GERD and Risk of Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer worldwide and the sixth most common cause of cancer-related deaths. This article explores the different types of esophageal cancer, its symptoms, and risk factors for development. It also examines the relationship between GERD and the different types of esophageal cancer.
The Health Benefits of Chewing Your Food
Roasted Apple and Kale Salad
Choosing suitable apples is important when making the perfect roasted apple salad! You will want to take advantage of these nutrition-packed flavors with sweet apples, warm toasted pepitas, and mouth-watering apple, ginger, and turmeric vinaigrette dressing on a bed of kale and shredded carrots.
Kiwi for Constipation and More
This delightful green fruit has a number of properties that make it stand out from the gut health perspective including the fact that a standard serving (2 fruits) is considered Low FODMAP and contains a unique blend of both soluble and insoluble fiber, as well as >100% of one’s Vitamin C requirement.
Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple
Meditation can significantly increase the mind-body connection and help you to unwind. Not only can help reduce stress, a key factor to living a healthy and abundant life, but regular meditation can have a positive impact on many areas of your health, including lowered blood pressure, reduced anxiety and depression, pain relief, and improved sleep.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Colon Cancer- Is there a Connection?
This article takes a look at what the research has to say about the connection between irritable bowel syndrome and colon cancer. It also discusses ways to optimize your health and reduce your overall risk of developing cancer through lifestyle interventions including dietary modifications and physical activity.
Immune Tolerance: Understanding the Basics
Tolerance is critical because a truly “strong” immune system that pounces on everything is deadly. Autoimmune diseases and allergies occur when immune tolerance dysfunctions. Importantly, lost or dysfunctional immune tolerance also plays a role in several conditions that may manifest in IBS-like symptoms, such as celiac disease, or GERD-like symptoms.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
This blueberry baked oatmeal can be made gluten-free, Low FODMAP, and is GERD-friendly. This baked oatmeal is a nice spin on a traditional bowl of oats. The oats are a great source of fiber and the blueberries provide antioxidants as well as fiber and vitamin C.
Thriving at College with IBS
If you suffer from a gastrointestinal (GI) condition and are currently enrolled or headed off to college- these tips from the Director of the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS) at Wake Forest University and one of our expert Registered Dietitians will help make the transition smoother!
What Exactly Is Gut Dysbiosis?
This article aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of what dysbiosis really means, both so you can appreciate its relevance to human health and that you will be better equipped to process the word when it inevitably comes up in every other piece of health-related content.
Food Additives and Gut Health: Titanium Dioxide
Titanium dioxide (aka E 171) is a food additive that is widely used in food products, pharmaceuticals, health and hygiene products. It is listed in the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS), however the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) no longer endorses titanium dioxide as safe as a food additive.
Immune Health Begins with Boundaries
Your immune system uses three strategies to engage the world: avoidance, tolerance, and resistance. Healthy boundaries protect personal space and relationships with friends and food even on a cellular and microbial level. There are 10 simple and practical ways to support your immune system’s avoidance strategy if you struggle with GI disorders such as GERD or IBS.
The Case for the After-Dinner Constitutional
Who doesn’t love dinner time? Most of us consume our largest daily meal at dinner, and in particular, our highest fat and protein intake – which are the slowest-to-digest macronutrients. Enter The Constitutional. A constitutional is a charmingly archaic term for an easy walk taken after a meal. But the health benefits of the constitutional are worth talking about.
Micronutrients and Thickened Feeds for Infant Reflux
The general consensus is that thickening feeds are considered safe, especially in full-term babies, but the suggestion of more research is needed. Some researchers have questioned if adding fiber to formula/human milk by thickening feeds can interfere with the absorption of micronutrients, specifically calcium, iron, and zinc.
Taco Tuesday the Low FODMAP Way
Here is a Low FODMAP recipe that can get you back on track with your Taco Tuesday with ingredients that pack that colorful flavor that makes all taco lovers drool. It includes a homemade taco seasoning and is a recipe that can also be used to make taco bowls or nachos!