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

Eating in Peace: Choose to Practice the Art of Nourishment ♥

Eating in Peace. Choose to Practice the Art of Nourishment ♥

When we can’t even make the time to sit down to eat in peace, there’s something wrong. Indigestion (dyspepsia) is a pain or burning feeling in your upper belly or abdomen. It is common in adults. Indigestion is not the same as heartburn. It is not related to stomach acid. Heartburn is when stomach acid goes out of your stomach … 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

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