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3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Diagnosed with IBS

November 18th, 2017|1 Comment

You have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s a women’s thing- you’re all just afraid to poop”. This is what my (then) Doctor said as he wrote me a prescription. At this point, I had been suffering

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4 Reasons Why Everything You Eat Makes You Bloated

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Eating can become a real drag when everything makes you bloated no matter what you eat. Makes you feel like giving up trying to eat well, doesn’t it? Bloating is the number one reason people

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What Foods Can Cause Bloating

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

I love telling people what I do for a living because of the questions that are invariably asked afterwards. Everyone has experienced bloating and gas at some point in their lives so when I

Eating for IBS: Know Your Gut Microbiome

April 26th, 2017|2 Comments

Diet plays a major role in controlling IBS symptoms but what that diet looks like exactly depends greatly on the person. An important thing to consider when looking at what to eat for IBS is the


Food Sensitivities & IBS

April 20th, 2017|3 Comments

Food sensitivities are a hot topic these days but should you be concerned about them if you have IBS? The short answer is yes. With any chronic symptoms, whether they be IBS symptoms like

The Low FODMAP Diet

April 12th, 2017|4 Comments

I specialize in the Low FODMAP diet- the most effective dietary management of IBS. FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrate molecules that some people are unable to digest properly. FODMAP is an acronym that stands

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Heartburn: The Surprise Cause & Why Antacids Won’t Fix It

March 28th, 2017|1 Comment

Let me tell you a personal story that may resonate with many of you that are suffering from heartburn. Many, many years ago, I suffered from heartburn, indigestion and belching daily. I was also stressed,

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What Can Cause Bloating & How To Get Rid Of It

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

B loating and abdominal distension are the most common reasons people reach out to me for coaching. Having suffered through my own experiences with bloating and distension, I understand how

Controlling IBS When You’re Just Not Motivated

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Controlling IBS means a change in our diet and lifestyle. For some, motivation is high at the beginning to start a nutrition plan, make lifestyle changes and get symptoms under control but this motivation may fizzle

What To Do When You Are Constipated

February 8th, 2017|2 Comments

Constipation is a massive problem in North America with an estimated 65+ million people suffering from it. The laxative industry is huge and would have you believe that they are the only answer to your pooping troubles. Frequent

What Causes IBS and The Tests You Need If You Have It

January 24th, 2017|7 Comments

When I was diagnosed with IBS, no Doctor or Gastroenterologist could give me a reason why I was suddenly experiencing such extreme digestive issues whereas a few short years prior, I was just fine. Being

Are Beans and Legumes Bad for IBS?

January 12th, 2017|2 Comments

Beans and legumes are known for causing gas so it would make sense to avoid them on an IBS diet, right? Not necessarily. While they can cause issues due to their high oligos content (FODMAPs- read more

Does Bone Broth Help IBS?

January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Bone broth has been around for ages but it has recently exploded in popularity and has even been dubbed as a food trend for 2017.  For those who are not familiar with bone broth, it is as

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How To Choose the Right Probiotic for IBS

December 1st, 2016|2 Comments

IBS- and all other digestive disorders (Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis etc.)- have an element of dysbiosis to them. Dysbiosis is the term used when the gut micro biome has been altered, whether

Why Your Gut Issues Could Be Causing Hypothyroidism

November 21st, 2016|0 Comments

A common theme I see in women from the age of 30+ with gut issues is low thyroid hormone or hypothyroidism. There is a significant connection between the functioning of the thyroid and gut health and

The IBS’ers Guide to Pumpkin and Squash

October 26th, 2016|0 Comments

It's the time of year- my FAVOURITE time of year- when all things pumpkin and squash are out.  These seasonal delights are a great source of antioxidants and provide anti-inflammatory benefits which is super important for

The One Thing You Need To Know Before Buying Digestive Supplements

October 24th, 2016|2 Comments

There are lots of supplements available to help improve digestion and reduce heartburn, gas and bloating: HCL, plant enzymes, DGL, bitters, peppermint capsules, ginger capsules- each can play an important role in helping someone with digestive

SIBO Treatment Part 1: Antibiotics

August 12th, 2016|2 Comments

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth affects 84% of people with IBS.  84%!!   If you've been struggling with chronic gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea it's worth talking to your Doctor about SIBO testing.  (A SIBO overview, including testing

When Diet and Supplements Aren’t Enough to Control IBS

July 8th, 2016|3 Comments

Getting Started on the Low FODMAP Diet

June 24th, 2016|1 Comment

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Thriving with IBS (How I Keep This Shit Under Control)

March 29th, 2016|2 Comments

Back when my Irritable Bowel Syndrome ("IBS") was at it's worst and the suggestions from my doctor weren't helping, I turned into an obsessive  information fiend and would spend hours scouring the internet for information.  I was

Hatin’ on the (Non-Celiac) Gluten-Free: Why the Bashing Needs to Stop

June 5th, 2015|1 Comment

Gluten-free bashing has gotten really popular these past few months.  Bashing on the non-celiac gluten free people, to be clear.  The people that refer to themselves as “gluten sensitive” or “gluten intolerant”.  I’m constantly coming

SIBO: The Culprit Behind the Chronically Bloated

March 31st, 2015|7 Comments

Bloating and gas are the most common digestive complaints that I come across in my practice.  For some, these symptoms can easily be addressed with the introduction of probiotic rich

Why is Good Digestion so Important?

October 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Gas, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea. These are all symptoms of poor digestion.  Most people experience some form of digestive upset at some point in their life, but a large majority experience these things on a