Hello Friends, I love keeping on top of the latest nutrition and GI topic “pulse” and what has sparked my interest in the last several years is the potential diagnosis of sucrase isomaltase deficiency (SID) in adults. Sucrase isomaltase is a digestive enzyme complex produced in the small intestine. Like lactase, which is a digestive […]Continue Reading
Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diet
Hello Friends! I know I throw many acronyms around this blog all the time, but I want to be sure you understand today’s topic is primarily about inflammatory bowel disease (I.B.D.) and not my usual topic, irritable bowel syndrome (I.B.S.)! Although, IBS will be weaved throughout this post, I just wanted to be clear up […]Continue Reading
Low FODMAP Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes
Delectable low FODMAP chocolate and peanut butter lava cake.Continue Reading
The Team Approach is Best for IBS patients
The Beatles created beautiful music. John and Paul complimented each other bringing together their different styles of music to create a balance of introspection and melody. Individually, each Beatle, Ringo, Paul, John and George were great musicians in their own right, but I think it is safe to say, their collaborative work exceeded their solo work. […]Continue Reading
Diet and Microbiota in Health and Disease Symposium
I am so fortunate to live close to Boston’s Longwood Medical area, a world–renowned medical and academic district, full of top notch hospitals and research centers, and home to Harvard Medical School. Last week, I attended Harvard Medical School’s division of nutrition 16th Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium. This year, the title was Diet and Microbiota in Health and Disease. […]Continue Reading
Research Study: Looking for Participants.
My friends at U. Michigan are researching the role of diet in fecal incontinence. I know…a sensitive and private subject for many. Diet can help this condition….but of course, we need to prove this with research! So, if you experience fecal incontinence and would like to participate in this study to help researchers, the medical […]Continue Reading
What the heck is gastroparesis?
Today’s topic will be about a functional gut disorder called gastroparesis. In short, this is a condition in which the stomach is very slow to empty. Typically, strong muscular contractions push food through your digestive tract. In gastroparesis, the muscles in the wall of your stomach work poorly. This inhibits food from being emptied adequately. […]Continue Reading
Always listen to your body!
Today is Tuesday! So… here’s your tip! The low FODMAP diet is an evidenced based diet shown to help improve symptoms in 75% of those who suffer with IBS…but sometimes there are overlapping food triggers for people with IBS. Not every one is sensitive to a cup of coffee ….but some people with IBS can […]Continue Reading
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Okay, I am about to get all science-y on you. Are you ready? Thinking cap on? I attended a great conference last weekend, a SIBO symposium sponsored by the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Top SIBO specialists that presented most of the information at the symposium included: Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCPC, Allison Siebecker, ND, MSOM, […]Continue Reading