8 Things You Should Know if You Have Iron-Deficiency Anemia

(Updated February 7, 2021) Iron deficiency anemia is something (unfortunately) near and dear to my heart.  I’ve struggled with this condition on and off since my early teenage years and it can often fly under the radar until it becomes a serious problem!  There are billions of people around the world with iron-deficiency anemia (1).  …

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GI-Friendly No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Let’s be honest – who doesn’t secretly (OR openly) prefer the taste of fresh chocolate chip cookie dough over the actual baked cookies?!  I guess you can’t go wrong either way… When it comes to food, especially foods like homemade chocolate chip cookies, it’s not just the about the yummy taste.  Almost everybody I know …

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Spilling the Tea on Splenda / Sucralose and IBS

Splenda® (Sucarlose) and IBS

Splenda®, or “sucralose”, is a Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved artificial sweetener which entered the mainstream food system in the United States back in the late 1990’s.  Along with its sugar substitute counterparts including saccharin, aspartame (now labeled as “amino sweet”), and a handful of other artificial sweeteners, sucralose has been hit with a lot …

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