Whether you have had a surgery in your digestive system or mouth, if you are in a bout of diverticulitis, or have active inflammatory bowel disease, your doctor or dietitian may have told you to follow a liquid diet … but what does this mean exactly? And what exactly should you ‘eat’? I have the […]
If you suffer from diverticular disease, I’d like to offer some diet recommendations, both for the active stages of the condition (diverticulitis) and the remission (diverticulosis), as well as set straight a few myths that surround this illness. Diverticular disease is a common illness. Small pockets (diverticula) form on the lining of the large intestine, […]
From time to time, everyone suffers from some form of digestive discomfort. For some of us, these events are not occurring often, but for others, cramps, bloating, heartburn, constipation, etc. are symptoms with which they must deal almost every day. In Canada, it is estimated that over 20 million people suffer from digestive disorders every […]
Diverticula are small marble-sized ‘pouches’ that appear in different spots in the lining of the large intestine. When these diverticula get inflamed and infected, the condition is called diverticulitis, and it is very painful. The chronic condition called diverticulosis is now a common phenomenon in the West, where about 50% of people older than 60 […]
Dietary fiber helps reach satiety quicker and delays hunger pangs, thereby limiting the risk of overeating, which in turn helps preventing obesity. Conversely, a lack of dietary fiber can lead to gastric and intestinal disorders, such as constipation or diarrhea.