What to know about IBS

What You Need to Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Learn about the symptoms of this chronic digestive disease and its significant impact on both employers and employees. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic digestive disease. While it is uncomfortable and disruptive for millions worldwide, it is also one of the least talked about and most overlooked diseases. For those who experience IBS, it…

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The Silver Lining of GI Issues: Erin’s Story

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) impacts 10-15 percent of adults worldwide with symptoms ranging from stomach pain, bloating, and gas to diarrhea, bowel urgency, or constipation. Digestive issues impact different people in different ways. Some patients suffer quietly for years, struggling with what to eat and how to best prevent flare-ups, while others develop a sudden…

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How Benefits Managers Can Stop Digestive Disease Stigma

If an employee took you aside right now and told you they struggle with symptoms of digestive disease…how would you react? Most of us would immediately feel uncomfortable with the topic. We might blush, feel uneasy; maybe we’d crack a joke to ease tension. We might attempt to change the subject. Yet, if that same…

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May is Celiac Awareness Month

For Celiac Awareness Month, Vivante Health’s research team compiled answers to the most common questions our Health Sherpas and dietitians receive about celiac disease, NCGS and gluten-free diets.

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Malnutrition Very Common with IBD

Screen early and screen often. That’s the message from a doctor at Cedars-Sinai hospital. Studies estimate up to 70% of all inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients have some level of malnutrition. In fact, 26% of IBD patients are likely to be deficient in Vitamin B6, and up to 100% are likely to be low in…

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Medical Marijuana and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Medical marijuana is gaining traction across the US. To date, 33 states have legalized pot for medicinal purposes. In 10 states plus Washington D.C. marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational use. So, what about using weed to manage digestive diseases? Good question. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation recently commissioned a white paper summarizing all…

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IBS vs SIBO

At Vivante, we’re the digestive health experts. We live for this stuff. Here’s a short summary of another academic article our gut health nerds found interesting… Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) SIBO is a medical term that just means part of the digestive system (the small intestine) is harboring way too much of a certain…

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Constipation: Why You’re Backed Up and What to do About It

By: Bryee Shepard, MS, Registered Dietitian, Vivante Health  Constipation. Most of us have dealt with it at some time or other, but have you ever actually discussed it with anyone? Probably not. Because of the taboo nature of GI symptoms, most of us tend to keep our bowel health to ourselves. This can make you…

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