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Category Archives: Diet

The FODMAP diet consists of foods that are low in fermentable carbohydrates. In other words, it is a diet that restricts foods that triggers digestive symptoms such as gas, stomach pain and bloating. The acronym for FODMAP is fermentable oligo-saccharide, disaccharides, mono-saccharides and polyols, which are a group of poorly absorbed complex and simple sugars […]

The bland diet consists of simple foods that are bland (not spicy), low in dietary fiber, typically soft and cooked instead of raw. Foods that are avoided include whole grains that are rich in fiber, robust cheese, fried and fatty foods. As well, medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin are discouraged. In addition, caffeine and […]

As of late, research suggests that grilled meats or chicken could be linked to cancer. The issue is said to be connected to carcinogens, which are cancer-causing elements that may form due to grilling methods. The grilling process induces a high temperature that causes the sugars, creatine and amino acids in the meats to react […]

If you are lactose intolerant, it’s very possible that you are not getting the amount of calcium you require to keep your bones strong and healthy. Dairy products are a main source of calcium for most people. For those who cannot take in most dairy products without experiencing stomach upset, however, other healthy ways to […]

Kale is an increasingly popular vegetable that can be used in a variety of ways such as in salad, soup or steamed. As well, this hearty vegetable can be found in chips and crackers. With thorough research, studies show that kale is not a “new” food after all. In fact, has been a food served […]

Protein is a prerequisite for optimum health. You need it to maintain healthy bones, muscle and blood. Rendering the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), proteins are even more important during puberty, childhood and pregnancy. But how much protein does the average person require in order to stay healthy? Many experts agree that the recommended […]

IBS, which is short for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, causes thousands of Americans discomfort when using the bathroom. Since it is a gastrointestinal condition, your diet and eating habits play a huge role in either causing or preventing IBS flare-ups. Your Diet and IBS No one likes to have their diet restricted. If you suffer from […]

Whether you suffer from bouts of IBS or are concerned about your GERD causing esophageal corrosion, the holidays can bring about anxiety for anyone with digestive issues. Having a plan in place for proper nutrition can go a long way towards keeping your health top-notch for the holiday season. We here at GI-North have some […]

May is Celiac Awareness Month Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the small intestine becomes damaged whenever gluten-containing foods are consumed. This disease can be very serious, and in addition to the inability to absorb the necessary vitamins and minerals due to villi damage, celiac disease can cause many, sometimes-debilitating symptoms. These symptoms include: […]

While gluten-free diets have become a popular dieting fad, many people are unaware of how gluten truly affects those with celiac, a condition which is found in nearly 1 in 100 people throughout the world. GI North is proud to support Celiac Disease Awareness Month this May, which is the perfect time to educate yourself […]

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