IBS

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

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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The Best Smoothie for Constipation Relief - by Jenna Volpe RDN LD CLT - Whole-istic Living

The Best Smoothie for Constipation Relief

There’s nothing worse than sitting on the toilet, “wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and praying” for a bowel movement – only to keep waiting! (Or worse – playground pebbles…)  Either way, constipation is often a pain in the butt– literally, and figuratively.  If you’re in search of some natural ways to get relief and regularity, …

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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?

Green tea and digestion are two topics very near and dear to my heart.  If you’re among the many wondering, “does green tea help with digestion?” you’re most definitely in the right place!  Speaking as a holistic and functional dietitian, holistic nutritionist, and clinical herbalist whose entire career path started with a cup of green …

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Low FODMAP snacks for IBS

50+ Tasty Low FODMAP Snacks for IBS

Looking for low FODMAP snacks for managing your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? You’re in the right place! When you’re dealing with gut symptoms such as gas/bloating, IBS, and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), finding something tasty and practical to snack on without worrying about any kind of potential “aftermath” might feel a lot like looking …

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Food Allergy vs Intolerance vs Sensitivity

Food Allergy vs Intolerance vs Sensitivity

Food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities – oh my!  Adverse food reactions are a topic near and dear to my heart, especially now that I’m trained and certified as a Lifestyle Eating & Performance (LEAP) therapist (“CLT”), and after going through my own holistic gut-healing journey. Allergies, intolerances, and food sensitivities are actually three totally different …

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Best Herbal Tea for Digestion - 9 Ways

What’s the Best Tea for Digestion?

Chronic digestive health issues such as IBS and leaky gut are on the rise, now impacting millions of people worldwide.  The fields of holistic nutrition and herbal medicine also grown exponentially in the last decade, since more people are realizing symptom management is not the answer to digestive ailments. As a result, those seeking out …

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Spilling the Tea on Splenda / Sucralose and IBS

Splenda® (Sucarlose) and IBS

Splenda®, or “sucralose”, is a Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved artificial sweetener which entered the mainstream food system in the United States back in the late 1990’s.  Along with its sugar substitute counterparts including saccharin, aspartame (now labeled as “amino sweet”), and a handful of other artificial sweeteners, sucralose has been hit with a lot …

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