cognitive behavioral therapy

What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy originally developed and used to treat mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. CBT as a treatment tends…

What are the usual recommendations for management of IBS?

The recommendations for management of IBS should include information that explains the importance of self‑help in effectively managing IBS symptoms. This should include information on general lifestyle, physical…

What are the benefits of fermented foods on GI health and gut microbiota?

Fermented foods are defined as foods or beverages produced through controlled microbial growth, and the conversion of food components through enzymatic action. In recent years, the benefits of…

short-chain fatty acids

Why are short-chain fatty acids important for digestive health?

Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are fatty acids with fewer than six carbon atoms. SCFAs are produced when dietary fiber is fermented in the colon. Macronutrient composition (carbohydrate, protein,…

complications of crohn's disease

What are the complications of Crohn’s disease?

Complications of Crohn’s disease can include the following: Intestinal obstruction: Crohn’s disease can thicken the wall of the intestines. Over time, the thickened areas of the intestines can…

what is ulcerative colitis

What is ulcerative colitis and what causes it?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s disease and microscopic colitis are the other common IBDs. Ulcerative…

diet for celiac disease

What are considerations for diet for celiac disease?

A recommended diet for celiac disease is free of gluten (found in most cereal, grains, pasta, many processed foods), rye, and barley. Removing gluten from the diet will…

What is celiac disease

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease damages the small intestine. This digestive disorder is triggered by eating foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found naturally in wheat, barley, and rye, and…

Gut barrier

How well do you know your gut barrier?

The gut barrier is our first line of defense against harmful microbes in the GI tract. Its role in maintaining health and its contribution to immune response is…

Natural Herbs and Spices with Therapeutic Effects

Natural Herbs and Spices Today’s diets (sodas, sugar, corn syrup, etc.) and lifestyles (lack of sleep, stress, rushing through meals, etc.) can reduce the efficiency of our digestive…