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 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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The Best Collagen for Gut Health and Leaky Gut

The Best Collagen for Gut Health and Leaky Gut (2024)

Collagen supplements have become a hot commodity for gut health enthusiasts, especially in the last decade. But not all collagen is created equal when it comes to gut health or leaky gut repair. In this article I’ll share a round-up of the best collagen for gut health and leaky gut, based on my first-hand experiences …

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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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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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L-Glutamine for Leaky Gut Repair - The Complete Low-Down According to a Functional Dietitian - Whole-istic Living

The Low-Down on L-Glutamine for Leaky Gut Repair

With chronic gut issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and leaky gut on the rise, more people are turning to holistic and functional nutrition supplements like l-glutamine for leaky gut repair.  But if L-glutamine (aka “glutamine”) is as great as the claims say it is, why are millions of people still suffering from leaky gut …

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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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The Best Sauerkraut for Probiotics and Gut Health: Functional Dietitian Picks

e’sOne thing I had to figure out early on during my gut-healing journey is that not all sauerkraut is created equal! (Most people don’t know that while all sauerkraut contains prebiotics, not all sauerkraut contains probiotics.)  In a nutshell:  the best sauerkraut for probiotics and for gut health is any type of raw (unpasteurized) sauerkraut …

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