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3 Myths About Constipation that Are Holding You Back from Getting Better

Constipation is a pain both literally and figuratively and something that most of us experience at some point in our lives. When constipation becomes chronic or if you’ve been plagued by it for most of your life, there are three pieces of advice that you need stop listening to in order to feel better: Myth […]

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Gut Health

3 Myths About Constipation that Are Holding You Back from Getting Better

Constipation is a pain both literally and figuratively and something that most of us experience at some point in our lives. When constipation becomes chronic or if you’ve been plagued by it for most of your life, there are three pieces of advice that you need stop listening to in order to feel better: Myth […]

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Gut Health

Probiotics & IBS: What You Need To Know Before Buying One

Probiotics are microorganisms found in food and supplements that can have great benefit to the digestive system. If you have IBS, you’ve likely been told to try a probiotic supplement to reduce gas, bloating or bowel changes like diarrhea and constipation.  Probiotics can help with IBS symptoms but there are a lot of misconceptions about […]

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Nutrition

How to Start the Low FODMAP Diet

The low FODMAP diet is the most effective dietary strategy for managing irritable bowel syndrome but it is very confusing when you first see it. Foods that you always considered healthy such as apples, avocado, cauliflower and beans are suddenly off-limits?! It’s hard to wrap your head around, I know.  What can make the low […]

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Gut Health

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms, Causes & Holistic Treatment Options

Despite being one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, many people don’t know they have IBS because gas, bloating and bowel issues are somewhat normal to them. In fact, the majority of my clients recall having trouble with their digestion since birth with the tipping point into full blown IBS occurring in adulthood. Since IBS […]

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Nutrition

The Best Non-Dairy Ice Creams That Won’t Hurt Your Gut

If I could go back in time and give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be: Life is too short to eat puréed frozen bananas and pretend it’s ice cream. Like all foods that fall into the “problematic for IBS” category, I’m all for finding you an alternative ice cream that you tolerate instead of completely […]

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Gut Health

3 Telltale Signs that SIBO is Causing Your Bloating

SIBO is such a buzz word in the gut health community right now. For good reason: up to 75% of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome actually have SIBO and when it is treated correctly gas, bloating and irregularity can become a thing of the past. You read that right- the debilitating symptoms that are controlling […]

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Gut Health

5 Most Effective Natural Remedies for Constipation

If you struggle with constipation, you know the feeling of desperation that starts to set in after two, three, four days have passed without a bowel movement. Each day that passes you feel more bloated, backed-up and uncomfortable.  “If only I could just go”. We’ve all been there at some point. Unfortunately, laxatives are the […]

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Recipes

Smooth Moves Tropical Oatmeal (with an overnight oats option)

I’ve always been a big fan of oats in the morning but they can get a little boring if you make the same old oatmeal every day. This tropical variation has been my favourite lately! For those that need a little help in the poop department: it’s full of ingredients that are known to relieve […]

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Recipes

Low FODMAP Ginger Chicken with Homemade Hoisin and Stir-fried Quinoa

Store-bought sauces can be problematic for those with IBS due to high FODMAP ingredients like onion and garlic. I’m a fairly lazy cook so I’ve always shied away from making my own as it seemed too labour intensive. Once I got over the two extra minutes it takes to put together the food processor, I got […]

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The Candida Diet: What to Eat to Fight the Yeasty Beasties

One of the first things I look at when working with someone who has IBS or IBS-like symptoms is the state of the gut microbiome. Dysbiosis, a term used to describe an imbalanced gut microbiome, is one of the most common factors in IBS symptoms developing. Dysbiosis can look like one or a combination of: […]

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