Month: May 2015

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The basics of a low FODMAP breakfast

May 25, 2015 No Comments

So, you’ve decided to try out the low FODMAP diet to rein in your IBS. You’ve downloaded the list of foods to avoid and the list of foods to eat. All that’s left to do is start! To begin the day on a right note, here are some tips to help you create your low […]

Children with GERD

Children with Reflux (GERD)

May 25, 2015 No Comments

Whether your child is a toddler or a teenager, they will occasionally suffer from diarrhea, upset tummy, excessive burping, abdominal pain, or heartburn. Sometimes stress from a big event in a child’s life – such as the first day of school, exams, or a sporting event – triggers a digestive upset. However, when digestive disturbances […]

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Burping and GERD

May 25, 2015 No Comments

People with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) tend to burp or belch more than those people without GERD. To see if excessive gas intake worsens GERD, researchers in the Netherlands examined this phenomenon. As reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, to investigate, the researchers measured pressure, liquid, and acidity in the esophagus of 12 people […]

GERD on the Rise

GERD on the Rise

May 25, 2015 No Comments

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common, chronic condition caused by the backflow of stomach contents, such as gastric acid, into the esophagus. The main symptoms include a burning, pressure-like sensation in the chest (heartburn), the sensation of food or liquid rising up the esophagus, and a bitter or sour taste in the mouth. Less […]

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How to reduce the flatulence caused by pulses

May 25, 2015 1 Comment

It’s a fact, pulses (legumes) tend to induce flatulence, but you should certainly not avoid them, as they are very nutritious. They are significantly rich in vitamins and minerals, protein, soluble fiber, which is beneficial for cardiovascular health, and have a low Glycemic Index, ideal for keeping you fuller for longer. In brief, they are […]

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GERD and Heartburn Tips

May 25, 2015 No Comments

If you suffer from frequent heartburn, the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), then even the most basic day-to-day life activities can affect your condition. What were once regular habits; such as eating, sleeping, and exercise, can be either aggravators or alleviators. The best approach for alleviating symptoms is a balanced lifestyle of […]

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Diet and GERD

May 25, 2015 1 Comment

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the back flow of stomach contents into the esophagus. It occurs as a result of hiatus hernia (protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm into the esophageal area), reflux esophagitis, abdominal pressure associated with obesity, or pregnancy pyrosis (heartburn). A ring of muscle […]

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Top Five Nutrition Changes as we Age

May 25, 2015 No Comments

It is no surprise that we have an aging population; those over the age of 65 are the fastest growing population group! It is estimated by year 2030, more than one in five will be over the age of 65 (Heath Canada, 2002). As we age, our nutrition needs shift from a focus on growth […]

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Get up for two minutes every hour and walk for better health

May 19, 2015 No Comments

A new study published on April 30, 2015 in the online journal, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology offers some hope to offset the hazards of sitting for long periods of time. Researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City analyzed data collected in a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey […]

Olive oil compound kills cancer cells

May 19, 2015 No Comments

According to a scientific study that appeared recently in the journal Molecular & Cellular Oncology, an antioxidant phenolic compound found in olive oil has the ability to selectively kill cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells untouched. This compound known as oleocanthal would explain at least partly why people who adopt the Mediterranean diet are 15% […]

Expo Milano 2015: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”

May 13, 2015 No Comments

At last, it is time for Expo Milano 2015, the largest global event dedicated to food. “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” («Nutrire il Pianeta, Energia per la Vita») is the theme of the event: a reflection on the key role that nutrition plays on the development of humanity.

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The heroes of a low FODMAP diet

May 11, 2015 No Comments

We have seen that the list of foods to avoid when we follow a low FODMAP* diet is rather long. Luckily for us, the list of foods that can be consumed freely is even longer.

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