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 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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Low-down on the Low FODMAP Diet

Low FODMAP Diet for Beginners: What’s It All About & Who Is It For?

“Low FODMAP Diet for Beginners” was written by dietetic intern & functional nutritionist Krista Wale, B.S. (nutritional sciences & dietetics), and reviewed, edited, & updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. It’s possible you’ve heard the term “FODMAPs” –  along with some hype about the low FODMAP diet circulating in the gut health space, especially …

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Turmeric for IBS and Leaky Gut - Does it Work

Turmeric for IBS and Leaky Gut: Is it Helpful?

In the new health paradigm, more people are interested in learning about the potential benefits and claims of turmeric for leaky gut syndrome and/or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (Can it actually help, or is it just another gimmick?) Fortunately for IBS sufferers, a new wave of emerging studies are revealing the effectiveness of turmeric for …

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Decaf Coffee and IBS

Decaf Coffee and IBS – To Drink or Not to Drink?

If you’ve got irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you may have been told to avoid coffee or limit your caffeine intake. (For the record, that level of restriction may or may not be helpful!)  And what about decaf coffee and IBS? Is that any better? One size never fits all – but if you’re suspecting that …

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Exploring the Connection Between IBS and Caffeine

Exploring the Connection Between Caffeine and IBS

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you may have been advised to avoid caffeine (among other things). But does restricting caffeine really make a difference?  It may seem that way at first glance, but that’s not always the case for IBS sufferers. In the world of nutrition and gut health, nothing is black-and-white!  …

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