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!

Probiotic Pickles - How to Find and Make Fermented Pickles with Probiotics

Probiotic Pickles: Ultimate Guide on How to Find & Make Fermented Pickles with Probiotics

Probiotic pickles are lacto-fermented cucumbers which are unpasteurized, chemical-free, and made without any vinegar or chlorinated water.  They’re also delicious, and can make an amazing functional food for supporting a healthy gut!   But there’s more to the story.  Finding pickles with probiotics is easier than it sounds – cause there are a lot of imposters …

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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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Leaky Gut and Food Sensitivities

Leaky Gut and Food Sensitivities: A Complicated Relationship, Explained

Leaky gut and food sensitivities are two common modern-day issues that often go hand-in-hand.  Especially when it comes to gut imbalances (like diarrhea), and even autoimmune disorders! But how does this dynamic work, and which comes first (the leaky gut or the food sensitivities)?!  The relationship here is a bit murky and complicated.  It’s sort …

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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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The Best Supplements for Leaky Gut

16 Best Supplements for Leaky Gut (2024): Functional Dietitian Picks

A burning question that comes up a lot is “what are the best supplements for leaky gut?” The answer to this question isn’t simple because it depends on your bio-individuality and your underlying root causes of leaky gut. But generally the best supplements for leaky gut are those which have been shown to reduce gut …

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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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