IBS

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

Holistic Dietitian Advice for Navigating low fodmap sweeteners - Jenna Volpe RDN LD CLT

Gut Health Dietitian Advice About Low FODMAP Sweeteners (2024)

Low FODMAP sweeteners are an increasingly popular way for many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) to be able to have their cake and eat it too – quite literally. 😉 While the low FODMAP diet isn’t a be-all-end-all solution (since gut health is complex, and one size never …

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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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Honey for IBS - The Pros and Cons

Honey For IBS: Benefits & Contraindications

There are some pretty exciting benefits and polarizing contraindications of honey for IBS, all over the internet.  Alas, if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and you’re curious about whether or not honey will work for you, my short answer is yes – unless you have a fructose intolerance.  But there’s more to the story, …

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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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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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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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