Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder affecting the large intestine resulting in abdominal pain, gas, cramping, constipation, and/or diarrhea. Unfortunately, there is no known cause of IBS, which means it is harder to find a direct cure. Natural remedies have become very popular to help alleviate all the discomfort that comes with IBS, ranging from dietary to lifestyle changes. Below are some natural remedies to conquer the discomforts of IBS.
Fiber has had mixed reviews on IBS symptom relief, depending on the kind of fiber being consumed (insoluble vs. soluble). Insoluble fiber can be found in foods such as oat bran, wheat bran, beans, cauliflower, green beans and potatoes. When consumed, the human body doesn’t digest it, so it aids in bulking stool and excreti...
Beginning a diet can be exciting, but what many people often overlook is that it’s a lifelong journey. It’s not a diet, but more of a lifestyle change. It’s about finding the balance between life and your health goals. And the truth is that there will always be challenges, and they can be a bit overwhelming at times. It can be a quick downhill slope if you aren’t realistic about your goals, and you could find yourself back at square one. Here are some tips I’ve developed that can help you succeed with starting a diet…and sticking to it:
1. Set realistic goals
We all know that the weight didn’t come on overnight, so why do we try to lose it overnight? Break your goals down into smaller increments. If you want to lose 100 lbs, it might feel like eternity for you to get there. But if you say I...
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I am often posed the question, “Which Diet is the Best
Diet?” This question usually comes with an agenda for weight loss. Because hundreds of fad diets have made their way into American culture, and some never die (Hello, Keto, former Atkins Diet), it has become increasingly difficult for consumers to distinguish fact from fiction.
So, how do we spot a fad diet? Here are a few red flags to look out for when choosing a diet.
It’s inflexible. Fad diets use inflexible approaches to drastically change your current diet and/or eating habits. Some diets insist that you cannot eat after a certain time of day which may not be feasible for someone who works, let’s say, third shift. Other diets require you to eat certain food groups at certain times, but there is...