Diet and nutritionCategory
Do you need to avoid seeds, nuts, and popcorn if you have diverticulosis? Here are some real dietary changes you can make to avoid diverticulitis!Share this:
No one likes to talk about it, but everyone deals with constipation at one time or another. The good news is that there are a few simple changes that you can make to help your digestive system run smoothly.Share this:
Gas, bloating, belching- YIKES! Although these are normal parts of our digestion and bodily processes, too much can be uncomfortable and embarrassing! Read along as Clinical Dietician Nutritionist Stefani Pappas shares some tips on eliminating gas and bloating through diet.Share this:
Treatment for GERD may include medications, but there are some diet and lifestyle changes that can help alleviate symptoms. This doesn’t mean that you have to eliminate all of your favorite foods! Take a look at the tips below and pick a few of the items to make small modifications to your typical routine.Share this:
The American Institute for Cancer Research has estimated that about 45% of colorectal cancer cases could be prevented through a healthy diet, physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight! This provides tremendous incentive for us to take control of our lifestyle habits and make a positive change.Share this:
You’ve probably heard of probiotics, but do you know exactly what they are? Probiotics and gastrointestinal health are gaining more atten…Share this:
FODMAP what? Have you heard? It’s the new dietary approach for the bloating and belly cramps seen with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
So what does this all mean? Should you never eat red meat? Is this the end of the bacon cheeseburger? Of course not! When faced with information like this we really need to step back and look at the big picture. How much do you enjoy eating a juicy steak or a grilled hot dog on a warm summer day? What is the purpose of life? What is the lifetime mortality of someone who never eats red meat? (Hint: it’s 100%.) Let’s not forget that red meat is also an excellent source of protein, iron, B vitamins, and zinc…oh, and it tastes pretty good too!Share this:
So what are some take home points about meat intake in Crohn’s disease?
Red meat (beef, lamb, pork [yes pork too!]) can be though of as pro-inflammatory foods.
It is reasonable to limit consumption of red meat to once or twice per week at most.
Fish is probably a good alternative to red meat.
These recommendations are based on very limited, low-quality data. Sometimes this is better than no data at all!