Chronic Gut Inflammation? Foods to Bring to the Fight!

Chronic Gut Inflammation? Foods to Bring to the Fight

We typically think of inflammation as a result of an injury or disease. But diet also plays an important role in chronic gut inflammation. This is in part because the foods we eat influence the types of bacteria that populate our gut and their chemical byproducts. While some foods encourage the growth of bacteria that stimulate inflammation, others promote the … Read more

Accidental Bowel Leakage: Let’s Talk About It

Accidental Bowel Leakage: Let's Talk About It

Fecal incontinence, also called accidental bowel leakage, is the accidental passing of bowel movements—including solid stools, liquid stools, or mucus—from your anus. The most common type of fecal incontinence is called urge incontinence. When you have urge incontinence, you feel a strong urge to have a bowel movement but cannot stop it before reaching a toilet. If you have urge … Read more

IBS: What Foods are Disturbing your Gut Most?

What foods are disturbing your gut most? Trust Your Gut!

“Trust your gut” may sound like wishful thinking if you live with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), an ongoing health condition that causes pain, constipation, diarrhea and/or gas. But your doctor can work with you to create a plan to relieve your symptoms and help you trust your gut again. IBS is a disorder of the brain-gut interaction. It’s … Read more

Five Lifestyle Tips for a Healthy Tummy

Five Lifestyle Tips for a Healthy Tummy

Digestive problems and stomach upsets can be prevented, relieved and even banished by simple lifestyle changes. Beat stress to ease tummy troubles! You may have noticed a feeling of unease in your stomach during times of stress. That’s because anxiety and worry can upset the delicate balance of digestion. In some people, stress slows down digestion, causing bloating, pain and constipation, while in … Read more

The Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is the FODMAP Diet? FODMAP stands for Fermentable, oligo-di- and mono-saccharides and polyols. FODMAPS are short chain carbohydrates (sugars) that are highly fermentable and poorly absorbed during digestion and can lead to irritable bowel syndrome or other conditions. What do FODMAPS do? When FODMAP items reach the colon, bacteria can ferment the sugars in them, causing gas. This stretches … Read more