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!

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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Iron Supplements and Probiotics: What You Need to Know, According to a Gut Health Dietitian

Can you take iron supplements and probiotics together?  Can probiotics reduce the awful side effects of iron pills for people with iron-deficiency anemia?   Does iron feed bad bacteria?  Why does iron make people constipated?  Is it possible to take iron pills without getting sick? …If you’ve asked yourself any of the above questions, and/or you’re …

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Exploring food sensitivities and the MRT test - is it legit?

Exploring Food Sensitivities: Is the MRT Test Legit?

Food sensitivities have become a modern-day epidemic, alongside conditions such as leaky gut and dysbiosis (an unhealthy balance of gut microbes).  Regardless of the amount of research that has been done on the immune system at this point in time, the mediator release test (“MRT test”) and food sensitivity testing in general remain controversial among …

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Bitter Herbs for Digestion

Bitter Herbs for Digestion: What, Why, When & How to Get Started Working With Digestive Herbal Bitters

“The bitter, the better!”  One of my past clients stated that jokingly during a 1:1 meeting years ago, as I was introducing him to bitter herbs for digestion and educating him on the many benefits of herbal bitters for optimal gut health. While digestive herbal bitters are relatively new to the western world, these hidden …

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The 39 Best Herbs for Leaky Gut and Digestive Health

39 Herbs for Leaky Gut & Digestive Health

Leaky gut syndrome is a modern-day health epidemic on-the-rise. If left unchecked, leaky gut can and will spiral into a cascade of other chronic issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),  allergies, adverse food reactions, nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalance, skin breakouts, and more.  While leaky gut repair is complex and requires an individualized, multi-dimensional …

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Low FODMAP snacks for IBS

50+ Tasty Low FODMAP Snacks for IBS

Looking for low FODMAP snacks for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)? You’re in the right place! When you’re dealing with gut symptoms such as constipation and/or diarrhea, gas, bloating, and abdominal pain, finding a tasty and practical snack to nibble on without worrying about an “aftermath” might feel like looking …

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Functional Nutrition - The Future of Healthcare

Functional Nutrition: The Future of Healthcare?

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” – Ayurvedic Proverb Considering that what we eat has been proven countless times over to profoundly impact our health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life (physically, mentally, and emotionally), it comes as no surprise that functional nutrition …

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Collagen for Leaky Gut

Collagen for Leaky Gut: Potential Benefits & Contraindications

The first time I heard about the potential benefits of collagen for leaky gut was back in 2015, while attending a holistic and functional nutrition conference for continuing education. Having recently reached the “light at the end of the tunnel” on my personal gut healing journey (after a very long road), I was still basking …

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