Gut Health

Check out these evidence-based resources for IBS, IBD, SIBO, ulcers, dysbiosis, and/or leaky gut syndrome.  From herbs and tea recipes to functional foods, prebiotics to probiotics, gut health supplements, and healthy recipes for improving your digestion and overall health from the inside out, we’ve got you covered!

L-Glutamine for Leaky Gut Repair - The Complete Low-Down According to a Functional Dietitian - Whole-istic Living

The Low-Down on L-Glutamine for Leaky Gut Repair

With chronic gut issues (like IBS and leaky gut syndrome) on the rise and becoming a modern-day epidemic, more people are turning to holistic and functional nutrition supplements such as L-glutamine for leaky gut repair. But if L-glutamine (aka “glutamine”) is as great as the claims say it is, why are millions of people still …

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The LEAP Diet - What is it - How does it work - Who is it for - Jenna Volpe RDN LD CLT

The LEAP Diet Protocol: What Is It, How Does It Work & Who Is It For?

In our modern-day chronic illness epidemic, millions of people each month are now scouring the internet for information on diets to help their inflammatory, autoimmune, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) conditions. Yet still, surprisingly very few of those people are aware of the LEAP diet protocol and its profound roles in reducing symptoms of inflammation …

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Does green tea help with digestion?

Does Green Tea Help With Digestion?

If you’re among the many who have been wondering, “does green tea help with digestion?” you’re most definitely in the right place!   Speaking as a holistic and functional dietitian, gut health nutritionist, and clinical herbalist, I’m confident your burning questions about the potential benefits of green tea for digestion will be covered in this article.  …

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What’s the Best Sauerkraut for Probiotics and Gut Health?

Nowadays, with IBS, leaky gut, and other digestive health issues exponentially on-the-rise, holistic and functional nutrition practitioners worldwide are leaning more on “functional” fermented, probiotic-rich foods like sauerkraut to help support people suffering from digestive woes. But unfortunately, choosing the best sauerkraut for probiotics and gut health is no longer as easy and simple as …

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Iron Supplements and Probiotics: What You Need to Know, According to a Gut Health Dietitian

Can you take iron supplements and probiotics together?  Can probiotics reduce the awful side effects of iron pills for people with iron-deficiency anemia?   Does iron feed bad bacteria?  Why does iron make people constipated?  Is it possible to take iron pills without getting sick? …If you’ve asked yourself any of the above questions, and/or you’re …

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Exploring food sensitivities and the MRT test - is it legit?

Exploring Food Sensitivities: Is the MRT Test Legit?

Food sensitivities have become a modern-day epidemic, alongside conditions such as leaky gut and dysbiosis (an unhealthy balance of gut microbes).  Regardless of the amount of research that has been done on the immune system at this point in time, the mediator release test (“MRT test”) and food sensitivity testing in general remain controversial among …

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Bitter Herbs for Digestion

Bitter Herbs for Digestion: What, Why, When & How to Get Started Working With Digestive Herbal Bitters

“The bitter, the better!”  One of my past clients stated that jokingly during a 1:1 meeting years ago, as I was introducing him to bitter herbs for digestion and educating him on the many benefits of herbal bitters for optimal gut health. While digestive herbal bitters are relatively new to the western world, these hidden …

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37 Herbs for Leaky Gut by Jenna Volpe

37 Herbs for Leaky Gut & Digestive Health

Leaky gut syndrome is a modern-day health epidemic on-the-rise. If left unchecked, a leaky gut can and will spiral into a cascade of other chronic issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), allergies, adverse food reactions, nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalance, skin breakouts, and more.   While nutrition is …

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Functional Nutrition - The Future of Healthcare

Functional Nutrition: The Future of Healthcare?

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” – Ayurvedic Proverb Considering that what we eat has been proven countless times over to profoundly impact our health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life (physically, mentally, and emotionally), it comes as no surprise that functional nutrition …

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