Holistic & Functional Nutrition: Trending Topics

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Are Stevia and IBS Compatible?

Are Stevia and IBS Compatible?

The relationship between stevia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is still in the early stages of investigation, and more research is needed.  Either way, I decided to dig a little deeper into this, to properly answer the frequently asked question: are stevia and IBS compatible? The short answer to this question is yes, but unfortunately …

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What is IBS and How Do You Know If You Have It

What is IBS, and How Do You Know If You Have It?

It’s safe to say irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has become a modern-day epidemic! 🙁  Not only does it run rampant among my clients – a global Gastroenterology study published in 2021 concluded that about 40% of the entire population has a gut issue of some kind. (1)  But while many people have heard the term “IBS”, most …

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Why Work With an Integrative Dietitian Nutritionist

Why Work With an Integrative Dietitian Nutritionist?

Since you’ve stumbled upon this article, chances are you may want or need a integrative dietitian nutritionist (“integrative dietitian”) in your corner. Or perhaps you’re interested in walking the path of an integrative dietitian! In this article you’ll learn the many benefits of working with an integrative dietitian, what makes us different from other types …

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Prebiotic Foods and Herbs List PDF - Free Download

Prebiotic Foods & Herbs List PDF (Free Download)

If you’re looking for ways to include more prebiotics in your diet (to help optimize your gut health), this free downloadable Prebiotic Foods & Herbs List PDF is just what the dietitian ordered! 😉 Probiotics are all the craze in the wellness industry nowadays. But if you ask me, not enough attention is given to prebiotics. …

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Wheat vs Gluten - What's the Difference By Jenna Volpe RDN LD CLT of Whole-istic Living

Wheat vs Gluten: What’s the Difference?

While most people are familiar with the term “gluten free” as a trending IBS diet, still very few people understand what gluten actually is, what a gluten-free diet entails, when it’s clinically appropriate (versus unnecessarily restrictive) to go gluten free, and how to tell the difference between an adverse reaction caused by wheat vs gluten.  …

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The 5R Protocol for Gut Repair - by Jenna Volpe RDN LD CLT of Whole-istic Living

The 5R Protocol: A Holistic Approach to Leaky Gut Repair

While millions of people worldwide are starting to dip their toes into the waters of functional medicine and holistic health, I noticed still very few people have heard of the “5R protocol” for gut repair.  Let’s change that! Whether you’re navigating leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and/or small intestinal …

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Thanksgiving Survival Guide How to Navigate Thanksgiving with IBS - by Jenna Volpe of Whole-istic Living

Thanksgiving Survival Guide: How to Navigate Thanksgiving with IBS

From reconnecting with family and friends to enjoying lots of delicious, hearty food – there are lots of reasons to look forward to Thanksgiving!  But if you’ve got digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), or inflammatory bowel diseae / “IBD” (a medical condition which can often fly under the …

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Herbal Tea Infusions for Beginners

Herbal Tea Infusions for Beginners

If you’re on the path to learning more about herbal medicine, be prepared to learn lots about herbal tea infusions, decoctions, tinctures, and other types of botanical brews (if you haven’t already!). In case you’re curious what a tea infusion is (and how to make one), you’re in the right place. 😀 As a western …

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Uncovering the Links Between IBS and Iron Deficiency - by Jena Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT - Whole-istic Living

IBS and Iron Deficiency: Uncovering the Links

If you’re among the many people worldwide navigating both irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and iron deficiency, you certainly aren’t alone!  Millions are wondering which came first, how it all started, and what they can do to address their IBS and iron deficiency synergistically. Being someone who has navigated digestive issues and iron deficiency anemia first-hand, …

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