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About Alex Howard. Alex Howard is Founder & Chairman of The Optimum Health Clinic (OHC), one of the world’s leading integrative medicine clinics. With a team
Those in quarantine for the last several months have been wrestling.
Wrestling with their mental health, physical health, spiritual, and emotional health.
And anyone who has tried to tackle all of them at once probably started right where they should have: the gut. The gut’s trillions of microbes are responsible for so many of the body’s systems, it doesn’t even make sense to tackle disparate pieces of health if you’re ignoring your gut health.
A diet is a diet is a diet, right?
A diet is just the class and kind of food that makes up your daily consumption roster. So even if you eat nothing but cookies and chips, that’s a diet.
And the heart of the word “diet” is the same heart of “intuitive eating.” It’s what you eat, and it’s what your body tells you to eat.
Irritable guts can feel like a death sentence — you never seem to get the formula right. Eating out is a nightmare, providing friends and family with dietary restrictions can make you feel like a burden, and your roster of acceptable foods grows shorter with every article you read and doctor’s appointment you have.
Today, we’re going to look into a specific diet designed for those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols.
People with touchy bowels, leaky gut, or diagnosed IBS should be avoiding foods that fall within those parameters — why?
From the very first time that your mother admonished your grandmother for letting you have a bunch of candy when you were under her care, you’ve been aware that sugar isn’t good for you.
Maybe you didn’t fully understand why… You’ve probably heard it all. “You’ll get a sugar rush!” “You’ll get pimples on your skin.” “You’ll grow a spare tire around your mid section.”
And while all of those things are true…
Our collective knowledge of the dangers of sugar (especially refined sugar cane, and less of the natural sugars occurring in fruits) has not stalled the growth of the more than $90 billion global sugar industry.