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Category: Gut Health & IBS

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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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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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Simplified Low FODMAP: What is the FODMAP Gentle Diet?

August 8, 2022

The low FODMAP diet can be a tricky thing. Not only does it involve a lot of planning and preparation, but it requires cutting out quite a few foods. This is especially true during the elimination phase. This kind of restriction can also lead to disordered…

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10+ Tips for Eating Out on the Low FODMAP Diet

May 25, 2022

Whether you’re looking to dine out at a restaurant or grab fast food takeout, you might be wondering if you can while on a low FODMAP diet. Read on for tips from a registered dietitian on how you can avoid eating high FODMAP foods while eating outside of your home!…

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Soy and the Low FODMAP Diet: What to Eat and Avoid

April 11, 2022

When it comes to the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet, soy is listed on many “avoid” lists. But is soy always a no-go for low FODMAP diet recipes? The short answer: it depends! Soybeans are high in fermentable carbohydrates called oligosaccharides – mainly galacto-oligosaccharides…

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What is a Low Histamine Diet?

April 4, 2022

Histamine is a food chemical naturally found in many of the things that we eat on a day-to-day basis. It is normal to consume this food chemical. For most people the histamine that we consume goes on to be broken down by an enzyme called diamine oxidase (DAO). This enzyme…

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Sulphite Intolerance or Allergy? A Beginner’s Guide

March 29, 2022

As I'm sure you've noticed - in quite a few of my posts I have hinted to my avoidance on sulphites. Well, cats outta the bag - I'm sulphite intolerant.So. This is my low-down in sulphites.I've done lit-reviews. I've studied the evidence. I've learnt a lot of things. Trial and error through personal experience. Here is a down low on what sulphite intolerance is - and what changes you can make to avoid it!

Apple Cider Vinegar - Does it Have Gut Health Benefits?

Should I Take Apple Cider Vinegar for Gut Health?

March 8, 2022

Is apple cider vinegar actually good for gut health? Hear from dietetics student Amy Pun (post reviewed and updated by Andrea Hardy, registered dietitian) on what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to the benefits of apple cider vinegar. Like whether it prevents inflammation, improves the gut microbiome, and…