IBS

Recipes and articles on nutrition and herbs for people navigating IBS.

Is Erythritol Low FODMAP - The Low-Down on Erythritol and IBS

Is Erythritol Low FODMAP? (The Low-Down on Erythritol and IBS)

Embarking on the quest for the perfect sugar substitute when you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)… or anything else masquerading as IBS – like small interstitial bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or a sucrose intolerance – sure isn’t a cake-walk!   Many folks are turning to erythritol, a commonly used sugar alcohol …

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17 Best Types of Tea for Diarrhea and Upset Stomach

Experiencing the occasional bout of diarrhea and upset stomach is unfortunately a part of being human.  But when this stuff is happening regularly, it becomes a huge P-I-T-A!  Whether your unwanted symptoms are occasional or chronic, the good news is there’s a variety of different types of tea for diarrhea and upset stomach that – …

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Low FODMAP Desserts for IBS

51 Drool-Worthy Low FODMAP Desserts for IBS (Functional Nutritionist Picks)

“Holistic & Drool-Worthy Low FODMAP Desserts” was written by dietetic intern and functional nutritionist Krista Wale, B.S. and was reviewed and revised by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Contrary to popular belief, dessert in moderation can be a part of a balanced diet!  (Not just during birthdays and holidays.) Honoring your sweet tooth and leaning …

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Ghee and IBS - Is Ghee Low FODMAP and What Else to Consider

Is Ghee Low FODMAP? What Else You Need to Know about Ghee and IBS

If you’re on a low FODMAP elimination diet and wondering, “Is ghee low FODMAP?”, luckily the answer is yes!   However, this doesn’t always guarantee that ghee is well tolerated among folks with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  (Especially if you’re prone to diarrhea.) While many folks with gut issues can tolerate ghee, since it’s lactose free, …

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The Best Low FODMAP Candy and Chocolate for IBS - Holistic Dietitian Picks

The Best Low FODMAP Candy and Chocolate for IBS (2024): Holistic Gut Health Dietitian Picks

If you’re following a low FODMAP elimination diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), opting for low FODMAP candy and chocolate may significantly help prevent unwanted IBS symptoms.  (This golden nugget is pretty useful to know during special occasions like birthdays, Halloween, and the holidays!) But given the dysfunctional dynamic …

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When and How Does Almond Milk Cause Constipation - By Jenna Volpe

Does Almond Milk Cause Constipation?

For folks dealing with constipation-prone gut issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and methane-dominant small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), dairy-free milk substitutes like almond milk are popular alternative options.  So lactose is now less of an issue, but a new frequently asked question has started to arise: does almond milk cause constipation? Unfortunately there’s no …

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13 Best Teas for Constipation

13 Types of Tea for Constipation Relief – and a Constipation Tea Recipe

When you’re feeling constipated, and fiber and fluids aren’t cutting it, it’s time to level up.  Enter: tea for constipation!  But wait – not so fast.  There are a few things to consider BEFORE diving face-first into a cup of constipation tea. In this article I’ll share my 13 of the most potent types of …

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What Causes Constipation - 9 Root Causes to Consider

What Causes Constipation? (9 Root Causes to Consider from a Holistic Dietitian Perspective)

Many would agree constipation is a pain in the butt (in more ways than one… pun intended).  But in addition to interfering with your quality of life, constipation is also a sign that something is out of alignment with your health.  If you’ve been wondering what causes constipation, look no further!   The goal of this article is …

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Is Maple Syrup Low FODMAP?

Is Maple Syrup Low FODMAP? (Expert Guidance on Maple Syrup and IBS)

If you’re following a low FODMAP elimination diet, you may find yourself searching for ways to safely satisfy your sweet cravings – and wondering, is maple syrup low FODMAP? Pure maple syrup happens to be one of my personal favorite low FODMAP sweeteners for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)! In this article I’ll share some fun, …

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Can Oatmeal and Oat Milk Cause Diarrhea

7 Reasons Oatmeal and Oat Milk Can Cause Diarrhea

Yup, you read that right!  If you’ve made it here, I’m guessing you suspect that oatmeal and/or oat milk could be triggering your symptoms of diarrhea – and you want to see if this is actually possible. As a gut health dietitian nutritionist, I’m here to confirm:  it’s entirely possible for oats, oatmeal, and/or oat …

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