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Earn $13,000 a year selling poop?

Each year millions of healthy men and women donate their blood, plasma, eggs, and sperm in an effort to help others while earning a little extra cash. Needles and reproductive material not your thing? No problem. How do you feel about feces? You could earn up to $13,000 a year selling your poop. So says…

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Is your doctor (unintentionally) holding you back?

We love doctors. One of the reasons we created GIThrive is to help gastroenterologists. GIThrive is designed to bridge gaps in care, making it easier for patients to follow GI docs’ advice. That said, here’s a summary of another academic article our gut health nerds found interesting… In a 2016 study, researchers wanted to learn…

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SCD for Crohn’s: A Diet Review

Using food as treatment therapy for Crohn’s disease isn’t a new idea. In fact, it’s a concept that has been around for decades, but only recently has it started to gain traction in scientific circles. In a push to find alternative treatment options, researchers are exploring just how much of an impact diet can have…

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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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Chrons Disease: Does exercise really make a difference

Crohn’s disease: Does exercise really make a difference?

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 dietitians and Health Sherpas often tout the benefits of exercise to our GIThrive members, but is it all a bunch of hoopla? Are we overestimating the role of…

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