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Many of us can relate to the feeling of abdominal discomfort caused by bloating, but what causes that distended sensation and what can help relieve it?  It turns out, there are some typical culprits for feelings of gassiness, bloating and constipation. With the obvious being certain types of foods.  Difficult to digest foods such as…Read More

It seems like many of my clients have heard the phrase “Fiber helps lower cholesterol,” but when asked, “Do you know how?” I’m answered with blank stares! In my practice, many adults seek my nutrition advice for a primary diagnosis such as weight management or a gastrointestinal or endocrine disorder, and then casually mention blood…Read More

If you are healthy, active and energetic, but live with chronic constipation, you may not need to look any further than your local grocery for a realistic solution.  Food – plant foods in particular – can be a safe and effective solution for constipation.   Fiber is medicine What is it about plant foods that…Read More

Why Fiber?

Dietary fiber (the kind you eat) is an exceedingly important nutrient found in plants that our bodies do not digest. Unlike most foods, fiber is not absorbed. Rather, it passes through the digestive tract creating bulk, and moving waste out of the body. While this doesn’t sound like top priority, it’s hard to account for…Read More

Bowel management.  It’s not necessarily the most pleasant phrase to ever be written, however, whether we like it or not, it is something that everyone deals with on a daily basis.  What is bowel management?  It is finding the right balance of regularity between loose stools and constipation.  We are all familiar with the commercials…Read More

Age Well With Fiber

For those of us who consider ourselves baby boomers, we might not think “the rules” apply to us like they did in our younger days. In some cases, I suppose they don’t. In the case of nutrition and healthy eating, however, they most certainly do and even more so than years passed. Solid nutrition is…Read More

With all the BBQs, ice cream, and activities this summer, it’s easy to throw your body out of sync. With these five tips you can help maintain a well-balanced diet this summer.

Fiber d’Lish is the only Fiber bar that combines natural whole grain oats with a perfect blend of soluble and insoluble fiber. Fiber d’Lish is made up of 7 different types of grains that pack our bars with whole grain “roughage” and contain all parts of the entire grain kernel. This allows us to produce…Read More

Choose Healthy Eating

When embarking on a lifestyle change, such as choosing to eat healthier foods, it is empowering to know YOU have made the choice, and YOU are in control. When you make this choice, you may set goals and create plans to help you succeed.  To guide you in your planning efforts, and to increase your…Read More

New research published on-line in the February edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports the belief that switching from refined grains to whole grains may help with weight management efforts, even as much as a daily 30 minute walk helps to manage weight.