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The Truth: Diet Impacts Mental Health

The World Health Organization says 1 in 4 people will be affected by a mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives. As scientists dig deeper, they’re finding a strong link between what we eat and our state of mind. Food for Thought Two recent studies looking at schizophrenia and depression add to…

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Your gut microbiome: Keeping it balanced

You may not know it, but some of your best friends are germs. There are over 100 trillion bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses colonizing your gut right now. They’ve formed a cozy community, known as your gut microbiome, that’s quietly working on your behalf to aid digestion, fight off infection, and keep you healthy. When…

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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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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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Gluten-free eating tips

Gluten-Free Eating Tips

By: Kelli Pitrone, Registered Dietitian & Vivante Health Nutrition Team Manager Going gluten free can be quite the challenge, especially when you’re just getting started. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease and gluten-free eating is a non-negotiable life change you must make. Or maybe your digestive symptoms indicate you’re dealing with NCGS. Either way, on the…

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Digestive Difference Through Mindful Eating

Digestive Difference Through Mindful Eating

By: Kelli Pitrone, Registered Dietitian & Vivante Health Nutrition Team Manager Let’s not talk about the food we eat, but how we eat it. Ever heard of mindful eating? We’ll walk you through exactly how to do it. But first…why? The Elusive Happy Medium We know the food we put into our bodies is hugely…

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