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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Enzymes to help break down GOS

Taking enzymes before you eat may help with gas pain. ALPHA GALACTOSIDASE To help alleviate gas pain there is an enzyme called alpha-galactosidase which can help break down the galacto-oligo saccharides. Brand names of this enzyme are Beano or Vitacost. Each contain 300 GALU of an enzyme from a natural source that works with your …

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Three Updates in Celiac Disease from The AGA

AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (AGA) Tennyson, C.A. ., Semrad C.E., Gastro Bites, Celiac Disease Update. AGA Lunch and Learn, September 22, 2021. The AGA has come out with three updates for celiac disease regarding prevalence, symptoms and diagnoses. PREVALENCE: Celiac Disease occurs in about 1% of the population worldwide. This incidence is higher in Sweden and …

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Psychological Wellness & Severity of IBS

A study recently published in July 2021 in The American Journal of Gastroenterology showed the cumulative effects of psychological co-morbidities on IBS disease behavior. From 807 participants with IBS Rome IV criteria, who were followed for a year, the more psychological issues which were experienced the more severe IBS symptoms were. Almost 70% of the …

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Summertime GF Peach Crisp

What makes this recipe delicious is the all natural ripe and juicy peaches. They are so sweet right now- they do NOT need any extra flavor- no flour- no cinnamon-no sugar- nope! Just the peaches and of course a GF lactose free crunchy topping. This warm dessert is fabulous cooled down and paired with a …

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SIBO and Functional Dyspepsia

A new study found that there may be an association between Functional Dyspepsia (FD) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Functional dyspepsia can be defined as non-ulcer stomach pain. Studies show increased incidence of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) in patients with Functional Dyspepsia. Proton Pump Inhibitors are used in FD as they impair the …

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The Elemental Diet & SIBO

The Elemental Diet can be used in cases of Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO as a diet which helps to decrease bacterial overload in the small intestine. SIBO is defined as an overgrowth of bacteria and archaea in the small intestine where they do not belon. Symptoms of SIBO can include bloating, diarrhea, constipation and …

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Low FODMAP Facts : Soluble vs Insoluble Fiber

The Mayo Clinic describes fiber as  “ Fiber is commonly classified as soluble, which dissolves in water, or insoluble, which doesn’t dissolve.” Soluble fiber. Soluble fibers dissolve and form a gel like consistency- Because soluble fibers are not absorbed, they can provide bulk and smoothness to stool. They can help lower LDL blood cholesterol and control …

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