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5 Foods That Help Reduce Bloating

By Sarah Marie Jackson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Bloating is a common discomfort that affects millions of people all over the world. The term bloating has been characterized as the sensation of abdominal tension, distended abdomen and abdominal gas pressure. The occurrence, severity and presence of co-occurring gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms should be discussed with a physician, as this may be a sign of a GI disorder such as Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome ...

How to Maintain a Strong Immune System

By Sarah Marie Jackson, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Nutrition plays an integral role in the human body’s ability to prevent and reduce risk factors for disease. The immunocompetence of an individual, which involves the normal immune response to a given antigen, depends of various factors, such as a person’s genetics, age, gender, health and pregnancy status. However, research continues to highlight the important role that functional foods play in supporting the immune response. The ...

Favorite Easy Kimchi

Getting homemade and natural probiotics shouldn’t be hard… and it isn’t! Although there are quite a few ingredients in the list, this simple recipe uses seasonings that you most likely already have in your pantry! Kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine, is a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbage (often found in Asian grocery stores) and Korean radishes. You can use a variety of seasonings such as: chili powder, scallions, garlic, and ...

Berry Effervescent Smoothie

Yogurt contains live active cultures AKA probiotics. These microorganisms help aid in digestion and offer a variety of other health benefits. An important ingredient is the apple cider vinegar, which is fermented apple juice containing natural probiotics. In addition to this, there is evidence based support that apple cider vinegar helps stabilize blood sugar. This is especially helpful for type 2 diabetics trying to keep their blood glucose within normal limits. The fresh fruit and ...

Happy Belly Oats

Not only will steel cut organic oats & raspberries keep you full till lunch, they are full of dietary fiber known as “beta-glucans”, which are great for digestive health & have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. Some days are better than others, digestively speaking. Let’s face it, no matter your issues, you gotta let loose, from time to time. You too can enjoy a happy hour with your coworkers, or an awesome burger with your friends… And not be scared of tomorrows...