Navigating Cookouts with IBS
Living with IBS can mean strategically approaching group dining, including cookouts, in an effort to avoid eating foods that may exacerbate symptoms or situations that are uncomfortable such as lack of access to restrooms. This article provides tips for navigating cookouts with IBS so these events with friends and family can be enjoyed with comfort and ease.
Creating a Healthy and Strong Support System
Our support system is the social network of friends and family we can turn to for advice and emotional support. A healthy support system is one that brings benefits, lifting you up and grounding you when needed.
Strategies for Achieving Satiety
Hunger is a primal drive – motivating the vital behavior of fueling our bodies. Two of the important hormones that play a role in appetite regulation include Leptin and Ghrelin. There are strategies that can help you achieve satiety or manage hunger in ways that are both beneficial and healthful.
The Connection Between Gut Health And Your Liver
The state of the gut microbiome is fundamental to a healthy relationship between the gut and liver, and it is perhaps unsurprising to hear that dysbiosis is a common feature of fatty liver disease which also explains the positive evidence around both prebiotic and probiotic use.
Constipation in Children: Causes and Treatment
Constipation is a common problem that many children experience and research shows that it affects up to 30% of children. Children may have “recent-onset” or chronic constipation with diet changes, toilet training and school entry thought to be the biggest reasons for constipation.
When You Know Better But Still Do It Anyways
In this article, a Registered Dietitian gives a candid account of what it is like to know better, but still experience a gastrointestinal flare-up after not minding her known dietary triggers and putting off medical attention that may have prevented an escalating condition. Our nutrition expert has certainly learned from this experience and hopefully you will too!
How to Love Yourself to Health
The term self-love has become a bit cliché and thus misunderstood. And while loving yourself is linked to self-care, it is not the same thing, but both require action! Self-love focuses on internal actions; how we think and feel about ourselves. Strategies for achieving self-love are in this article.
Gastritis- Causes, Concerns, and Dietary Management Strategies
This article explores what we know about the role dietary choices, including supplementation, have to play in reducing one’s risk of gastritis or reducing the severity/long-term consequences of it in those who already have it.
Long Term Implications of Uncontrolled Reflux
Untreated reflux can ultimately lead to several problems that can be severe in nature requiring additional medical attention (possibly surgery) and stricter diet recommendations. The purpose of this article is to briefly go over the long term implications of uncontrolled reflux and encourage you to make some simple changes to have a better quality of life.
Iron and Acid Suppressing Medications
Stomach acid helps to separate iron salts from food. Therefore, when acid suppressing medications are used, there is less stomach acid to help break up iron salts from the food and our bodies may then absorb less iron from the foods we consume. This article identifies the symptoms of iron deficiency and provides tips for addressing iron deficiency.
Using Cannabinoids to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The internet has a lot of anecdotal stories from individuals who have used cannabinoids and had an improvement in their IBS symptoms, but what does the research say? This article touches on the role of cannabinoids as a possible therapeutic treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Pre-, Pro-, and Postbiotics: All you need to know!
If you have read anything about gut health in the past few years chances are you’ve heard plenty about prebiotics and probiotics. Both are imperative to a healthy and regular gut, among many other health benefits. But have you heard of postbiotics?
IBS 101: Zinc and Your Gut Health
Zinc is a micronutrient that is essential for human health and the GI tract is the site for zinc absorption and excretion. Research has identified that zinc deficiency can cause intestinal hyperpermeability ultimately leading to increased diarrhea. Learn more in this article!
Traveling Tips with GERD
If you are one of the millions of people traveling this summer with acid reflux and GERD, navigating food and beverages on the fly could exacerbate normally well controlled symptoms. Understanding your triggers and having a plan can minimize flare ups, allowing you to rest, relax and enjoy!
Vitamin B12 and Acid Suppressing Medications
Have you ever heard that vitamin B12 deficiency can be common with acid suppressing medication use? More studies than not reliably show that there is a risk for vitamin B12 deficiency with long-term use (over 2 years) of acid suppressing medications. This article covers signs and symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency, as well as treatment options.