How Gut Problems Impact Relationships

When you have a digestive disease, there are challenges beyond the illness itself. Coping with painful, often embarrassing symptoms can make it hard to fully connect with other people. That means relationships can suffer.

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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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