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IBD vs IBS - What's the Difference?

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 8/28/17 3:56 PM

IBS and IBD have very similar symptoms but are different. One is a condition and one is a disease.

We’ve talked a great deal on this blog about gastrointestinal ailments, but until now, we’ve never really detailed the differences between IBD vs IBS.

Both conditions bring with them constipation, abdominal pain or urgent bowel movements, but IBD can also cause rectal bleeding, ulcers, fatigue and damage to the bowel.

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Topics: IBD vs. IBS

How Turmeric Benefits Gut Health

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 8/16/17 8:00 AM

Tumeric has many health benefits and should be included into your diet.

Turmeric is an unsung hero in the food world, “the bright orange-yellow equivalent,” as Bon Appetit put it, “of putting your insides through a car wash.”

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Topics: Tumeric and gut health

Low FODMAP Meal and Snack Ideas

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 8/9/17 8:00 AM

Proper Nutrition talks about how to incorporate Low FODMAP fruits and vegetables into your daily diet.

Today we’re going to return to the concept of a low FODMAP diet, and how to incorporate it into your meals and snacks.

FODMAPs are carbohydrates that – when not digested properly – stay in your large intestine, causing pain, bloating and other issues. (Read our blog post from earlier in the year for a more detailed explanation of FODMAPs.)

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Topics: FODMAP, low FODMAP diet

Why Is Eating Clean Good for Gut Health?

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 8/2/17 8:00 AM

Proper Nutrition talks about the benefits of eating clean and the problems associated with processed food.

What does it mean to “eat clean”? And why is eating clean good for gut health?

You’re already doing it if you try to avoid processed foods. And if you’re not eating clean, here’s why you may want to start, especially if you live with a digestive disorder such as IBS or Crohn’s.

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Topics: eating clean, gut health, healthy gut

Natural Remedies for Managing Heartburn and GERD

Posted by Proper Nutrition on 7/26/17 8:14 AM

GERD is a tougher, more chronic version of heartburn.

Heartburn and GERD – a tougher, more chronic version of heartburn – aren’t the result of you having too much acid churning in your stomach.

Rather, these conditions are caused by a lack of stomach acid, along with bacterial overgrowth in the digestive system.

Successful treatment depends on the restoration of stomach acid production and the elimination of bacterial overgrowth. In today’s blog post, we’ll look at some of natural remedies for managing heartburn and GERD.

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Topics: GERD Symptoms

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