Social media is filled with people touting the health benefits of smoothies. The attraction is that they satisfy several servings of fruits and vegetables in one easy-to-slurp-down-meal. While I don't disagree, if made correctly, they can pack in a lot of plants and fiber. What is never mentioned is that they can be difficult to digest if drunk … Continue reading Why Smoothies Can Be Difficult To Digest
I sing the praises of healthy fats because every cell membrane in your body is made up of it. Healthy fats reduces cravings, improves brain function, keeps hormones humming and helps us absorb vitamins A, D, E and K. In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reversed restrictions on avoiding cholesterol and instead recommends limiting added sugars. The caveat is that not … Continue reading How To Choose Healthy Fats For Healing
Should you follow a paleo diet for gut healing? Maybe or maybe not, you decide. If you search the internet for "gut healing diet" you will find many recommendations for following a paleo-type or autoimmune protocol diet. These diets eliminate grains, beans, soy, dairy and sugar. The autoimmune protocol goes further and eliminates nuts, seeds, nightshades and eggs. … Continue reading Should You Follow a Paleo Diet For Gut Healing?
People suffering from eating disorders (ED) often complain of digestive distress such as bloating, constipation and abdominal pain. In one study 98% of female ED patients met the criteria for at least one Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder (FGIDs). Out of those patients 52% of were diagnosed with IBS, 24% with constipation, 31% with abdominal bloating and … Continue reading Can IBS Contribute to Eating Disorders?
May is Mediterranean Diet month and before you disregard it as another fad read on. There have been literally hundreds of studies done on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Even the New York Times best-seller “The Blue Zones”, which identified places were people live the longest, found 2 of the 5 “zones” located in … Continue reading The Mediterranean Diet Low-FODMAP Style
We often think that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) causes the same symptoms in everyone but this isn't true. IBS is categorized into 4 types: IBS-D (diarrhea predominant) IBS-C (constipation predominant) IBS-M (mixed diarrhea and constipation) IBS-U (unclassified; the symptoms cannot be categorized into one of the above three subtypes) Today we are going to focus on … Continue reading Low-FODMAP Diet Not Helping Constipation? Now What?
I still can't believe that our small family of three (and one of us is a preschooler) can eat our way through bulk items I buy at Costco. I do my best to avoid food waste therefore, when I shop at Costco I plan ahead and go when my fruit and vegetable bins are nearly empty. … Continue reading The Ultimate Low-FODMAP Costco Haul