SIBO: The Culprit Behind the Chronically Bloated

Bloating and gas are the most common digestive complaints that I come across in my practice.  For some, these symptoms can easily be addressed with the introduction of probiotic rich foods or supplements, removing food sensitivities or increasing digestive fire....

3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Diagnosed with IBS

You have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s a women’s thing- you’re all just afraid to poop”. This is what my (then) Doctor said as he wrote me a prescription. At this point, I had been suffering from chronic IBS symptoms for two years. After following the standard advice...

4 Reasons Why Everything You Eat Makes You Bloated

Eating can become a real drag when everything makes you bloated no matter what you eat. Makes you feel like giving up trying to eat well, doesn’t it? Bloating is the number one reason people work with me and I can sympathize dearly. I know all too well the feelings...

SIBO: The Culprit Behind the Chronically Bloated

Bloating and gas are the most common digestive complaints that I come across in my practice.  For some, these symptoms can easily be addressed with the introduction of probiotic rich foods or supplements, removing food sensitivities or increasing digestive fire....

3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Diagnosed with IBS

You have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s a women’s thing- you’re all just afraid to poop”. This is what my (then) Doctor said as he wrote me a prescription. At this point, I had been suffering from chronic IBS symptoms for two years. After following the standard advice...

4 Reasons Why Everything You Eat Makes You Bloated

Eating can become a real drag when everything makes you bloated no matter what you eat. Makes you feel like giving up trying to eat well, doesn’t it? Bloating is the number one reason people work with me and I can sympathize dearly. I know all too well the feelings...

What Foods Can Cause Bloating

I love telling people what I do for a living because of the questions that are invariably asked afterwards. Everyone has experienced bloating and gas at some point in their lives so when I say that I help people with these issues eat for a Joyful Belly one of the...

Eating for IBS: Know Your Gut Microbiome

Diet plays a major role in controlling IBS symptoms but what that diet looks like exactly depends greatly on the person. An important thing to consider when looking at what to eat for IBS is the state of your gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is a complex community...

Food Sensitivities & IBS

Food sensitivities are a hot topic these days but should you be concerned about them if you have IBS? The short answer is yes. With any chronic symptoms, whether they be IBS symptoms like gas and bloating, headaches or skin issues like eczema, food sensitivities...

The Low FODMAP Diet

The Low FODMAP Diet I specialize in the Low FODMAP diet- the most effective dietary management of IBS. FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrate molecules that some people are unable to digest properly. FODMAP is an acronym that stands for: Fermentable Oligosaccharides...

Heartburn: The Surprise Cause & Why Antacids Won’t Fix It

Let me tell you a personal story that may resonate with many of you that are suffering from heartburn. Many, many years ago, I suffered from heartburn, indigestion and belching daily. I was also stressed, eating a poor diet and drinking alcohol often. My heartburn was...

What Can Cause Bloating & How To Get Rid Of It

Bloating and abdominal distension are the most common reasons people reach out to me for coaching. Having suffered through my own experiences with bloating and distension, I understand how frustrating, uncomfortable and embarrassing it is. There are many reasons for...

Controlling IBS When You’re Just Not Motivated

Controlling IBS means a change in our diet and lifestyle. For some, motivation is high at the beginning to start a nutrition plan, make lifestyle changes and get symptoms under control but this motivation may fizzle out after a few weeks. Some people may feel they...

What To Do When You Are Constipated

Constipation is a massive problem in North America with an estimated 65+ million people suffering from it. The laxative industry is huge and would have you believe that they are the only answer to your pooping troubles. Frequent laxative use can do more harm than good...

What Causes IBS and The Tests You Need If You Have It

When I was diagnosed with IBS, no Doctor or Gastroenterologist could give me a reason why I was suddenly experiencing such extreme digestive issues whereas a few short years prior, I was just fine. Being told that there was no reason for IBS developing, left me...

Are Beans and Legumes Bad for IBS?

Beans and legumes are known for causing gas so it would make sense to avoid them on an IBS diet, right? Not necessarily. While they can cause issues due to their high oligos content (FODMAPs- read more about that here), it may be possible to include some in your diet....

Does Bone Broth Help IBS?

Bone broth has been around for ages but it has recently exploded in popularity and has even been dubbed as a food trend for 2017.  For those who are not familiar with bone broth, it is as simple as the name suggests: a broth that has been made from the bones of...

How To Choose the Right Probiotic for IBS

BS- and all other digestive disorders (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis etc.)- have an element of dysbiosis to them. Dysbiosis is the term used when the gut micro biome has been altered, whether it is from infection by a pathogen (i.e. parasites), not enough of the good...

Why Your Gut Issues Could Be Causing Hypothyroidism

A common theme I see in women from the age of 30+ with gut issues is low thyroid hormone or hypothyroidism. There is a significant connection between the functioning of the thyroid and gut health and many people are able to bring their thyroid hormone levels up just...

The IBS’ers Guide to Pumpkin and Squash

It’s the time of year- my FAVOURITE time of year- when all things pumpkin and squash are out.  These seasonal delights are a great source of antioxidants and provide anti-inflammatory benefits which is super important for those with gut issues. For us IBS’ers, pumpkin...

The One Thing You Need To Know Before Buying Digestive Supplements

There are lots of supplements available to help improve digestion and reduce heartburn, gas and bloating: HCL, plant enzymes, DGL, bitters, peppermint capsules, ginger capsules- each can play an important role in helping someone with digestive issues feel better when...

SIBO Treatment Part 1: Antibiotics

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth affects 84% of people with IBS.  84%!!   If you’ve been struggling with chronic gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea it’s worth talking to your Doctor about SIBO testing.  (A SIBO overview, including testing information can be...

When Diet and Supplements Aren’t Enough to Control IBS

I talk a lot about the Low FODMAP diet for controlling Irritable Bowel Syndrome (“IBS”) because it’s proven to be the most effective diet at controlling IBS.  Scientifically.  Not from alternative medicine folklore. But sometimes it’s not enough to control IBS.  Even...

Getting Started on the Low FODMAP Diet

I’ll be the first to say that, at first glance, the Low FODMAP diet is confusing as hell.  For me, getting started on it was so daunting a task that I kept putting it off….and off…..until I had exhausted every other diet/supplement/superfood I thought would make my...

Thriving with IBS (How I Keep This Shit Under Control)

Back when my Irritable Bowel Syndrome (“IBS”) was at it’s worst and the suggestions from my doctor weren’t helping, I turned into an obsessive information fiend and would spend hours scouring the internet for information.  I was Googling so often that I would get the...

Hatin’ on the (Non-Celiac) Gluten-Free: Why the Bashing Needs to Stop

Gluten-free bashing has gotten really popular these past few months.  Bashing on the non-celiac gluten free people, to be clear.  The people that refer to themselves as “gluten sensitive” or “gluten intolerant”.  I’m constantly coming across articles that state gluten...

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