Irritable Bowel Syndrome – An Overview

Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a “disorder of gut-brain interaction” characterized by a group of symptoms that commonly include abdominal pain and or abdominal bloating and changes in the consistency of bowel movements. These symptoms may occur over a long... Read more

What is Crohn’s disease and what causes it?

what is crohn's disease
Crohn’s disease is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and irritation in the digestive tract. Most commonly, Crohn’s affects the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. However, the disease can affect any part of the digestive tract,... Read more

FODMAPs and intestinal inflammation

fodmaps and intestinal inflammation
Some FODMAPs, such as fructose, are readily absorbed in the small intestine of humans via GLUT receptors. Absorption thus depends on the appropriate expression and delivery of these receptors in the intestine. Improper absorption of these FODMAPS in the small... Read more

A review of the best content and insights from 2022

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Check out our latest newsletter for a summary of selected 2022 insights from the Candor Health app and blog. We hope you all have a safe and healthy 2023! Read more

5 Important Things You Need to Know About SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)

5 Important things you need to know about SIBO
1. What are the causes of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)? Recent studies indicate that SIBO is not well understood yet and it is associated with a number of different digestive conditions. ​ ​ SIBO can occur either when bacteria... Read more

What are some natural ways to manage IBS without medications?

The most common way is to manage one’s diet. It is helpful to keep track of food intake and any associated symptoms or flareups for a timeframe (4-6 weeks). At the start, it may make the most sense to start... Read more

Top Low FODMAP fruit – ranked by Candor app users

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Top low FODMAP protein – voted by Candor app users

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What foods should be avoided by people with fructose malabsorption?

fructose malabsorption
Foods that should be avoided by people with fructose malabsorption include: Foods and beverages containing greater than 0.5 g fructose in excess of glucose per 100 g and greater than 0.2 g of fructans per serving should be avoided. Foods... Read more

Our users’ favorite low FODMAP vegetables

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