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Carminative Herbs for Gas and Bloating

Best Carminative Herbs & Supplements for Gas and Bloating

Carminative herbs are medicinal plants that have been shown to help to expel or release trapped gas from our intestines.  (In my opinion, they’re the best kind of herbs for gas and bloating – a total game-changer!) In my fields of clinical herbalism and functional nutrition, the most popular and effective carminative herbs for gas …

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3-ingredient low FODMAP tomato soup recipe

3-Ingredient Low FODMAP Tomato Soup (Semi-Homemade)

This 3-ingredient low FODMAP tomato soup recipe was crafted and written by dietetic intern Lourdes Concepción, MS.  Recipe and post were reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Want to save hours at the grocery store looking for a low FODMAP tomato soup? We’ve got you covered!  This delicious semi-homemade 3 ingredient …

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Tomatoes and IBS

Tomatoes, IBS, Gut Health and Immunity: What You Should Know (Beyond FODMAPs)

Lots of people suffering with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often ask, are tomatoes and IBS compatible?   On paper, at least from a low FODMAP diet standpoint, the short answer is usually yes.   (Tomatoes in certain quantities are considered low in FODMAPs, aka small, poorly digested fermentable carbohydrates known to trigger IBS symptoms in …

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Yakult Benefits and Possible Side Effects

9+ Potential Yakult Benefits & Possible Side Effects

As a probiotic yogurt drink, Yakult inherently offers a slew of potential health benefits.  Some Yakult benefits include, but aren’t limited to: improved gut health, reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, enhanced immunity, reduced inflammation, and more.  However, on the other hand, Yakult may not necessarily be healthy for everyone, since one size never fits …

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Is Avocado Low FODMAP (What You Need to Know About Avocado and IBS)

Is Avocado Low FODMAP? (How to Navigate the FODMAPs in Avocados)

“Is Avocado Low FODMAP? (How to Navigate the FODMAPs in Avocados)” was written by Salisha Sial, B.A. (New York University graduate student in public health and nutritional sciences) and reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Monash University (the leading authority on all things FODMAPs) recently released new research regarding FODMAPS in …

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Starch Intolerance - What Is It and How Do You Know If You Have It

Starch Intolerance: What Is It and How Do You Know If You Have It?

Do you suspect that starchy foods (even the gluten free ones) seem to be making you sick?  Does it seem like even the “healthy” stuff like oatmeal, quinoa, and sweet potatoes will send you running to the bathroom and/or leave you doubled over in abdominal pain? Have you tried a low FODMAP diet and noticed …

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Is Sauerkraut Low FODMAP (Spoiler Alert - It Depends) - By Jenna Volpe - Whole-istic Living

When is Sauerkraut Low FODMAP?

Whether you love sauerkraut as a condiment or probiotic functional food (or a bit of both), if you’re navigating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)  you may find yourself wondering – is sauerkraut low FODMAP?  Unfortunately I can’t give you a straight “yes or no” answer here – because it actually …

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Homemade Low FODMAP Ice Cream Recipe for IBS Sufferers

Homemade Low FODMAP Ice Cream for IBS Sufferers

“Homemade Low FODMAP Ice Cream for IBS Sufferers” article and recipe were written and crafted (respectively) by dietetic intern Lourdes Concepción, MS.  Article was reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. IBS sufferers:  rejoice!  you CAN have your ice cream and eat it too.  (This homemade low FODMAP ice cream recipe was …

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