Nutrition Toolbox: Tips for Cooking Healthy at Home
Recognizing the Symptoms of Acid Reflux and GERD
Heartburn is often described as a burning feeling in the center of your chest and this is the number one symptom complaint in those who have acid reflux. Since not everyone who suffers from GERD may experience heartburn, there are additional symptoms to be on the lookout for with GERD, including symptoms that might be a sign of a more serious condition.
Holiday Success Tips with GERD & IBS
Holidays can be stressful and we know that stress aggravates symptoms in both IBS and GERD. The solution here is to make some choices and a plan. For those following a Low-FODMAP diet plan, packing snacks and helping with meal planning are important strategies to keep you safe from your trigger foods.
IBS 101: Lifestyle Changes for IBS Management Part Two
IBS is a disorder of the brain-gut interaction and taking care of your mental and emotional health is one of the most important behaviors you can implement for self-care. Gut-directed psychotherapies and relaxation techniques are discussed for stress reduction in IBS.
IBS 101: Lifestyle Changes for IBS Management-Part One
Beyond the dietary choices that can have remarkable improvement in symptom reduction, such as the the low-FODMAP diet, this is part one of two articles that showcase additional lifestyle changes that can help you take more control over your daily life with IBS.
FODMAP Friendly Snacks: Dips, Wraps, Crackers & Sweets
GERD Diet Demystified: Low-fat alternatives for symptom relief
Lifestyle management tips for treating acid reflux
Solutions to help control acid reflux can go beyond just controlling your dietary habits. Taking a closer look at small to larger changes that you can manage in your daily life can have a significant impact on symptom control and possibly even the complete elimination of symptoms.
Low-FODMAP: Is an elimination diet important?
The low-FODMAP diet is the elimination diet that is considered to be the most effective for treating IBS symptoms. There is an elimination process for the first 2-6 weeks where you do not eat foods that are high in FODMAPs, which sets a baseline for your body to reintroduce foods back into your diet, allowing you to identify any potential triggers for your IBS.
IBS 101: How IBS is different from IBD
Both Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) share many symptom similarities, including abdominal cramping, pain, and at times diarrhea. Dietary recommendations for all individuals suffering from IBS and IBD must be individualized to determine which foods are the most beneficial for each person.
What Exactly is Acid Reflux?
The most common symptom of acid reflux is heartburn. Heartburn is most often described as a burning feeling in the chest or throat. Foods that cause heartburn in some individuals might not affect others. Typical foods that cause irritation include carbonated beverages, spicy foods, and citrus fruits (such as lemons and oranges).
IBS 101: An Introduction to the Low-FODMAP diet for IBS
For people suffering from IBS, finding symptom relief can be a daily struggle. One of the most promising and effective treatments for symptom relief from IBS has been the low-FODMAP diet. The goal of the FODMAP diet is to eliminate FODMAPs from the diet for 2-6 weeks and then reintroduce the foods back into your diet to determine which foods may trigger symptoms.
IBS 101: Learning to Love Fiber
One of the common symptoms for two of the types of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is constipation. For individuals suffering from IBS-C or IBS-M, consistency with fiber intake may be the key to finding relief in the restroom. Here are some additional tips to help you reach your fiber goals and help get your gut moving.
IBS 101: What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder that affects your digestive system by disrupting how your bowel muscles contract. This can lead to a variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or a mix of constipation/diarrhea.