Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for a healthy gut environment or microbiome. The simplest explanation is that probiotics are the microbes (we are usually talking about bacteria here) that colonize the large intestine, while prebiotics are the food, or fuel, which feeds those microbes.
May is Celiac Awareness Month This year, one of my children was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. To put it lightly, it’s been a steep learning curve. Between figuring out how to determine what products are safe, what restaurants are safe, and how best to manage a kitchen for our family, we’ve learned a lot. Gluten-free […]
New info on what to eat if you struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome If you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and are experiencing digestive symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramping or gas you are not alone. You may have heard about some of the new research being done on what is known as the […]
Food sensitivity testing, gluten-free diet & low FODMAP diet Thousands of people struggle with digestive health issues every day including diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal cramping and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Since these symptoms can seriously influence day-to-day quality of life and overall well-being I’ve noticed people will try just about anything in order to […]
1. Are carbs bad? No! Your brain runs exclusively on carbs (you can think of all carbs as single, double and longer chains of sugar). The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in partnership with Health Canada suggests the average minimum amount of carbohydrate needed for the brain of children and adults is 130 […]