Carnivore or Herbivore: How Your Diet Alters Your Gut Bugs

Carnivore or Herbivore: How Your Diet Alters Your Gut Bugs

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… Our gut is filled with lots of bugs. Microscopic ones. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms make a comfy home for themselves in our digestive tract. And that’s a good…

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Gut-brain Connection: Does this mean IBS is all in your head?

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… “We can’t find anything wrong with you.”                   “The test results are all negative.”              …

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Take a course to help manage a disease? Sure, why not.

Take a course to help manage a disease? Sure, why not.

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… You can take a course to help manage your time, your money, your credit, even your children. So why not take a course to learn how to manage a chronic…

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Link Between Junk Food and Depression

At Vivante, we’re the digestive health experts. We live for this stuff. Here’s a short summary of another article our gut health nerds found interesting…   There is a distinct link between depression and junk food. So say researchers who published an article in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Depression, which is characterized by low moods,…

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Does your ethnicity affect your gut bacteria?

At Vivante, we’re the digestive health experts. We live for this stuff. Here’s a short summary of another article our gut health nerds found interesting… The human gut harbors trillions of bacterial cells. It’s a number that’s difficult to wrap your head around, but consider this: The number of bacteria in your GI tract is…

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Why and How of Meal Prep: 5 Simple Steps

The Why and How of Meal Prep: 5 Simple Steps

By: Bryee Shepard, MS, RD, Vivante Health Dietitian Meal preparation is a hot topic these days on blogs and social media. The food pics are gorgeous and colorful and make it seem so simple, yet intimidating at the same time. Maybe you’ve encountered in-the-know meal preparation folks in real life. You know the kind: they…

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SCD and low FODMAP - who and what

SCD and Low-FODMAP Diets: What are they and who are they for?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans dealing with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the wrong foods can send your system into a tailspin. Intense pain, uncontrollable diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, chills, fever, and a host of other debilitating symptoms can last for days on end. It can be difficult…

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8 Holiday Self-Care Strategies That Work

By: Kelli Pitrone, Registered Dietitian & Vivante Health Nutrition Team Manager Whether you have a chronic digestive condition to manage or not, the holidays can take a toll. Vivante Health Nutrition Manager, Kelli Pitrone, shares some self-care reminders all of us could use over the holidays. The holidays are a time of tremendous joy, but…

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