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Digestive Disorders: Is Fiber or No Fiber Better For Your Diet?

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 3/22/17 1:37 PM

Is Fiber or No Fiber Better For Your Diet?To eat fiber or not to eat fiber? That’s the question faced by people with digestive disorders.

On one hand, fiber is a key part of a daily diet. On the other hand, you may worry that foods with fiber can exacerbate the symptoms of digestive conditions such as IBS.

The truth is that eating fiber can help you with digestive troubles in different ways. It just depends on the type of fiber you consume. Let’s look at the difference between soluble and insoluble fiber.

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Topics: digestive disorders

Digestive Health Issues: How To Manage in Everyday Life

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 3/15/17 8:50 AM

Digestive Health Issues: How To Manage in Everyday Life

Living with digestive health issues can make everyday activities difficult.

I've been invited to go camping, but I'm not sure if there are restrooms nearby.

I have a lot of work to do. Can I schedule my meetings around my bathroom breaks?

I want to see that movie, but I don't know if my stomach is up for it.

While all of this is difficult, having a condition such as IBS or colitis doesn't have to make life impossible. There are steps you can take to manage your health troubles.

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Topics: digestive health

How Protein Helps Muscle Recovery

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 3/8/17 2:19 PM

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For athletes to recover from competitions and workouts, they need to stick to a healthy diet. Carbohydrates are an important fuel source, and help people recover after exercise.

However, it’s important to remember the role protein plays in muscle recovery.

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The Link Between Stress and Digestive Issues

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 3/1/17 10:22 AM

The Link Between Stress and Digestive IssuesWhen something stressful happens, we can feel it – as the saying goes – in our gut.

And if you feel like stress is exacerbating the trouble you’re having with digestion, you’re on the right track. Science has found definite links between stress and digestive issues, validating that it plays a role in a range of problems, from heartburn to indigestion to irritable bowel syndrome.

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Topics: digestive issues, stress

How To Identify Triggers For Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 2/22/17 2:03 PM

How To Identify Triggers For Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

Waiting on the various triggers for symptoms of Crohn’s disease can be like living next to train tracks: Things are often quiet, but every so often something comes along to disrupt your life.

But while Crohn’s symptoms can manifest without warning, there are some cases where you can determine specific causes of these flare-ups.

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Topics: crohn's disease symptoms

How Protein Helps Healing Wounds

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 2/15/17 1:43 PM

How Protein Helps Healing WoundsProtein is like that person at your job who seems to be in 10 places at once, doing 10 different things.

It makes enzymes, hormone and other body chemicals, and serves as vital building blocks for your blood, skin, bones, muscles and cartilage.

Your body also uses protein to build and repair tissue, which is why it plays a major role in healing wounds. People with acute or chronic wounds need extra protein to ensure their wounds heal completely, and in a timely manner.

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8 Natural Ways to Reduce IBS Symptoms

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 2/9/17 1:25 PM

8 Natural Ways to Reduce IBS SymptomsIBS symptoms – gas, bloating, frequent trips to the bathroom – can be unpleasant to talk about. Because IBS symptoms are often alternating and unpredictable, ranging from constipation to diarrhea, doctors usually develop individual treatment regimens for people who have IBS.

If you’re looking for natural, drug-free ways to troubleshoot and improve your IBS symptoms, our suggestions may help.

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Exercise Can Help Your Gut Symptoms. Here's Why...

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 1/26/17 7:01 AM

Exercise Can Help Your Gut Symptoms.

Exercise can alleviate the effects of many conditions, including IBS symptoms, Crohn’s disease symptoms, and other digestive disorders. Regular workouts won’t cure these ailments, but they can help to regulate your gastrointestinal system and manage your symptoms.

Read on to learn why exercise can help your gut health and improve your quality of life.

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Topics: ibs symptoms, crohn's disease symptoms

Will Cutting Out Gluten Improve My IBS Symptoms?

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 3/7/14 10:00 AM

Will cutting out the gluten improve my IBS symptoms?

It seems like the gluten free diet trend  is everywhere these days and is the answer to all of our problems in life, lack of energy, weight loss, better mood, right?  Well, cutting out the gluten "villain" might not magically improve every aspect of your life but it could severely improve your IBS Symptoms.

Many who suffer from IBS may have a gluten sensitivity.  This sensitivity is known as non-celiac gluten intolerance, or NCGI, that can trigger or worsen a person’s IBS symptoms.  However, it is difficult to tell if the symptoms from IBS are gluten related or not. Because there is no test for NCGI, diagnosing the intolerance has become a trial and error process in which people are testing out a gluten-free diet and seeing if it makes a difference.  Luckily, for many, it has.

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Topics: ibs symptoms, gluten sensitivity, ibs

Go With Your Gut Health

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 2/20/14 10:00 AM

Go With Your Gut Health

Gut health is often overlooked and under appreciated.  Well, not anymore!  As it turns out, a healthy gut could mean a healthy body and a healthy mind.

But wait, what does my gut have to do with my mind?  And there is no way it could affect my entire body!

Wrong! Your gut is one of the most important factors for you to live an entirely healthy life.

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Topics: gut issues, digestive issues, gut heath, supplements, probiotics