Podcast Episode 085: Digestive Peace of Mind – Kate Scarlata

Feb 20, 2018

“IBS patients experience such life-altering symptoms that they report being willing to give up to 25% of their remaining life for a treatment that offers symptom relief (according to an international survey).” – Kate Scarlata  

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Kate Scarlata, RDN, LDN


Kate Scarlata is a registered dietitian and NY Times Best Selling author with expertise in digestive health. Her new book, The Low FODMAP Diet: Step by Step, was published in December 2017. Kate launched a grassroots campaign called “I Believe in Your Story” which raises funding for research for IBS and provides a safe place for patients to share their stories on her blog and on Instagram. She advocates for IBS patients so they can get the medical guidance and care they desperately need and deserve. Kate also has a private practice in Massachusetts. 

Tune in to the show to find out:

  • What does FODMAP stand for?
  • What foods contain FODMAPs?
  • What is the FODMAP diet?
  • Why are there three phases to the diet?
  • What can you do if you suffer with digestive distress?



Kate and her family

Here are the resources we mentioned on the show: 

CORRECTION: NIH funding for IBS research averages about 5 million per year. Sadly, this equates to about 12 cents per person suffering with IBS in the US (not the 9 dollars quoted in the podcast). 

  1. Kate’s Low-FODMAP Diet book
  2. Kate’s website, blog and FODMAP resources
  3. I Believe in Your Story campaign 
  4. Low FODMAP app
  5. FODMAPs 101 resource
  6. Where to find A2 Milk
  7. Melissa’s Sound Bites Sound Science Toolkit
  8. Melissa’s Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner blog posts and podcast episodes
  9. “What to EAT” notepad that Melissa uses every week for meal 


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Produced by Team Podcast 

Music by Dave Birk



  1. Nicole on February 23, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    This was an outstanding podcast. I finally feel I understand FODMAPS. Scarlata explained in such a clear way. I am no longer reluctant to approach this topic. Thank you!

    • Melissa Dobbins on February 23, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much for your feedback – I’m so glad you enjoyed the episode and found it so useful! Kate is amazing. Thanks for listening and leaving a comment.

  2. Amy Jones on December 7, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Awesome podcast episode! I’ve always been an avid reader of Kate’s blog since I was diagnosed with IBS and was now on the low FODMAP diet.

    Thanks Soundbites for having a FODMAP podcast episode! Hoping for more!

    • Melissa Dobbins on December 19, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Thanks Amy! It was a very popular episode so I will definitely plan on having Kate back!

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