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Shilpa Ravella, MD

Shilpa Ravella, MD is a gastroenterologist with expertise in nutrition, integrative gastroenterology and women’s health. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from MIT and her MD from the University of Pittsburgh. She subsequently completed residency at Boston University Medical Center and fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a recipient of the 2013 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Visiting IBD Fellow Award.

Website: www.shilparavella.com


When it comes to carbohydrates, opinions abound. They have been both vilified and promoted as essential dietary components. This dichotomy, however, does not reflect the fact that all carbohydrates are not created equal. Gastroenterologists have coined the term FODMAPs to encompass specific carbohydrates found within many different foods that have greater potential for causing gastrointestinal distress. These carbohydrates can contribute to symptom causation in patients with...