Medical Marijuana and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Medical marijuana is gaining traction across the US. To date, 33 states have legalized pot for medicinal purposes. In 10 states plus Washington D.C. marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational use. So, what about using weed to manage digestive diseases? Good question. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation recently commissioned a white paper summarizing all…

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IBS vs SIBO

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… Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) SIBO is a medical term that just means part of the digestive system (the small intestine) is harboring way too much of a certain…

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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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Anti-inflammatory Diet for IBD: Is it worth it?

At Vivante, we’re the digestive health experts. We live for this stuff. Here’s a short summary of some more info our gut health nerds found interesting… Intro Belly pain, bloating and diarrhea are just a few of the unwelcome symptoms that most inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients endure. For many of them, though, diet can…

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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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