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Digestion & Gut Health Tag

Gluten, where are you hiding?

If you are a member of the population avoiding gluten (protein found in wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats) you are not alone on your journey!  In fact, you are also not alone if you have an overwhelming feeling that gluten could be subtly hiding where you least expect it!  Sound familiar? If so, this article is for you :) First, for those on a Gluten Free (GF) diet, the importance of LABEL READING each and everyproduct label every time cannot be over-emphasized!!  Even if you previously purchased a product (let’s say a brand of rice crackers) and checked the label to determine that it is a ‘safe’ GF product, you STILL NEED to read the label when you purchase the same product again.  Manufactures can change...

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Irritable bowel

Is your bowel irritable?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an all too common condition also known as “spastic colon”.  It leads to symptoms such as abdominal cramping, pain, gas, bloating and/or a change in bowel movements (diarrhea or constipation) and lasting for over three months.  The exact cause of IBS is unknown and the onset is generally in the teenage years. For reasons unknown, it is twice as common in woman compared to men. Suffer from IBS? You're not alone! DYK 1 in 6 people have irritable bowel?! Click To Tweet If you are someone affected by IBS, you are not alone. It is estimated that 1 out of 6 people have irritable bowel. The severity of...

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