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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Claim Your Right To A Good Night Sleep!

Often we think diet and exercise are the pillars to health. But another and often the foundation of health is actually sleep. 1 in 3 people don’t get enough sleep.  Without good sleep we do not eat well- craving carbs and sweets and we are not rested for optimal exercise. To prioritize sleep we need …

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Vitamin D , Immunity and The Gut

Vitamin D deficiency is common affecting over half of the U.S. population. Populations living up North and not getting sun exposure may be more at risk for vitamin D deficiency. People who do not get outdoors are also at risk such as nursing home residents or healthcare workers. African Americans and Hispanic populations in the …

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The Gut-Brain Connection

Just feeling anxiety or stress can cause the brain to signal gut problems- like diarrhea or nausea. This signaling happens the other way as well. A stomach in distress can signal to the brain –feelings of  depression, anxiety and stress. The main nerves that allows this communication. is called the vegus nerve. This nerve is …

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