2. Jul


Podcast with Dr. Cassandra Forsythe

Cassandra Forsythe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). She holds her PhD in Kinesiology from UCONN and her MS in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Alberta, Canada, with an extensive academic publication record. She is also a Registered Dietitian (RD) through the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

She is a mother, entrepreneur, author, teacher, and fitness and health enthusiast. She’s certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, is a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), through NASM, and is trained as a Functional Movement Screen I (FMS) Specialist, Kettlebell Athletics Specialist, and Ultimate Sandbag Training Specialist.  

She has authored two nationally published books for women, “The New Rules of Lifting for Women” (2008, Avery), and “Women’s Health Perfect Body Diet” (2008, Rodale). She’s also written for and been quoted in major magazines such as Oxygen, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, and Delta Sky, and is an Advisory Board member for Women’s Health magazine, PrecisionNutrition.com and Livestrong.com.

From 2009-2015, she ran her own 4000 sq ft. fitness facility, Fitness Revolution Vernon, in Vernon CT, which has improved the health and wellness of hundreds of women and men across the state through safe and effective exercise and nutrition methods. You can learn more about her on her website: www.cassandraforsythe.com and through her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cassandraforsythe

In this podcast, Cassandra and I discussed IBS and FODMAP, some of the topics we discuss are:

1.What is IBS? 

2.What is FODMAP? What effect has it shown to have on IBS?

3.How do you practically work with FODMAP with a patient with IBS?

4.Are there any supplements that might be beneficial for IBS or general GI health?




About the author:

Juma Iraki

Juma Iraki is a certified Personal Trainer and holds a Bachelor degree in Nutrition Sciences. He has also completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition through the International Olympic Committee and is currently doing his Masters degree in Sports Nutrition at The University of Stirling.

He is the CEO of Iraki Nutrition AS and Head of Nutrition at AFPT where he lectures in Sports Nutrition. He also works as a business consultant for Proteinfabrikken in Norway and as a sports nutritionist for the National Judo Federation in Norway.