Olive Oil for Constipation: Does It Work?

Olive Oil for Constipation: Does It Work?

Between 12% and 19% of the North American population suffers from chronic constipation, which can have a negative effect on quality of life (1). Typical treatments, such as laxative drugs, often have uncomfortable side effects, so many people turn to alternative...
The Best SIBO Natural Treatment Options

The Best SIBO Natural Treatment Options

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs bacteria grow in large numbers within the small intestine, causing gas, bloating, and malabsorption. Treating SIBO requires killing off these unwanted bacteria and keeping them from recolonizing, which is typically...
What Is the Best SIBO Test?

What Is the Best SIBO Test?

SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth – a condition in which bacteria overgrow within the small intestine, where they normally don’t exist in large numbers. When bacteria overpopulate the small intestine, they ferment carbohydrates from the food...
What Is Functional Nutrition?

What Is Functional Nutrition?

We use the term “functional nutrition” a lot around here, so you might be wondering what it’s all about. Maybe you’ve heard it used by dietitians, but you have absolutely no idea what it means. Or maybe you ARE a dietitian, and you’ve heard about functional nutrition,...