Lifestyle Medicine & Gut Health (Part 1 of 2)

May came and went in a blur with everything happening at once: graduations, family visits, travel and work. Now it is time to take a deep breath and navigate my gut health practice. Over the last few years, I am noticing that patients need more and more wellness strategies, not just nutrition advice. Lifestyle factors …

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Two Kiwi a Day Keeps Constipation at Bay

Did you know that the little brown, fuzzy, egg-sized fruit called the kiwi fruit can help with constipation?  A recent study by Gearry et al., 2023 showed that two peeled kiwi fruit eaten each day helped treat patients with constipation. The study compared 7 .5 gm psyllium fiber ( Metamucil or Fiberall) to 2 kiwi …

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Seven New Subsets of IBS

PART 1. Did you know Irritable Bowel Syndrome has 7 Subsets? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  is a disorder of gut-brain interaction, characterized by abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea or all three. Globally IBS affects 7-21% of the population. New data is showing that diet, psychosocial factors and lifestyle can affect the mechanisms and clinical course …

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Dietary Management of Post Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PI-IBS)

What is PI-IBS? Ever had the stomach flu and the symptoms just did not disappear? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms following a gut infection (gastroenteritis) caused by bacteria, viruses or even parasites can linger   Post Infectious IBS (PI-IBS) can develop after a gastrointestinal infection and may be characterized by IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain, …

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Altzheimer’s and the Gut Connection

Altzheimer’s dementia is a disease which can rob one of their memory and affect thinking and behavior. In this disease, memory loss and confusion happen when the brain develops plaques and tangles and neurons cannot connect information. This is a devastating disease which affects about 6 million people and with the increase in the aging …

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Lights, Camera, Action!

It’s the New Year and New You! Our team at The Biome Kitchen is so excited to share some future educational videos on gut health! Do you experience belly pain, gas or bloat? Do you worry about what to eat or not to eat, afraid symptoms could get worse? Our team at The Biome Kitchen …

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Nutrition Education or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), what is the difference?

As a gut health nutrition expert , I provide both group and individual nutrition education sessions and Medical Nutrition Therapy. Many clients ask me what the differences are because they are not the same for several reasons. What is the difference between Nutrition Education compared to Medical Nutrition Therapy Sessions? Nutrition Education is focused on …

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