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SIBO and IBS: Cutting-Edge Findings with Gastroenterologist Dr. William Chey

Cutting-Edge Findings on SIBO and IBS with Gastroenterologist Dr. William Chey (1)

[Last Updated 15th of August, 2018]

There’s a lot of confusing information available on managing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Even gastrointestinal experts can’t seem to agree on the best way to approach their diagnoses and treatment.

To update myself with the latest research in this area, I spoke with Dr. William Chey, a leading gastroenterologist researcher at the University of Michigan and world-renowned authority on food intolerance.

I asked Dr. Chey about how he diagnoses SIBO, his best recommended treatment and whether or not he thinks the low-FODMAP diet is effective.

His answers have been lightly edited for clarity…. [Discover More…]

A Beginner’s Guide to Ischemic Colitis: Symptoms, Treatment and Diet

A Beginner’s Guide to Ischemic Colitis

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Any sort of abdominal pain can be frustrating.

Add bloody stool to the mix, and it can turn downright scary.

Often these types of symptoms are linked to an issue in the gut, and they may be tricky to diagnose and ultimately treat.

Ischemic colitis is one of these conditions, and it’s often confused with other inflammatory bowel diseases.

This article clears up any confusion about what ischemic colitis is and the best short- and long-term treatments and dietary plans to keep symptoms at bay…. [Discover More…]

Microscopic Colitis And Diet: Beginner’s Guide To Treating Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis

Microscopic Colitis And Diet

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Chronic and frequent diarrhea can make anyone’s life miserable.

This is what those with microscopic colitis deal with on a nearly daily basis.

This inflammatory condition of the colon, broken down into two forms—collagenous and lymphocytic colitis—is becoming increasingly common, with more people seeking quick relief.

Here, we explore the best treatments for both forms of microscopic colitis and how diet and lifestyle changes may be your best long-term course of action…. [Discover More…]

How To Stop Food Cravings and Emotional Eating with Nutritional Psychologist Kimberley Wilson

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Eating has become a behavior with a lot of rules and restrictions.

Some of these are medically recommended of course, such as a gluten-free diet for those with celiac disease.

But other restrictive diets, such as paleo and the keto diet, unnecessarily forbid foods for the majority of people.

Unfortunately, our obsessive and often times extreme diet culture appears to fuel food cravings and emotional eating. In fact, binge eating disorder is now the most common eating disorder in adults (1).

This is not my area of expertise, but it is for Kimberley Wilson, a UK-based chartered psychologist who specializes in nutritional psychiatry, particularly eating issues.

I asked Kimberley about the issues with restrictive diets and how to stop food cravings and emotional eating, or at least minimize their power over us.

Here are some of the most important takeaways from our conversation. Her answers have been lightly edited for clarity…. [Discover More…]

Total Calories in Alcohol? This Is How Many Are In Your Favorite Drinks

Total Calories in Alcohol? This Is How Many Are In Your Favorite Drinks

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Weight loss can be a real challenge…

Especially if you regularly drink alcoholic beverages.

This is because alcoholic drinks tend to be high in calories, and we tend to drink a lot of them. Many people don’t factor this in when they think about their calorie intake for the week.

Importantly, some alcoholic drinks are significantly higher in calories than others.

This article looks at how many calories are in your favorite alcoholic drinks, as well as the best choices for those watching their waistline…. [Discover More…]

Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense): A Potent Anti-Inflammatory and Possible Cancer Fighter

Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) A Potent Anti-Inflammatory and Possible Cancer Fighter 1

[Last updated 14th August, 2018]

Boswellia is an herbal extract and essential oil, also known as frankincense.

It’s has been used for centuries in incense, perfumes and traditional Asian, African and Middle Eastern medicine.

It’s now touted for its anti-inflammatory properties and potential ability to even fight cancer.

This article digs into the science behind boswellia to see if it lives up to the hype…. [Discover More…]