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Functional and Integrative Medicine - Explained by Jenna Volpe

Functional and Integrative Medicine, Explained

In today’s fast-paced world, chronic health issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heart disease, and diabetes (to name a few) are on the rise.  As a result, more people are looking for more natural, alternative approaches to conventional medicine. Functional and integrative medicine are two holistic healthcare models gaining popularity due to their patient-centric and …

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13 Best Teas for Constipation

13 Types of Tea for Constipation Relief – and a Constipation Tea Recipe

When you’re feeling constipated, and fiber and fluids aren’t cutting it, it’s time to level up.  Enter: tea for constipation!  But wait – not so fast.  There are a few things to consider BEFORE diving face-first into a cup of constipation tea. In this article I’ll share my 13 of the most potent types of …

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What Causes Constipation - 9 Root Causes to Consider

What Causes Constipation? (9 Root Causes to Consider from a Holistic Dietitian Perspective)

Many would agree constipation is a pain in the butt (in more ways than one… pun intended).  But in addition to interfering with your quality of life, constipation is also a sign that something is out of alignment with your health.  If you’ve been wondering what causes constipation, look no further!   The goal of this article is …

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15+ Low FODMAP Teas to Try

15+ Low FODMAP Teas: Comprehensive List & Expert Guidance

If you’re navigating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and you’re in the early phases of a low FODMAP elimination diet, you may be wondering which types of tea are safe and possibly even beneficial for you to drink.  Enter: low FODMAP teas!  (They aren’t always 100% “IBS friendly” – but …

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Low FODMAP Pasta Sauces and Tomato Sauces

Low FODMAP Pasta Sauces and Tomato Sauces: Brands, Product List, & Recipes

“Low FODMAP Pasta Sauces and Tomato Sauces: Brands, Product List, & Recipes” was written by dietetic intern and functional nutritionist Krista Wale, B.S. and reviewed, edited & updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. Many pasta lovers suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) notice they feel better when switching …

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Low FODMAP Pasta: Product List and Recipe Round-Up by Whole-istic Living

Low FODMAP Pasta Guide: Brands, Product List, & Recipes

“Ultimate Low FODMAP Pasta Guide: Product List & Recipe Round-Up” was written by dietetic intern and functional nutritionist Krista Wale, B.S. and reviewed, edited & updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. When you’re navigating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and you’ve been prescribed a low FODMAP elimination diet, the …

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Low FODMAP Bone Broth - Brands, Products, and Recipes Round-Up

Low FODMAP Bone Broth: Best Store-Bought & Homemade Options (Round-Up)

A low FODMAP bone broth is simply any type of bone broth (a type of broth made with animal bones instead of just meat) which doesn’t contain high FODMAP ingredients such as garlic or onions. Bone broth is also a very specific type of “functional food” for leaky gut repair – for those who aren’t …

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Sweet Relief - Expert Advice on Sucraid (Sacrosidase)

Sweet Relief: When and How to Take Sucraid® (Sacrosidase)

Sacrosidase (Sucraid®) is a digestive enzyme specially designed to aid in the breakdown of sucrose, exclusively for folks with sucrase-isomaltase deficiency – aka “sucrose intolerance”. Whether you have congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID) or an acquired sucrase intolerance, Sucraid® (in combination with a sucrose intolerance diet) may potentially be a game-changer for your quality of life. …

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Free Downloadable Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods List PDF

Probiotic Foods List PDF (Free, Downloadable, and Printable) – With Product Links & Recipes

o-If you’ve made it here, I’m guessing you’d like to download/print a copy of my free Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods List PDF! But before you do so, make sure to read this article so you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and understanding required to help you get the most value out of the PDF. Disclaimer:  …

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11 Evidence-Based Raw Sauerkraut Health Benefits - Jenna Volpe - Whole-istic Living

11 Evidence-Based Raw Sauerkraut Health Benefits (2024)

Sauerkraut, an ancient staple and modern-day “superfood” (aka “functional food”), is peaking the interest of IBS sufferers and health enthusiasts in recent years… for lots of reasons! (As it turns out, there’s a plethora of little-known raw sauerkraut health benefits, backed by research.) From gut health and immunity to heart health, bone health and detoxification, …

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