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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Suffering in Silence - hidden costs

Suffering in Silence: The Hidden Costs of Digestive Disease Stigma for Employers

“All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates If you’re an employer who’s concerned about the rising costs of healthcare and prescription drugs among your covered population, you want to read this. Employees with digestive disease often suffer in silence because of the stigma associated with digestive symptoms. Many won’t even discuss gut trouble with…

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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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Vivante Health Proudly Welcomes Erin Commons as AVP of Care Management

Houston, TX, January 2, 2019 – Vivante Health, the digestive health and disease experts and creators of the GIThrive all-in-one digital program for gut health and disease, announced today that Erin Commons will join the company as Associate Vice President of Care Management. Trained as a dietitian, health coach, and behavior change specialist, Commons brings…

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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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Emotional Side of Chronic Digestive Disease

The Emotional Side of Chronic Digestive Disease

By: Susan Fenderson, LCSW & Health Sherpa, Vivante Health Living with chronic digestive disease is more than just the physical symptoms and treatments. We talk about the emotional side of living with chronic digestive disease, in a question/answer, FAQ style. I feel guilty about my digestive condition. Is this normal? You bet it is. When…

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