Functional Nutrition & Holistic Health Articles

These holistic nutrition articles share evidence-based, cutting-edge information pertaining to functional nutrition and herbal medicine, within the scope of:

  • Gut health (IBS, SIBO, IBD, leaky gut)
  • Hormone balance
  • Immunity
  • and more!
A List of Foods High in Sucrose

A Comprehensive List of Foods High in Sucrose 

People with a sucrose intolerance (which typically disguises itself as irritable bowel syndrome / IBS) are often prescribed a sucrose intolerance diet, which means they need to avoid foods high in sucrose. That is easier said than done, to say the least!   Please feel free to refer to this comprehensive list of high-sucrose foods as …

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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), and you’ve ruled out other underlying conditions (with help from your treatment team), you could possibly be suffering from a sucrose intolerance – aka an inability to break down, digest, …

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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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The Best Sweeteners for IBS

What’s the Best Sweetener for IBS? (2023)

Low FODMAP sweeteners are all the craze right now in the world of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  But if a sweetener is low FODMAP, does that mean it’s healthy for your gut? Not necessarily!  In this article I’ll teach you how to read between the lines from a holistic perspective, so …

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Honey for IBS - The Pros and Cons

Honey For IBS: Benefits & Contraindications

There are some pretty exciting benefits and polarizing contraindications of honey for IBS, all over the internet.  Alas, if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and you’re curious about whether or not honey will work for you, my short answer is yes – unless you have a fructose intolerance.  But there’s more to the story, …

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