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Dietitian Approved 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Digestive Health

November 28, 2022

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be wondering what gifts you can give your gut to breeze through the holidays. It can be a challenging time of year if you have GI issues! Or perhaps you have a friend or family member you’re shopping for who has digestive…

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Silky Chocolate Flaxseed Pudding (Dairy Free & Gluten Free)

November 21, 2022

Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you! This easy flaxseed pudding recipe comes together so quickly – with only 5 minutes of prep time and 1 hour for the pudding to chill. It is one of my fave healthy and easy recipes. Flaxseed pudding is the perfect snack or dessert…

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Experiencing an IBS Flare Up? What Helps Right Away

November 7, 2022

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms can present themselves at the best and worst of times – it can be SO inconvenient. Symptoms of IBS can be unpredictable and extremely frustrating to experience. Even with good management of IBS, it’s normal to have fluctuations in symptom control. As a digestive health…

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A List of 15+ Low FODMAP Store-Bought Snacks

October 27, 2022

Following a low FODMAP diet should not mean that you can’t enjoy delicious goodies! While it’s true that many savory snacks and sweet desserts do contain high FODMAP ingredients, there are still a lot of low FODMAP snacks and treats you can enjoy! Below is a list of 15+ delicious…

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Does Rifaximin Treat IBS? Yes, Here’s How.

October 24, 2022

There are many therapies that exist for the management of IBS including diet, supplements, medications, and more. One option gaining more attention in the IBS community is an antibiotic medication called rifaximin. But does rifaximin treat IBS? As a dietitian specializing in irritable bowel syndrome, I always encourage patients to…

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Can IBS Cause Weight Gain? Yes and No. Here’s Why.

October 3, 2022

Our gut health dietitians at Ignite Nutrition often get asked about the connection between irritable bowel syndrome and weight – in particular, whether IBS can lead to weight gain. The short answer is yes, IBS and weight gain can be interconnected for some people. However, this topic is much…

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35 Minute Low FODMAP Stir Fry with Firm Tofu

September 28, 2022

This lemon-teriyaki stir fry isn’t just a quick, delicious dinner—it’s low FODMAP, too! This stir fry recipe uses extra firm tofu, which is low FODMAP. Silken tofu, the softest type of tofu, is not low FODMAP in an appreciable portion. Know the difference before you cook! Recipe yields 4 servings.

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Best Drinks to Help with IBS Symptoms

September 19, 2022

We spend a lot of time learning which foods are suitable for a low FODMAP diet and which aren’t, but food is only half the story– the drinks we consume can affect our IBS symptoms just as much. Breaking down which drinks will help, and which may be worsening…

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A List of Non-FODMAP IBS Food Triggers

September 5, 2022

Are you struggling with IBS symptom management? Whether you are on the low FODMAP diet or not – there are some IBS triggers that aren’t FODMAPs that are also important for you to consider. As an IBS dietitian I am always looking for ways to help improve quality…

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20 Minute Low FODMAP Hummus Recipe (No Garlic!)

August 24, 2022

You may be wondering, is eating hummus ok for IBS? This is a question I get surprisingly often as a gut health dietitian. Store-bought hummus (and many recipes) can contain garlic which is a high FODMAP ingredient. This homemade low FODMAP hummus recipe is made without garlic and onion. It…