What is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and How Do You Know If You Have It

What is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), and How Do You Know If You Have It?

Millions of people worldwide nowadays are suffering from some kind of “gut issues” which, at first glance, might seem to be irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (Constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, heartburn, nausea, etc.… the struggle is real!) But what I’m finding in my functional nutrition clinic (after digging deeper) is that many people who …

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Should You & Can You Take Prebiotics and Probiotics Together

Should You & Can You Take Prebiotics and Probiotics Together? (FAQ)

Can you take prebiotics and probiotics together? Should you take them together? Does it matter if they are in food or supplement form?  The more we uncover about prebiotics and probiotics, naturally the more questions will come up – and as a functional gut health dietitian, holistic nutritionist, and former IBS sufferer,  I’d love to …

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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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