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Why & How to Keep an IBS Food Diary

Why & How to Keep an IBS Food Diary

If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you’ve likely been advised by your doctor, registered dietitian, and/or holistic nutritionist to start keeping track of your food intake and digestive patterns via an IBS food diary. In this article you’ll learn what an IBS food diary is, why you might need one, and some insider tips …

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What is a Sucrose Intolerance & How Do You Know If You Have It

What is a Sucrose Intolerance, and How Do You Know if You Have It?

If you’re among the ~25-30% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who doesn’t get much symptom relief from following a low FODAMP diet (1), you’ve noticed you get diarrhea after eating sugar, and you’ve ruled out other underlying conditions (with help from your treatment team), chances are it’s not all in your head.  You …

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Holistic Dietitian Advice for Navigating low fodmap sweeteners - Jenna Volpe RDN LD CLT

Gut Health Dietitian Advice About Low FODMAP Sweeteners (2024)

Low FODMAP sweeteners are an increasingly popular way for many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) to be able to have their cake and eat it too – quite literally. 😉 While the low FODMAP diet isn’t a be-all-end-all solution (since gut health is complex, and one size never …

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Everything You Need to Know About Monk Fruit and IBS

What You Need to Know About Monk Fruit and IBS

While more research is needed on how monk fruit impacts people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), many are wondering if the two are compatible.  The short answer is technically yes, but unfortunately since not all commercially available monk fruit products are the same, that isn’t always the case!  In this article I’ll share everything you …

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The Best Sweeteners for IBS

What’s the Best Sweetener for IBS? (2024)

Low FODMAP sweeteners are all the craze right now in the world of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  But if a sweetener is low FODMAP, and it doesn’t directly trigger IBS symptoms, does that mean it’s healthy for your gut? Not necessarily!   In this article, I’ll teach you how to read …

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Honey for IBS - The Pros and Cons

Honey For IBS: Benefits & Contraindications

There are some pretty exciting benefits and polarizing contraindications of honey for IBS, all over the internet.  Alas, if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and you’re curious about whether or not honey will work for you, my short answer is yes – unless you have a fructose intolerance.  But there’s more to the story, …

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Are Stevia and IBS Compatible?

Are Stevia and IBS Compatible?

The relationship between stevia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is still in the early stages of investigation, and more research is needed.  Either way, I decided to dig a little deeper into this, to properly answer the frequently asked question: are stevia and IBS compatible? The short answer to this question is yes, but unfortunately …

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What is IBS and How Do You Know If You Have It

What is IBS, and How Do You Know If You Have It?

It’s safe to say irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has become a modern-day epidemic! 🙁  Not only does it run rampant among my clients – a global Gastroenterology study published in 2021 concluded that about 40% of the entire population has a gut issue of some kind. (1)  But while many people have heard the term “IBS”, most …

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