Diet & Nutrition
The Low FODMAP Diet is common for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) to eliminate foods that worsen symptoms.
Following a diet high in fiber has a wide range of benefits, including improving bowel Fiber is an ingredient in many common foods such as fruits, grains, and vegetables that our body cannot break down.
If you are suffering from mild to moderate constipation (having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week), constipation can be treated at home by making some changes to your diet.
A lactose-free diet means eating foods that do not contain lactose- a sugar that is found in most milk products.
Although your body needs cholesterol, having too much cholesterol can lead to serious health issues, including coronary artery disease and other heart diseases.
Gluten is the protein part of wheat, rye, barley, and other related grains. Some people cannot tolerate gluten when it comes in contact with the small intestine.
As part of a regular healthy diet, it is recommended that of the total calories eaten, no more than 30% should come from fat.
Various functions along the path of digestion contribute to the production of gas and flatulence. A certain degree of gas or flatulence is normal.
Symptoms associated with acid reflux or GERD can be caused by a number of factors, including certain foods that may cause the lower esophageal muscle to relax, causing GERD.
A low fiber or low residue diet limits the consumption of dietary fiber, oftentimes by placing restrictions on foods found to have high amounts including certain fruits, vegetables, dairy, and whole-grain products.
The bland or soft diet is designed to decrease peristalsis and avoid irritation of the gastrointestinal tract.
The clear liquid diet provides fluids that leaves little residue and are easily absorbed with minimal digestive activity. This diet is adequate in all essential nutrients and is recommended only if clear liquids are temporarily needed.
With the presence of Diverticulosis, it is best to follow a high fiber diet. This keeps pressure on the wall of the large intestine and prevents the accumulation of excess bacteria. Increase fiber gradually in your diet, as a sudden increase may cause increased formation of gas.
A Gallbladder Diet focuses on eating small or moderate meals and avoiding all fried and fatty groups, dressing and condiments, and certain vegetables including Asparagus, corn, cucumbers, green peppers, radishes, cabbage, sauerkraut, onions, and garlic.