Review Study: FODMAP Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

FODMAP, Digestive Enzymes, Gut Health, Todays Practitioner

This study review examines the benefits and drawbacks of a FODMAP diet for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), mainly represented by ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The increase in the incidence tends to follow the rapid industrialization and lifestyle of modern societies. FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) consist ofRead

Integrative Medicine Leader Tracy Gaudet and her “Aha!” Moments Driving the VA’s Cultural Transformation

John Weeks and Tracy Gaudet

In a recent presentation at a National Academy of Medicine workshop, Tracy Gaudet, MD, the founding director of the Veterans Administration’s Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, described how radically her team is approaching their work to create health in the veterans they serve. “We start with peer conversations between theRead

White mulberry, white bean, and green coffee lowers glucose spikes and insulin peaks after high-carb meals

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Lowering glucose spikes through diet alone to prevent metabolic disorders can be a challenge because of patient compliance. As this recent study shows, there is increasing evidence that low-glycemic index and low-glycemic load dietary patterns may play a role in preventing disorders such as overweight, obesity, glucose intolerance, pre-diabetes, diabetes,Read