Dyspepsia is the most common upper GI condition that people experience. It presents with: An excessive feeling of fullnessEpigastric pain(Pain just below ribs)DiscomfortBurningNauseaBelchingVomitting These symptoms often occur acutely due to dietary exposures, consuming certain foods and such. But it can also be a recurring problem in some people. When there is a cause, such as … Continue reading Dietary treatment of dyspepsia and IBS
A low FODMAP diet is a common approach to managing irritable bowel syndrome. FODMAPs are rapidly Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyls. The problem with FODMAPs is that they ferment rapidly and are poorly absorbed. So they stick around and feed bacteria that cause gas and bloating. Most people have no issue with FODMAPs, though … Continue reading How a low FODMAP diet improves digestion in IBS
Avoiding gluten seems to be all the rage these days. People do it for many reasons: Weight lossGut healthOverall healthAllergy or intolerance Many should avoid gluten, such as those with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity/intolerance. But should your everyday average Joe or Jane ditch gluten? Is gluten the newest scourge to humans? Or is … Continue reading Avoiding gluten: Should everyone do it?
Upset stomach is an umbrella term that often describes general GI discomfort. While the stomach may be the primary issue, other areas of the digestive tract cause problems as well. Symptoms include abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, nausea, or a full feeling after eating. Technically speaking, the proper way to refer to these issues when … Continue reading Upset stomach? Check this muscle!!!
Managing IBS is so important for those who suffer from it. Many of the GI symptoms of IBS have a major impact on a person's quality of life. Currently, there aren't many things a person with IBS can do to help manage their symptoms. The FODMAP diet is a useful way to find out specific … Continue reading Managing IBS: 5 proven strategies to reduce your worst symptoms
Fixing leaky gut is no straight-forward problem. It's not like you have a hole in your tire that you simply need to patch. It's more like you have a hole in the bottom of your boat and you're 5 miles offshore. Consequently, you're screwed. Your gut isn't just a tube that gets holes in it. … Continue reading Fixing leaky gut: What you need to know!
Many people, particularly those with gut problems, complain about bloating when they eat fiber. It may seem trivial, but in some people, it's really intense. This presents a problem because fiber has many benefits. Fiber intake: Decreases inflammation in the gutSeals up the gutHelps control blood sugar and appetiteReduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and … Continue reading Bloating when you eat fiber? Try this trick!
Chronic diarrhea is a common condition affecting nearly 20 million Americans every year. Many factors may contribute to the condition including: ObesityHigh daily carbohydrate intakeBeing femaleFeeling depressed A lot of mystery surrounds the causes of diarrhea. As a result, people often have problems addressing it. One factor strongly associated with chronic diarrhea is obesity. However, … Continue reading Chronic diarrhea more common in the obese
Unfortunately for many with gut problems, reintroduction of foods is tough. And the long term use of a restriction diet probably has them eating a very small number of foods. There are a number of restriction diets to help with gastrointestinal disorders: Low Fodmap, the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the Autoimmune Protocol, Keto, and Carnivore. While … Continue reading 11 tips for successful reintroduction of foods
If you have a functional gastrointestinal disease like IBS or SIBO, the quote below may not resonate with you if. Particularly if you don't work the night shift or skip over times zones while traveling. Obviously you don't have circadian disruption, you go to bed at night just like everyone else, right? "...all parts of … Continue reading Is your lifestyle causing your gastrointestinal disease?