Biologics: What does social media have to say?

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… When they were first introduced, biologic drugs came in with a bang and a lot of high praise. When researchers analyzed the chatter on social media, though, they learned…

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My Story: From Digestive Desperation to Vivante Health Sherpa

By: Susan Fenderson, LCSW, Vivante Health Sherpa. Susan is a licensed clinical social worker and Health Sherpa with Vivante, the digestive health experts. Along with her 25+ years of experience in counseling and healthcare, Susan brings a level of compassion, empathy and resolve to her work that comes from surviving her own digestive health nightmare.…

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The Gut-Skin Connection – Alfred’s Psoriasis: A GIThrive Case Study

Gut-Skin Connection You’ve probably heard a lot lately about the link between digestive health and emotional health. It’s a hot topic on social media, and if you just google “gut-brain axis,” there’s no shortage of scientific documentation explaining the enteric nervous system of the gut and how it communicates directly with the brain, impacting mood…

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Why Are Employees REALLY Missing Work?

“I’ve got a stomach bug.” “Umm, I’m having some bathroom issues.” “Yeah, I’m feeling really sluggish this morning.” “I’m a little under the weather.” “Look, I just can’t make it in today.” The phrasing may vary, but the culprit is the same—something people don’t want to talk about but that 74% of Americans struggle with…

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Why My Old Classmates Want to Talk $#*!

After announcing my job on social media, something interesting happened… About a week ago, I announced on Facebook that I work for a digestive health company. Since that day, 9 people have either messaged, called, or struck up an in-person convo with me about their digestive “issues.” Most of them are people I haven’t seen…

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Vivante Health VP of Commerce, Paul Elsass on Medical Travel Today

About Paul Elsass Paul Elsass has worked in the health and wellness industry for over 25 years.  The majority of his time was spent working for employers in an effort to improve the health of the employee population and on general population health.  Elsass has a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at…

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