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.
Healthier Treats: Chocolate Avocado Brownies
These chocolate avocado brownies are literally the best brownies you will ever make. If you are looking for a treat that will not only impress with its nutrient-rich qualities, but also leave a remarkable impression on your guests palate, this is the recipe for you.
Apple Cider Vinegar & Acid Reflux
People claim that Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is helpful for a myriad of things such as weight loss, blood sugar control and even treating acid reflux and GERD- but what exactly is it and how does it work?
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.
Friendly Side Dishes: Oatmeal Blueberry Bread
This oatmeal blueberry bread is a great treat for those with IBS and/or those following the Low-FODMAP diet. This quick bread makes a great addition to breakfast, is delicious as an afternoon snack, and tastes even better on day two!
The Low-FODMAP Diet During Pregnancy
Many women experience changes in their gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) during pregnancy. Symptoms can include nausea, reflux, occasional bloating, constipation and diarrhea. This article highlights potential factors that affect Irritable Bowel Syndrome during pregnancy & several low-risk interventions to help alleviate symptoms.
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.
The Bitter Truth of Sucrose Malabsorption
Sucrose malabsorption is becoming a more common diagnosis that can develop due to damage to the gastrointestinal tract from IBS, Celiac disease, or small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), but can also be a congenital disorder. In either case, your body does not produce enough of the enzyme sucrase, which is used to break down sucrose properly.
Panko Encrusted Eggplant with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis
This Low-FODMAP recipe will easily become your favorite Vegetarian dish- especially for your meat eater companions! The eggplant is a hearty vegetable that’s available year long & the roasted red pepper coulis can be used for spaghetti, as a dip, or even created into a soup.
The Challenge Phase of the Low-FODMAP Diet
The point of the challenge phase is to identify specific dietary triggers and reintroduce those foods that are well tolerated. It is important to reintroduce high FODMAP foods in order to reduce dietary restrictions, allowing for a well-rounded diet, and to possibly avoid negative effects on the gut microbiota.
Food Sensitivity Tests...Do They Really Work?
Testing for food sensitivities has become a trend over the past several years and a lot of people with IBS use these tests to identify foods triggering their symptoms. However, is there reliability to these tests? Are they telling us the truth?
Prebiotic Fiber- The Best Kept Gut Health Secret?
Where probiotics are the “healthy” bacteria themselves, prebiotic fiber is perhaps most easily described as the “food” that these healthy bacteria thrive and grow on and may just be the best kept secret in the emerging world of gut health science.