GIThrive Helps a Chaplain Find Hope for IBS: Ben’s Story

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) impacts 10-15 percent of adults worldwide with symptoms ranging from pain, gas, diarrhea and/or constipation. Many patients suffer for years, struggling with what to eat and how to best prevent flare-ups. That was the case for Ben F., a chaplain at a Maine medical center. He was diagnosed with IBS-C (IBS…

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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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Managing the Cost of Digestive Disease: Therapeutic Nutrition

To be blunt, the medical community is largely ineffective when it comes to educating patients on how big a role diet plays in their health. It’s not that providers don’t try; it’s the system itself. Due to limited face time between docs and their patients, missing resources, and a lack of collaboration between providers, patient…

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The Growing Cost of Gut Trouble in the US

Getting sick is expensive. When it comes to gastrointestinal (GI) issues, the numbers are shocking. The report below examines the healthcare costs of GI symptoms like heartburn, diarrhea, and vomiting, as well as chronic GI diseases like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). New numbers show that GI trouble is not only…

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Gut-brain Connection: Does this mean IBS is all in your head?

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… “We can’t find anything wrong with you.”                   “The test results are all negative.”              …

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Taking Risks to Cure IBS

Taking Risks to Cure IBS

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… What would you do to cure your IBS? That’s what participants of one international study were asked. Approximately 2,000 irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers described the severity of their…

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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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