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My IBS Story

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. I’m supporting Kate Scarlata’s #IBelieveinyourStory campaign to increase IBS awareness, fund research, and improve patient care. Many of you have already heard my story, but for those who haven’t, here it is… You can appreciate the mid-80’s feathered bangs and purple cable knit sweater, but can you guess how old […]

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Post-surgery gut rehab

The hospital is full of really sick people. I know, because I had an opportunity to work at the hospital this past week. (This is the same hospital I have worked at for over 18 years, though in recent years I am only there on-call.) Many years ago I was responsible for all the tube feeding and […]

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Diarrhea Dietitian To Run in Boston Marathon

I was always taught to have measurable goals. A couple of years ago, I began running longer distances. It began as a whisper in the back of my head… maybe I should train for a full marathon?  But if I run a full marathon, I need a tangible goal. I better get serious about it […]

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FAQ: How much fluid do I need each day?

An excerpt from my book… How Much Fluid Do I Need Each Day? It’s best to try to exceed the established standard for adequate intake (AI), especially if you have chronic diarrhea. Remember that all non-alcoholic, caffeinated-free fluids count toward your total, including water, ORS, juices, milk, herbal teas, decaf coffee, and soup. Even fruits […]

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Sometimes it’s not about the food

Sometimes, when I’m in a counseling session, I look into your eyes, and it hits me… IT’S NOT ABOUT THE FOOD. Sometimes, I am able to overcome my discomfort to come right out and say… “I know I don’t know you very well yet, but I’m going to come right out and tell you… IT’S […]

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It’s official… I started on my next book. The title is yet to be determined, but my working title (for now) is: “Running from the Trots: by the Diarrhea Dietitian” If you are a runner and would like to contribute to this book (by filling out surveys or contributing personal suggestions), please email me directly. […]

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Have you ever heard anyone talk about DIARRHEA on the radio?

For years, I have lamented how no one ever says the word DIARRHEA on the radio or tv. If millions of people suffer from chronic diarrhea, don’t you think it should be talked about? Thankfully, one of my dietitian colleagues agreed. I was offered an opportunity to talk about diarrhea for a half-hour on the […]

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Acute Diarrhea

This week one of my kiddos had viral gastroenteritis, aka “the vomiting and diarrhea flu”. I thought it would be good to review the topic of acute, or short-term, diarrhea. Medical Intervention Indicated for Acute Diarrhea Diarrhea in infants. Moderate or severe diarrhea in young children. Acute diarrhea for more than 72 hours. Diarrhea associated […]

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Ironic Diarrhea

It’s ironic… I’m about to leave for the national dietitian’s conference to market my book.  And I had bad diarrhea today. You know what I’m talking about. The kind where you think to yourself: “Can I make it home in time?” “Or should I turn into the nearest Target (or Starbucks or Walmart…)?” “If a […]

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Even runners get the trots

I was reading my Runner’s World Magazine yesterday, when a news story caught my attention. They interviewed Nina Kuscsik, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1972 (she had unofficially run Boston in 1969, 1970, and 1971, but women runners were not accepted into the race until 1972.) Here is an excerpt […]

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