Prebiotics vs Probiotics

Prebiotics vs Probiotics, According to a Gut Health Dietitian

“What’s the difference between prebiotics vs probiotics?”   …This is a frequently asked question that comes up a lot in my functional nutrition practice!   Needless to say, prebiotics and probiotics are hot commodities in my field of gut health (for good reason).  But unfortunately there’s also a lot of misunderstanding and exploitation when it comes to …

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Bristol Stool Chart PDF - Downloadable - What's Your Poop Trying to Tell You?

Bristol Stool Chart PDF- Free Download & Holistic Guide to Deciphering Your Poop

“Let’s talk about poop!” (Said *almost* no one ever… unless they happen to be into bathroom humor… and/or unless it’s a doctor, a holistic nutritionist, or a registered dietitian.) 😀  Which is why, as a gut health dietitian, I felt compelled to create and share a downloadable Bristol Stool Chart PDF via this article for you! …

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Why & How to Keep an IBS Food Diary

Why & How to Keep an IBS Food Diary

If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you’ve likely been advised by your doctor, registered dietitian, and/or holistic nutritionist to start keeping track of your food intake and digestive patterns via an IBS food diary. In this article you’ll learn what an IBS food diary is, why you might need one, and some insider tips …

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What is a Sucrose Intolerance & How Do You Know If You Have It

What is a Sucrose Intolerance, and How Do You Know if You Have It?

If you’re among the ~25-30% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who doesn’t get much symptom relief from following a low FODAMP diet (1), you’ve noticed you get diarrhea after eating sugar, and you’ve ruled out other underlying conditions (with help from your treatment team), chances are it’s not all in your head.  You …

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Holistic Dietitian Advice for Navigating low fodmap sweeteners - Jenna Volpe RDN LD CLT

Gut Health Dietitian Advice About Low FODMAP Sweeteners (2024)

Low FODMAP sweeteners are an increasingly popular way for many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) to be able to have their cake and eat it too – quite literally. 😉 While the low FODMAP diet isn’t a be-all-end-all solution (since gut health is complex, and one size never …

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Everything You Need to Know About Monk Fruit and IBS

What You Need to Know About Monk Fruit and IBS

While more research is needed on how monk fruit impacts people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), many are wondering if the two are compatible.  The short answer is technically yes, but unfortunately since not all commercially available monk fruit products are the same, that isn’t always the case!  In this article I’ll share everything you …

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