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The Low FODMAPs DIET for IBS

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  • August 14, 2018
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The Low FODMAPs DIET for IBS Brief History The low FODMAPs diet is an elimination type diet that has become first line of dietary therapy recommended for patients suffering with IBS. This plan was developed by Australian dietitian Sue Shepherd and the researchers at Monash University in the late 1990s. Much research was done on…

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This Is Your Gut on Gluten

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  • February 27, 2017
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By Amy Myers, M.D. The Huffington Post Are you curious to know what’s really happening inside your body when you eat your morning bagel or bowl of cereal? What is gluten? Gluten is a protein made up of the peptides gliadin and glutenin and it is found in many grains such as wheat, semolina, spelt,…

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Low-FODMAP diet reduces symptoms in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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  • September 21, 2016
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For one individual, the culprit might be peanut butter. For another, it might be fried chicken. Foods that trigger symptoms are well identified by those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)—a functional disorder based on gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms that might include abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea. Scientifically, it has proven more difficult…

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Why Eating For Your Microbiome Is The Key To A Healthy Weight

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  • March 25, 2016
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At this point, there’s really no need to harp on the statistics revealing the obesity epidemic in America. We’ve been bombarded by numbers—but the truth is all you need to do is walk through an airport terminal or shopping mall to get a sense of how pervasive our weight issues really are. So there’s of…

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A Healthy Diet’s Main Ingredients? Best Guesses

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  • January 8, 2016
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First doctor: “This morning for breakfast he requested something called ‘wheat germ, organic honey and tiger’s milk.’” Second doctor: “Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.” Fans of Woody Allen may recognize that snippet of dialogue from his 1973 comedy, “Sleeper.” The main character, a…

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Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

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  • August 10, 2015
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This is a great article written by Alan Mozes about how alcohol tolerance is significantly lowered in patients that have gastric bypass surgery. The reason this happens is because alcohol gets bypassed just like food and doesn’t have time to lose it’s alcohol content. By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter People who have the most popular…

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Bottoms up, weight down: Red wine’s anti-obesity secret revealed

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  • June 29, 2015
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An ingredient in grapes, berries and red wine can turn excess flab into calorie-burning “brown” fat, research has shown. The discovery suggests that diets containing the substance, resveratrol, may help combat obesity. Scientists gave mice amounts of resveratrol equivalent to humans consuming 12 ounces of fruit per day. They found that despite a high fat…

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African Diet May Lead Away From Colon Cancer

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  • May 5, 2015
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A change in diet for just two weeks alters gut bacteria in ways that may reduce risk of colon cancer, according to a new study in Nature Communications. Researchers asked 20 African-Americans in Pittsburgh and 20 rural South Africans to switch diets for two weeks. The Americans ate a traditional African diet, high in fiber…

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Strawberries May Inhibit Pre-Cancerous Esophageal Lesion Growth

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  • May 7, 2013
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A small scale study conducted by researchers at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center has shown that consumption of strawberries may inhibit the growth of precancerous esophageal lesions. Your health care provider will determine the possibilities of this study. The study followed 36 adults with an average age of 54 who had either mild or…