Category Archives: Nutrition

FODMAP and Disordered Eating

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) occurs when the digestive tract doesn’t work how it normally should. This means digested food in the colon can’t move along smoothy and individuals can experience a wide variety of symptoms including pain in their abdomen, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation. The…

Everything you need to know about FODMAP

Ever had an irritated stomach? It’s likely you have! Maybe you ate something that didn’t sit right or had trouble going to the bathroom? It’s normal for everyone to experience issues with their stomach at one point or another.  Some people face these troubles more…

Nutrition During the Pandemic

During the current pandemic, our routines have shifted and “normal” days have started to blend together. Is it Monday or Thursday?  For many, school has started, helping to restore a little more routine but in order to limit the spread of disease life is different…

Intermittent Fasting: Is it Safe?

Intermittent fasting (IF) has recently become a popular diet trend, and you may be curious if it is healthy or not. IF has many different definitions, but in general it means fasting for a certain period of the day or week. The most common type…

Eating for Comfort

Food offers us many benefits. It provides our bodies with fuel to perform the most basic functions like moving and breathing. Food nourishes our bodies with nutrients it needs to heal after surgeries or to rebuild after intense physical activity. It can be joyful to…

Can Herbal Supplements Boost Immunity?

When viruses are spreading, many people look for products that can help prevent illness and improve their immune system. Your immune system is your body’s natural defense system against illness. Aisles of grocery stores and pharmacies contain pills, powders, lozenges and other forms of herbal…

Is Yogurt Good For You?

Traditionally, yogurt is a milk product made through a process called fermentation. Dairy yogurts may contain an abundance of live microorganisms called probiotics which are healthy bacteria for your gut! Probiotics are very beneficial to your health in many ways including maintaining a healthy digestive…

Green Tea and Your Health

Green tea is a very popular drink right now because of the supposed health benefits that come from drinking it. It is available as a cold bottled beverage, in tea bags, and in supplement (powder or pill) form. Even just googling “green tea benefits” makes…

Stocking Up on Food

In unforeseen circumstances, you might find yourself needing to stock up on food. Whether it is due to health, environmental issues, or other reasons, having a plan for food stock can reduce stress in cases of emergency. If you are quarantined or home bound without…