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!

The Best Low FODMAP Granola for IBS

The Best Low FODMAP Granola for IBS

“The Best Low FODMAP granola for IBS” was written by dietetic intern and functional nutritionist Krista Wale, B.S. and was reviewed and revised by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Who doesn’t love the sweet, crunchy goodness of granola? Granola is a classic and timeless breakfast staple and snack food.  However, many commercially-made granolas aren’t IBS-friendly …

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The Top 4 Prebiotic Drinks On the Market, According to a Gut Health Dietitian

The Top 4 Prebiotic Drinks to Try in 2023, According to a Gut Health Dietitian

Most people are familiar with probiotic drinks (hello kombucha and kefir)… but what about functional prebiotic drinks?!  As a functional dietitian and gut health nutritionist, I’m constantly on the lookout for products that promote optimal gut health. In my pursuit, within the last few years I’ve discovered some fun and fabulous prebiotic drink options – …

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Beans and IBS Expert Advice on How to Find and Enjoy Low FODMAP Beans and Legumes

Beans and IBS: Expert Advice on Enjoying Low FODMAP Beans & Legumes

“Expert Advice on Enjoying Low FODMAP Beans & Legumes with IBS” was written by dietetic intern and functional nutritionist Krista Wale, B.S. and reviewed, revised and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. While beans are generally categorized as a “health food”, unfortunately they can be pretty troublesome for lots of people with irritable bowel …

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Demulcent Herbs - A Beginner's Guide

Demulcent Herbs: Unlocking Their Potential for Gut Health & Beyond

Demulcent herbs are a special and unique class of herbal gut-healing, lung-loving herbal allies worth getting to know (if you haven’t already!).  In this article we’ll explore what demulcent herbs are, the different types available, their benefits and uses, where to find them, how to take them, the best delivery methods, possible side effects and …

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The Beet Test - A Step-By-Step Guide for Determining Your Gut Transit Time

The Beet Test: A Simple and Effective Way to Measure Gut Transit Time

If you’ve ever wondered how long it takes for something you eat to travel through your system and come out the other end, look no further – you’re in the right place!  (You’d be shocked how often people wonder about this.)  Knowing your digestive transit time can tell you a lot about your gut health, …

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The Best Natural Prokinetic Herbs and Supplements - by Jenna Volpe of Whole-istic Living

The Best Natural Prokinetic Herbs & Supplements (2024)

Natural prokinetic herbs and supplements are something I wish everyone knew about. Prokinetics have done wonders as part of a holistic treatment protocol for digestive issues like constipation, reflux, and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in my functional nutrition & clinical herbal medicine practice! In this article, I’ll teach you the fundamentals of my favorite …

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15 Dietitian-Approved Low FODMAP Lunch ideas

15 Simple & Delicious Dietitian-Approved Low FODMAP Lunch Ideas 

“15 Simple & Delicious Dietitian-Approved Low FODMAP Lunch Ideas” was written by dietetic intern and functional nutritionist Krista Wale, B.S. and was reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Planning and preparing a healthy low FODMAP lunch each day can get overwhelming and time consuming, especially if you’re trying to follow a …

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Potential Benefits of Zinc Carnosine for Leaky Gut and Beyond

Potential Benefits of Zinc Carnosine for Leaky Gut & Beyond

Leaky gut syndrome (aka “intestinal hyperpermeability”) is a condition that occurs when the lining of your intestines becomes compromised, allowing harmful substances to leak into your bloodstream.  While it can quickly spiral into other issues when left unchecked, the good news is there are lots of wonderful foods, herbs, and supplements which can help you …

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Bone Broth for IBS and Leaky Gut- Holistic Dietitian Advice

Bone Broth for IBS and Leaky Gut: Holistic Dietitian Advice

Bone broth has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among health enthusiasts and folks looking for natural remedies for gut-related issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or leaky gut. But what exactly is bone broth, and does it really help to heal the gut? In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons …

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Should You Take Colostrum for Leaky Gut?

When and How Should You Take Colostrum for Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut… It’s a term that’s been tossed around quite a bit in recent years, especially since it’s been under investigation as a potential underlying culprit of multiple types of gut-related conditions and even immune imbalances.  Fortunately, there are a number of natural remedies that research is confirming can help strengthen your intestinal barrier, one of …

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