyday

The Gut-Brain Connection and IBS Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers know all too well the realities of the gut-brain connection: uncomfortable or embarrassing gut symptoms cause stress, which then trigger further painful symptoms. Or, the reverse is also often true: the fear of encountering symptoms (e.g.

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A New Blood Test For IBS: What You Should Know - FODMAP Everyday

New Blood Test for IBS: Should You Seek It Out? During a webcast on September 24, 2018, Mark Pimentel, MD of Cedars Sinai announced that a blood test for the diagnosis of diarrhea and mixed irritable bowel syndrome is now available based on the fact that IBS can start after food poisoning (PI-IBS).

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Getting Started on the Low FODMAP Diet

Ok, so you've been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Your doctor has suggested you try the low FODMAP diet, and you left his or her office with a huge stack of information and some food lists.