What are Probiotics?

It seems like a day doesn’t go by without a new article about how probiotics are going to change your life for the better. Your social media accounts are flooded with posts about how this miracle substance is going to make your digestive system run smoothly and keep your immune system kicked into high gear. What you may not have heard is that you can get all of these benefits from some of your favorite foods, and that these foods can fit easily and deliciously into your diet -- here is how!

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What is the Low-FODMAP Diet?

The acronym FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo- di- mono- sacchrides and polyols – quite a mouthful. I like to describe them as short-chain carbohydrates. The foods that fall into this category can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine and as a result create a slew of gastroenterological symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation in the millions of people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In fact studies show that up to 75% of IBS sufferers find relief when following a low-FODMAP diet...

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From Fashion to Dietitian - My Story

My two great loves (before I met my husband) were fashion and the brain. It sounds funny, I know, but I’ve actually met a lot of people along the way who share similarly disparate passions (especially those of us who did not start out in dietetics). Even though my family had been in the fashion business, they convinced me to pursue science. I was the great hope of the family, an only child in Jewish family. My parents were really hoping for me to be a doctor.

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Is Drinking Coffee Good for you?

Why drink coffee? Ask any of the over 60 percent of Americans who drink coffee and the answer will likely be its energy boosting ingredient: caffeine. For some, this benefit is outweighed by the beverage's tendency to aggravate anxiety, heartburn, and insomnia. But new research shows that those who drink coffee are getting more than just bang for their buck (or $2.36, the average price for a cup).

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