Is Oatmeal Good for IBS?
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by Shannon Carwana, dietetic student
4M ago
Oatmeal has been a staple breakfast for many people for years. It is renowned as being easy to prepare, nutrient rich, inexpensive, and of course, delicious! But have you ever wondered is oatmeal good for IBS? Keep reading to learn the implications of eating oats for IBS.    What is IBS?   IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, variable bowel habits, bloating, and/or gas not caused by a detectable disease (1) (2). It is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, affecting up to 22% of people worldwide (2).  Nutritional ..read more
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Supplements for IBD: Are Supplements Effective in Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease? 
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by Shannon Carwana, dietetic student
6M ago
Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can be quite complex and seriously hinder a person’s quality of life. Traditional treatment approaches have varying efficacy and are associated with adverse side effects, causing many to consider turning to supplements as an alternative or adjunct therapy. Although research in this area is still in the early stages, it has recently progressed significantly, producing promising results in support of several supplements for IBD.  What is IBD? IBD is a category of chronic gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases. The two major types of IBD include Cro ..read more
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The Best Mushrooms for Gut Health: Why Mushrooms are Your Guts New Best Friend
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by Leila McBeth, dietetic student
9M ago
Mushrooms are usually celebrated for their unique flavour and culinary versatility, but only recently are they being talked about for their health benefits. Mushrooms actually offer a host of benefits for gut health. Keep reading to learn about the best mushrooms for gut health, as well as how they can support your immune system and digestion. Benefits of mushrooms: Prebiotics: Mushrooms are rich in soluble fibre substances such as chitin, hemicellulose, beta-glucans, and others, which are perfect prebiotics. Prebiotics are essentially food for gut bacteria, which promotes the growth of gut ..read more
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Is Eating 30 Plant Points Per Week the Secret to Good Gut Health?
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by Shannon Carwana, dietetic student
11M ago
There’s been lots of buzz in recent years about “gut health” and “plant points”, with many people touting the benefits for our well-being. You may even have heard that eating 30 different plants a week is the key to good gut health. But do you know why this might be true? Or how to actually achieve this? Keep reading to learn the basics of gut health and how you can optimize your gut when you eat 30 plants a week. What is the gut microbiota and why is it important?   Before addressing the “30 plants points per week” concept, let’s spend a moment or two outlining the fundamentals of g ..read more
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Low FODMAP Fiber Sources: A Complete Guide to High Fiber Low FODMAP Foods
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by Leila McBeth, dietetic student
1y ago
Fiber is an essential nutrient that plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy digestive system. However, for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or other gastrointestinal disorders, consuming too much fiber can cause discomfort, bloating, and gas. That’s where low FODMAP fiber sources come in. A low FODMAP diet is a dietary approach that restricts certain types of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. By identifying which FODMAPs are triggers, people with IBS can often manage their symptoms more effectively. However, it’s essential to ensure that you’re stil ..read more
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Is Tofu Low FODMAP? The Not-So-Straightforward Truth!
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by Shannon Carwana, dietetic student
1y ago
Tofu is a staple component of many people’s diets. It is renowned for its versatility, impressive nutritional profile, and key role in helping vegetarians reach their protein needs. But is tofu low FODMAP? And is it a good option for those with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)? There is a lot of conflicting information regarding this topic which can be overwhelming and confusing! Keep reading to gain clarity on this complicated issue once and for all. WHAT IS TOFU? Tofu has been a major ingredient in East Asian cuisine for thousands of years, but has gained worldwide popularity more recently as ..read more
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Eating with IBS: Are Sweet Potatoes Low FODMAP?
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by Kelsey Russell-Murray, RD, MSc
1y ago
Are you looking for a delicious and healthy food that won’t upset your gut? Look no further than sweet potatoes! These root vegetables are not only packed with vitamins and minerals, but they are also low in FODMAPs, making them a perfect choice for anyone struggling with IBS and following a low FODMAP diet. Read on to learn about the gut health benefits of sweet potato and 6 delicious and easy low FODMAP meal ideas that are based around sweet potato! At Gut Healthy Dietitian, we know that finding tasty foods that won’t upset your stomach can be a challenge. That’s why we love sweet potatoes ..read more
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15 Easy and Delicious Low FODMAP Lunch Ideas to Keep Your Gut Happy!
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by Leila McBeth, dietetic student
1y ago
Are you struggling to come up with low FODMAP lunch ideas that won’t leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable? Look no further! As gut health dietitians, we know how important it is to keep your gut happy and healthy, especially during the middle of the day when we need energy and focus. In this post, we’re sharing 6 delicious low FODMAP lunch ideas (with recipes!) that are easy to prepare and will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. Scroll to the bottom for a list of bonus ideas for easy low FODMAP lunches! Low FODMAP Lunch Ideas: Coconut rice with lime and chicken Strawberry spina ..read more
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IBD Treatment Diet: What You Need to Know About Eating for Remission
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by Kelsey Russell-Murray, RD, MSc
1y ago
If you’re living with IBD, you know how challenging it can be to manage your symptoms. But did you know that your diet can play a crucial role in managing IBD symptoms? Too often I see the role of diet in helping to manage IBD, or even getting disease into remission, underplayed in favour of medications. In this post, we’ll introduce the idea of an IBD treatment diet and how it can help you feel better. What is IBD? Before we dive into the IBD treatment diet, let’s first define what IBD is. IBD stands for inflammatory bowel disease, and it refers to a group of conditions that cause inflammatio ..read more
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Eating with Ease with Gastroparesis, Includes Gastroparesis Meal Plan PDF Download!
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by Gabrielle Ebbers, dietetic student
1y ago
Gastroparesis, or delayed stomach emptying, is a challenging digestive condition that can have a major impact on quality of life. Gastroparesis slows, or even stops, the movement of food from your stomach to your small intestine (where nutrition is absorbed) – even though there is no actual blockage. Because gastroparesis prevents your stomach from emptying properly it can interfere with normal digestion and cause unpleasant symptoms like nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The good news? Changes to your diet can have a big impact on symptom management. Keep reading to learn all about a gastr ..read more
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