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Diets

  • Low “FODMAP” Diet

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 11, 2015
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    When everyday foods are hard to digest, causing pain in one’s bowel area, one might discover they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In some cases, specific carbohydrates may cause the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has long been debated and researched by gastroenterologists. Some think itRead More
  • Gluten Free Diet

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 11, 2015
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    A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people withRead More
  • Mediterranean Diet

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 11, 2015
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    Eat like a Mediterranean — but how? Here’s what the research says — and doesn’t say — about the Mediterranean diet. When they study the diet, researchers generally use scales of “Mediterranean-ness.” On the most widely used of these, someone with a “perfectly Mediterranean” eating pattern would consume a highRead More
  • Dietary Fiber

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 10, 2015
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    What is dietary fiber? Dietary fiber is defined as indigestible carbohydrate. It’s classified into soluble (in water) and insoluble fiber – each with specific properties and possible health benefits. Soluble fiber dissolves in water; it forms a gel when water is added to it. Insoluble fiber absorbs liquid and inRead More
  • Gluten Allergy vs Gluten Intolerance

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 10, 2015
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    Foods to Eat With Gluten Intolerance But Not Celiac Disease The symptoms of celiac disease, a genetic condition which affects an estimated 2 million Americans, and gluten intolerance are sometimes similar but vary from person to person. Many experience abdominal discomfort, nausea and diarrhea. Symptoms overlap greatly with irritable bowelRead More
  • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis Diet

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 10, 2015
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    DOES DIET MATTER? Q&A 1. Diverticulitis diet: Can certain foods trigger an attack? Actually, no specific foods are known to trigger a diverticulitis attack. And there’s no diverticulitis diet that’s been proven to prevent attacks. Still, following a so-called diverticulitis diet remains a popular, if unproven, way to try toRead More
  • Fructose Intolerance 101

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 10, 2015
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    From Wikipedia, on fructose: Honey, tree fruits, berries, melons and some root vegetables, such as beets, sweet potatoes, parsnips and onions contain fructose, usually in combination with glucose in the form of sucrose. Fructose is also derived from the digestion of granulated table sugar (sucrose), a disaccharide consisting of glucoseRead More
  • Six Food Elimination Diet

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 10, 2015
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    This diet involves removing the six most common foods that have been seen in allergic diseases, that is milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanuts/treenuts, and seafood (fish/shellfish). This was first proven useful in children but more recent studies in adults show good success rates also. In one study it appeared thatRead More
  • Weight Loss Tips

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 10, 2015
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    Tips for Weight Loss About two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. So it’s easy to see why so many people want to lose at least a couple of pounds, and sometimes more. Losing weight is not easy. We have such fast-paced lives. Time for exercise and preparing healthy mealsRead More
  • Your Diet and Warfarin

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 10, 2015
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    What is warfarin? Warfarin is a medication that helps “thin” your blood to decrease your body’s chance of forming harmful clots. Unwanted blood clots may cause strokes, heart attacks, or other potentially harmful events such as clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism). How does warfarinRead More