Grilled Steak with Caper Sauce

Friday, June 16th, 2017, Recipes

Celebrate dad this Father’s Day with a delicious home-cooked meal he’s sure to love. Pair this steak with some grilled vegetables, such as asparagus, zucchini and red peppers, and a salad to round out the perfect Father’s Day dinner. This is a low-sucrose, low-starch recipe. Sucrose and starch tolerance vary. Individuals may need to modify… READ MORE

Pepporoni Pizza Cauliflower Casserole

Friday, June 9th, 2017, Recipes

This dish that tastes like pepperoni pizza, yet is gluten-free. This tasty dish is low-carb and easy to prepare with a blender and a casserole dish, which means that the clean-up will be simple too. Perfect as a kid-friendly, low-carb side dish, or eat an entire bowl for a complete meal! Sucrose and starch tolerance… READ MORE

My Doctor Said to Cut out Sucrose – I Don’t Use Sugar, so What Am I Missing?

Friday, June 9th, 2017, News

It is important to understand the tests and diagnoses that led to your doctor’s recommendation for a low-sucrose diet. There are a variety of “sugars” in the diet, and different sugars are eliminated based on different tests and diagnoses. If sucrose is the cause of your gastrointestinal problems, then cutting “table sugar” out of the… READ MORE

Are You a Mindless or Mindful Eater?

Friday, June 2nd, 2017, Recipes

Do you find yourself grabbing food on the go, and eating on the run; hardly mindful of what you just ate? Maybe it is time to re-think how you eat, and strive to be a more mindful eater. With a little planning ahead, you can learn to pause and take a deep breath before sitting… READ MORE

Tomato Mozzarella Salad With Balsamic Reduction

Friday, May 26th, 2017, Recipes

It is one of the quickest and easiest salads you can put together with ingredients that are available year-round, like tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil, then drizzled with sweet homemade balsamic reduction. Balsamic vinegar reduced to a sweet glaze adds so much flavor to this salad versus just using regular balsamic vinegar. Tomato Mozzarella Salad… READ MORE

Food Journal and Bristol Stool Form Scale

Friday, May 26th, 2017, My Story

By: Kate Coleman Ever since I can remember, I have loved elephants. My most beloved toy as a child was a stuffed elephant, and my favorite book was “The Story of Babar.” As an adult I have watched every documentary ever made about elephants, and I have read and reread “The Eye of the Elephant”… READ MORE

Eggs in Clouds

Friday, May 19th, 2017, Recipes

Meringue fans we’ve found your favorite new breakfast: Cloud Eggs, aka, Eggs in a Cloud. Made by separating the yolk from the white, Cloud Eggs are currently sweeping Instagram. The meringue is soft and chewy and filled with parmesan cheese flavor, and the yolk is creamy and wonderful. You will be admired throughout your house… READ MORE

Berry, Berry Delicious Cheesecake Parfait

Friday, May 12th, 2017, Recipes

Sucrose is a naturally occurring sugar found in many fruits and juices. Sucrose is the same thing as table or granulated sugar, which is used in most baked goods like muffins, cakes, pastries and pies. Sucrose is also found in candy and is hidden in many processed foods commonly eaten in the United States. Even… READ MORE

Life With Sucrose Intolerance

Friday, May 12th, 2017, My Story

As an adult with sucrose intolerance, there are many factors to consider. Life is not as carefree as it once was. For someone who does not have sucrose intolerance, here are things that someone with this disorder has to think about and handle frequently. Planning is a huge part of my life. I have to… READ MORE

Simple Cabbage Enchiladas

Friday, May 5th, 2017, Recipes

Enchiladas are so delicious and always seem to hit the spot. Simple Cabbage Enchiladas are a sucrose-free main dish, which is perfect for someone in your household with sucrose intolerance*. Sucrose and starch tolerance vary. Individuals may need to modify the recipe to meet personal diet goals. *Click link to learn more about Sucrose Intolerance…. READ MORE

The Digestion and Absorption of Sugar

Friday, April 28th, 2017, News

How does sugar get from our mouths into our bloodstream so it can give us the energy we need to move? Let’s talk a little about digestion and absorption. All of our food is made up of carbohydrates (sugars and starches), fats and proteins. In order for our body to use the nutrients provided, it… READ MORE

Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche

Friday, April 28th, 2017, Recipes

Quiche is popular year-round and great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This delicious quiche is a low-carb, low-sucrose and low-starch recipe. Sucrose and starch tolerance vary. Individuals may need to modify the recipe to meet personal diet goals. Ingredients 8 ounces button mushrooms 1 clove garlic, minced (optional) 10-ounce box frozen spinach, thawed 4 large… READ MORE

Spaghetti Squash With Bacon, Spinach and Goat Cheese

Friday, April 21st, 2017, Recipes

This low-sucrose meal is ideal for anyone in your household who might have sucrose intolerance*. This spaghetti squash recipe is filling and easy to make. By combining several different flavors in one dish, everyone will be impressed with your cooking skills. Sucrose and starch tolerance vary. Individuals may need to modify the recipe to meet… READ MORE

Getting to the Core of My Stomach Issues

Friday, April 14th, 2017, My Story

By: Kate Coleman Lately I feel like there is always something wrong with my stomach. I hate to complain all of the time. I mean, no one wants to listen to my constant “bellyaching” (pun intended). I try to grin and bear it, really I do, but it seems like my stomach is always really… READ MORE

One-Minute Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

Friday, April 14th, 2017, Recipes

If a child with CSID has a birthday party to go to and needs to take an alternative to birthday cake, here is a common substitution. These Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes are low-sucrose, low-starch and a breeze to make. Top the cupcakes off with the sucrose-free frosting, and this simple substitution will allow your child to… READ MORE

Pan-Seared Chicken With Balsamic Cream Sauce

Friday, April 7th, 2017, Recipes

This Pan-Seared Chicken with Balsamic Cream Sauce, Mushrooms and Onions will have your friends and family feeling like they are eating at a fine dining restaurant. The acidity of the balsamic vinegar and the richness of the heavy cream come together to make an amazingly flavorful sauce. You will want to make it time and… READ MORE

Artichoke With Baked Brie Sauce

Friday, March 31st, 2017, Recipes

Rather than dip your artichoke leaves in butter, aioli or other sauce, bake a creamy, crunchy brie-spiked sauce right on top and let the goodness ooze all over. It is a very easy recipe, but you have to make sure the brie you are using is top quality, otherwise it will not be as tasty…. READ MORE

How Sucrose Intolerance Affects Children

Friday, March 31st, 2017, News

A child with Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency may face some unique issues related to their cognitive and emotional development. Infants and Toddlers Infants and toddlers are just beginning to develop trust and a sense of security. They will have very little understanding of GSID. Parents can assist infants and toddlers in developing a strong sense of… READ MORE

Spinach Zucchini Ravioli

Friday, March 24th, 2017, Recipes

Spinach Zucchini Ravioli is a low-carb, low-sucrose, low-starch version of a classic comfort food. They only require a few ingredients, and it is fun to fold the zucchini to make the ravioli. The next time you are having a party or want to dress up an evening with fun food, this recipe will do the… READ MORE

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Friday, March 17th, 2017, Recipes

Ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? No more dry corned beef! Cook this in your slow-cooker all day, and you are guaranteed success. Serve this for a warm and satisfying low-sucrose meal. For low-starch diets, substitute the potatoes with green beans or turnips. Sucrose and starch tolerance vary. Individuals may need to modify the recipe… READ MORE

Preparing for a GI Appointment

Friday, March 17th, 2017, My Story

By: Emma Brown I am, by all accounts, an intelligent, successful woman with a college degree. So why do I become a blithering idiot every time my GI doctor steps into my examining room? It may be because I know that his time with me is limited. Possibly it is because I know that I… READ MORE

Poached Eggs Over Spinach and Mushrooms

Friday, March 10th, 2017, Recipes

Don’t reserve this meal just for breakfast; it’s great for lunch or dinner as well. You may not think to enjoy vegetables with eggs, but it is a wonderful combination and a way to include more vegetables in your diet. Frozen vegetables are a good choice when fresh is not available, and it is also… READ MORE

Performing a Sucrose Hydrogen Breath Test

Friday, March 3rd, 2017, News

A Sucrose Hydrogen Breath Test (HBT) is a test that is easy to do at home and can provide valuable information on what is going on in your digestive system. It is non-invasive, which means that you don’t need to give blood or a tissue sample. If you are suffering from unexplained and persistent diarrhea,… READ MORE

Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Friday, March 3rd, 2017, Recipes

Quick, easy and ready in minutes, this Peanut Butter Mug Cake is rich, moist and will satisfy your peanut butter craving. This delicious, low-sucrose cake is just the perfect size for a snack. Sucrose and starch tolerance vary. Individuals may need to modify the recipe to meet personal diet goals. Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut flour… READ MORE

Low-Sucrose Beef Stew

Friday, February 24th, 2017, Recipes

With the cooler temperatures, soups and stews will be sure to warm us up! However, many recipes call for ingredients that may not fare well for those needing a low-sucrose diet. Onions, garlic and beans, common ingredients in soups and stews, contain low to moderate amounts of sucrose but can cause bloating. So how can… READ MORE

4-4-4 Sugar Challenge: A Simple At-Home Test for Sucrose Intolerance

Friday, February 24th, 2017, News

Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (GSID) or sucrose intolerance is a disorder that causes a reduction of the enzyme activity needed to break down and absorb table sugar (sucrose) and other sugars from starch. Symptoms of Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency include chronic, watery diarrhea, gassiness, bloating, abdominal pain and even constipation. The symptoms can vary from mild to… READ MORE

Bacterial Overgrowth or Sugar Intolerance: How Can You Tell?

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, News

Because there are many stomach problems linked to different disorders, it is often hard for both doctors and patients to figure out the correct diagnosis. So what can you do to help your doctor find out the cause of your stomach problems? First, a doctor, most likely a gastroenterologist (a doctor specializing in problems of… READ MORE

What You Need to Know Before Having an Upper Endoscopy

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, News

Your doctor just told you he wants to perform an upper endoscopy on you because you have had unexplained abdominal pain for a long time. Or maybe it was diarrhea that is responding poorly to treatment. Regardless, an upper endoscopy is a medical procedure in which a tiny camera placed at the end of a… READ MORE

Elimination Diets, Like FODMAP, Will Not Work If You Have Sucrose Intolerance

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, News

Are you having stomach pains and diarrhea and cannot seem to get any relief? Sometimes it is hard to figure out what is going on. You may need to look at your diet. For example, patients with lactose intolerance (cannot digest milk and other products made with the sugar, lactose) typically have diarrhea, cramps and/or… READ MORE

I Love Desserts but My Stomach Does Not

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, My Story

Who does not like eating desserts? Apple pie, chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream, milk chocolate bars…I could go on and on. If it is sweet, we like it. But what if these sweets are the cause of your stomach problems? There are people who cannot properly digest table sugar, also called sucrose, which is found… READ MORE

Understanding the Different Types of Sugar on Food Labels

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, Ask the Doctor

There is much confusion about “sugar” and even more confusion about how to look for “sugar” on a food label. First, not all sugars are created equal. A few examples of “sugars” include lactose (milk sugar), sucrose (table sugar) and fructose (fruit sugar). If sucrose causes gastrointestinal disturbances, there is more to consider than just… READ MORE

How Efficient Are Genetic Tests in Medicine?

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, Ask the Doctor

Genetic testing has been in the news a lot over the last several years. You can order a genetic test that may help you learn about your family ancestry or your yet-to-be diagnosed medical condition. What may be less newsworthy are the genetic tests that your doctor uses. Doctors may use genetic testing to determine… READ MORE

What If You Have Been Misdiagnosed With IBS-D?

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, Ask the Doctor

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a condition that affects between 25 and 45 million people in the US. Patients are typically classified as having one of three different types of IBS; IBS-C, IBS-D or IBS-A. The C stands for constipation, the D stands for diarrhea and the A stands for alternating between diarrhea and… READ MORE

Bloating and Sucrose Intolerance: The Missing Link

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, Ask the Doctor

By: Enrique Hernandez-Sanchez, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist Bloating, or the feeling or having a distended abdomen full of gas, is an extremely common complaint heard in gastroenterology offices, by pediatricians and family medicine doctors. Many diseases can cause bloating and doctors are relatively proficient at detecting potential causes of this condition (e.g., Celiac disease, lactose intolerance… READ MORE

Sucrose Intolerance is more common than you think

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