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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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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Yep, Poop Transplants are a Real Thing

Okay, technically it’s not called a poop transplant. The actual name of the procedure is fecal microbiota transplant, FMT for short. FMT is based on a simple idea: Take a sample of bacteria from the gut of a healthy individual and transfer it to someone who’s got a disease, like Crohn’s or colitis, two inflammatory…

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Carnivore or Herbivore: How Your Diet Alters Your Gut Bugs

Carnivore or Herbivore: How Your Diet Alters Your Gut Bugs

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… Our gut is filled with lots of bugs. Microscopic ones. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms make a comfy home for themselves in our digestive tract. And that’s a good…

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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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Managing IBD with a Smartphone App: Yep, it can work!

Managing IBD with a Smartphone App: Yep, it can work!

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… Managing IBD with the help of an app is not a far-fetched idea. As an illness that commonly affects young adults in their 20’s and 30’s, most IBD patients are…

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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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