What are prebiotics? + tips for working these essential nutrients into your diet

As a busy doctor-mom, I’ve experienced the temptation to reach for the most convenient foods, either on grocery store shelves or the drive through window. And I see how my patients struggle to have a well-balanced diet in today’s busy world. That’s why I’m always looking to find ways to simplify my and my patients’ […]

Debunking 5 myths about soy

There’s a lot of confusion about whether or not soy is good for you. The truth is that, despite all of the misinformation out there, soy is healthy! It’s a nutrient-dense source of protein that can provide significant health benefits, especially when eaten as an alternative to red meat. Soy contains an impressive list of […]

A Balancing Act: What is dysbiosis and how is it impacting your health?

As you know, gut health is essential to our overall wellbeing. Our guts are very complex systems that act as our bodies’ “second brains.” In fact, I like to think of our guts as our own personal command centers that are unique to each of us individually. Each of us has within our gut a […]

Diet matters for IBD

As we have discussed in previous articles, diet and nutrition directly impacts your IBD management and healing. You may have instinctively preferred or avoided certain foods just by (quite literally) following your gut instincts. Through your own personal experiment and analysis, some foods make you feel better (or not worse) and others trigger all your symptoms. I am here to confirm your suspicions and help guide you to find the best diet for you with the help of your IBD healthcare team…

Stress: The silent killer (and your gut’s arch nemesis)

Stress is a silent killer

In a recent blog post in honor of mental health awareness month, we talked about how mental health and gut health go hand-in-hand and explained the science behind it. To fully address this critical topic, there is one important issue that we have to take a deeper dive into – stress!  It’s a silent killer […]

Do I Have SIBO?

Woman suffering from SIBO

Are you suffering from bouts of bloating, diarrhea or constipation?  Have you had abdominal surgery and now have a shortened bowel? How about narrowing or strictures in your bowel? Or intestinal adhesions from a previous surgery? If you’ve been ruled out for other digestive diseases and still have unexplained and unresolved symptoms, you may be […]

The Causes of Bloating, and 10 Ways to Beat it

Woman with Painful Bloating

Bloating and distention of the abdomen are two of the most commonly recorded gastrointestinal symptoms. They affect anywhere between 16-19% of the general population. Significant bloating tends to be more prevalent in women than men, and can be caused by a wide variety of underlying issues. For many, the severity of the condition often worsens […]

Avoiding Sedentarism: Moving To Stay Healthy

Sedentary Children

This past year has caused me and my family to be more sedentary than ever. This global pandemic had us all panicked and frozen in place for over a year. Coupled with working from home and being limited in the amount of activities and places we could go significantly changed our day of life. I […]

Fiber and the Gut Microbiome: Pre, Pro, and Postbiotics

Eating a diet that is packed with fiber is essential to a healthy lifestyle, gut health, and our immune system; out gut microbiome thrives on this fiber! Yet across the western world, our dietary fiber intake is decreasing. Research now shows that for the majority of people, the level of fiber they consume falls significantly […]

Helping your Child to Build a Strong Gut Microbiome

Happy Child

Our gut is one of the most important parts of the human body, and the microbes found inside are an essential in keeping us physically and mentally healthy. Helping your child to build a strong gut microbiome is critical to their development, mental and physical resilience and in decreasing their risk of digestive and other […]