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How to Choose the Best Milk for IBS Sufferers

What’s the Best Milk for IBS Sufferers? (2024)

As a former IBS sufferer and a holistic, functional dietitian nutritionist specializing in gut health, I’d love to pave the way for you by answering a frequently asked question that comes up a lot in my clinic: “What’s the best milk for IBS sufferers?” Let’s face it:  whether you’re suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) …

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Lactose Intolerance vs Dairy Sensitivity

Lactose Intolerance vs Dairy Sensitivity: How to Tell Them Apart

If you suspect you have some “dairy issues” and you’d like to learn how to tell the difference between a lactose intolerance vs dairy sensitivity, look no further! In this article we’ll explore all things lactose and dairy in-depth from a holistic and functional nutrition lens, so you can get crystal-clear on what’s going on …

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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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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? (2024)

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, and it doesn’t directly trigger IBS symptoms, does that mean it’s healthy for your gut? Not necessarily!   In this article, I’ll teach you how to read …

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