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Has My NAFLD Diagnosis Changed to MASLD? Understanding the Transition

April 26, 2024

Is NAFLD no more? That’s right – In 2023, the name non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was switched to metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) after extensive review from a scientific panel. So what does this change actually mean? I’m a dietitian who works closely with liver disease patients,…

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Best Diet for Leaky Gut: A Dietitian’s Perspective

October 9, 2023

Have you heard of Leaky Gut? The world of nutrition and wellness is ever-evolving and there are certain terms that seem to pop up with increasing frequency. One such term that has gained A LOT of attention recently is “leaky gut.” If you’ve found your way to this post, you’re…

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L-Glutamine for Gut Health: What You Should Know

September 25, 2023

As gut health dietitians, we hear a lot of chatter about supplements for gut health like collagen or apple cider vinegar. In particular, we’re seeing an increasing interest in L-glutamine supplements for gut health. More specifically, there are some pretty big claims about its effectiveness in “healing the…

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Low FODMAP Cheese Guide (+ Grilled Cheese Recipe)

August 21, 2023

Are you a cheese enthusiast with IBS? It can be so confusing to know which dairy products contribute to digestive discomfort. As a gut health dietitian, clients tell me all the time that milk or ice cream increases their symptoms, but cheese is “hit and miss”. It may feel baffling,…

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IBS & Alcohol: A Guide to Low FODMAP Alcohol

August 7, 2023

Navigating dietary restrictions can be a challenging journey. For those following the Low FODMAP diet, the question of whether alcohol is allowed often comes up. As a digestive health dietitian, I get asked about alcohol all the time! Especially since having a drink is often part of socializing with others.  …

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Best Digestive Enzymes for IBS: Do Enzymes Work?

June 8, 2023

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about digestive enzymes. In the past few years in particular, enzymes have been a hot topic amongst influencers and health practitioners alike. So are digestive enzymes worth it? And what are the best digestive enzymes for IBS and managing the…

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Low Histamine Diet for Long COVID – Are Mast Cells Involved?

December 12, 2022

While the early unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic are behind us, we still have a lot to learn about the long-term effects and pathophysiology of the COVID-19 virus. In particular, we are only beginning to research and understand a phenomenon called ‘Long COVID’ – also known as post-COVID-19 syndrome.  Recently,…

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Dietitian Approved 2023 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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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…