Nutrition with Chronic Pain
It is estimated that 20 million Americans suffer from chronic digestive diseases. Pain from such diseases often make eating unappealing– which leads to skipped meals, unintentional weight loss, fatigue, and nutrient deficiencies. This article helps address nutrition strategies for fueling your body when dealing with chronic pain.
Acid Reflux in Children and Adolescents
If you are concerned that your child or adolescent may be suffering from acid reflux, this article reviews common symptoms and complaints that are associated with pediatric acid reflux, as well as provides some interventions to help alleviate any symptoms and discomfort.
FODMAP Friendly Foods for Managing Cholesterol
We used to think that consuming dietary cholesterol (found in foods like eggs and shrimp) would raise our blood cholesterol, but we now know better. This article provides a list of FODMAP-friendly foods you could try to help lower LDL cholesterol levels since adding foods to your diet is usually more appealing than taking more away.
Taking a Closer Look: Vitamin D Deficiency and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If you suffer from gastric motility disorders (i.e. irritable bowel syndrome, chronic functional constipation, and intestinal pseudo-obstruction) then you may suffer from the inability to digest and absorb micronutrients such as vitamin D. Learn about the health benefits of vitamin D and how to get more of it in your life in this article.
The PCOS & Gut Dysbiosis Connection
PCOS- polycystic ovarian syndrome- is often characterized by insulin resistance and elevated androgen (male hormone) levels, however there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that dysbiosis within the digestive tract also has a significant role to play.
Acid Reflux in Infants
Being a parent to an infant with acid reflux is challenging. Per the American Academy of Pediatrics, reflux occurs in more than two-thirds of infants. So, if your infant is struggling with reflux, know that you are not alone.
Autoimmune & Inflammatory Illness: The Foods We Eat- Part 1
Common types of autoimmune and inflammatory disorders that benefit from preventing inflammation include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto’s, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Hypothyroid, and Gout. Doing this does involve making some lifestyle changes, particularly in the area of food and beverages.
Probiotics and IBS- Are They Beneficial?
In this article, you will learn what probiotics are and what the research is saying about how probiotics may help improve gut health and manage gastrointestinal side effects. Let’s just say, not all probiotics are created equally!
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Depression & Anxiety: Treatment Options
Book Review: The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet
This book review takes a look at the Low-FODMAP resource: The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet (A Revolutionary Plan for Managing IBS and Other Digestive Disorders) by Sue Shepherd, PhD & Peter Gibson, MD, which features menu plans, FODMAP fundamentals, recipes, and more.
Hydration and Fluid Replacement: What Color is Your Urine?
Why is it so hard to drink enough water every day? Hydration is so vital for our lives, yet it can often be overlooked due to a variety of reasons. With the weather shifting to warmer seasons it is even more important to make sure you are adequately hydrated.
Stress and IBS: Finding Balance Between the Gut and Brain
Now for the age old question: What came first, the stress or the IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a stress-centered condition that disrupts our state of autopilot, or homeostasis, so learning ways to balance stress and anxiety can benefit IBS symptoms.
Borborygmi- Familiar Feeling, Unfamiliar Word.
Have you ever been in a silent room when either yours or someone else’s stomach decides to make a speech of its own? Borborygmi is a term that simply refers to the familiar sensation of a rumbling or growling stomach. But what’s really going on here?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Mental Health- What’s the Connection?
Numerous studies have linked IBS with depression and/or anxiety. All of this information indicates that mental health screening and appropriate treatment, including medication and therapy if needed, should be part of routine care for IBS patients.
Magnesium for Digestive Health
Given the incredible nutrient density and valuable physiological characteristics of foods rich in magnesium, combined with the fact they tend to be under-consumed, there are a number of ways in which improving magnesium intake could lead to benefits for both digestive and overall health.