White Chicken Chili
This Chili is Instant Pot, Crockpot, AND Stovetop friendly! The base of the chili has minimal ingredients and when cooked in one pot, it also has minimal clean-up. Once the chili is cooked, there are so many options for sides and toppings. It is a great meal for feeding a crowd, making in batches to freeze or share with neighbors, or just to enjoy yourself for a few cold days.
Do Herbicides Affect My Gut Health?
Glyphosate is an herbicide (found in Roundup) that has received a lot of attention surrounding claims that it is harmful to human health. In regards to the gut microbiome and gut health, there are still many questions surrounding glyphosate and its effects on humans. Several animal and cell studies have been conducted with inconsistent and contradictory findings.
Self-Care for the Season
We are coming into this holiday season fast and furious. For some, this is what they look forward to the whole year. For others, it’s a time of stress and emotions run high. Preparing yourself emotionally will keep your nervous system regulated regardless of where you fall in this spectrum.
Probiotic Beverages: Low FODMAP Friendly?
There are so many brands and flavors for sparkling water, different types of Kombucha and multiple versions of the “natural” energy drinks as well as probiotic sodas and juices. How do these products hold up when it comes to gut health and IBS/IBD?
Do I Need A Multivitamin?
The supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. There are plenty of diseases caused by lack of nutrients, and supplementation is necessary to heal. But diseases like scurvy (caused by lack of Vitamin C) and rickets (caused by lack of Vitamin D) are rare in the United States. Yet there are some common conditions where vitamins and supplements are necessary.
Carrot Ginger Soup
This Carrot Ginger Soup is super easy, delicious, and loaded with nutrients, like the beta carotene found in carrots. Carrots and sweet potatoes have the most beta-carotene than any other fruits or vegetables, which is great for eye and skin health, as well as other health benefits for the body. Ginger is found to subside nausea and help with other digestive issues.
Artificial Sweeteners and Gut Health
Artificial sweeteners, AKA “non-nutritive” sweeteners have become an increasingly popular ingredient in processed foods in western culture. After a food additive like an artificial sweetener is approved for use, federal officials in the FDA monitor the extent of the population’s consumption and review ongoing research to determine if current use is deemed safe.
7 Gluten-Free Holiday Mistakes and What to Do Instead
The most wonderful time of the year is almost here! Maintaining a gluten-free diet can add an extra layer of stress on top of normal holiday travel and hosting. Here are seven gluten free holiday mistakes to avoid this year for a happy and healthy holiday if you have celiac disease or require a strict gluten-free diet.
Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread
Cinnamon and raisin are just one of those flavor combinations my family can’t get enough of. This recipe comes together quickly and is delicious served hot as is, or with butter. It is also great at room temperature and served with cream cheese. Typically made with white whole wheat flour, this recipe also works well with a 1-1 Gluten-Free baking flour.
Fructose and Workouts- Yay or Nay?
Exercise increases your demand for energy, and carbohydrates provide a great fuel source that your muscles can quickly turn into energy. Many published studies have confirmed that carbohydrate ingestion during or right before exercise can improve exercise performance. However, consuming a lot of fructose right before or during an exercise bout is not a good idea.
Curcumin for Ulcerative Colitis (IBD)
Curcumin is the primary bioactive compound found in Turmeric, the widely used and largely recognizable spice from the root of Curcuma longa. Turmeric is known above all else for its distinctive color and robust anti-inflammatory potential, and there is a growing body of evidence indicating a role for curcumin supplementation in mild to moderate ulcerative colitis.
Identifying GI Issues with Nutrition Focused Physical Exams
Where physical signs of malnutrition are easier to spot with noticeable wasting in the face, limbs, and joint areas, the challenge lies in identifying vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Especially when they occur in individuals who have undiagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or disease.
Low FODMAP Citrus Salad
This simple side salad is quick to put together and is a great way to celebrate citrus season in all its nutritious glory. It pairs very well with seafood and Mediterranean flavors and adds a bright contrast to a savory meal. Best of all for those with IBS? Citrus fruits are Low FODMAP, and so is this salad.
Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Use and Risk of Stomach Cancer
Researchers have been closely evaluating the risk of stomach cancer and PPI use, particularly those who use the medication for extended periods of time. Since PPIs have well-established benefits for people, it is important for physicians to regularly assess the benefits for patients, especially for those people who may need long-term PPI treatment for GERD.
The Importance of Rest for Your Health
Fall is a great time to reset your circadian rhythm or your 24-hour internal clock, which includes your sleep cycle. Getting the right amount of sleep can improve your health and contribute to longevity. Sleep is when the body goes to work on processes from your brain to your heart and even your gut. It’s all getting overhauled while you sleep.