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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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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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Low-FODMAP Diet Resources and My Lightbulb Moment

I recently purchased a copy of Sue Shepherd’s “The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet” book. It was a great read. The photography is beautiful and the information is clear. As a dietitian, I absolutely love learning new information. I was reading along and BOOM! out popped an “A-HA” moment for me. How had I missed this important […]

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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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Potential Causes of Diarrhea Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis Microscopic colitis and various other subtypes of colitis Celiac disease Irritable bowel syndrome Food allergies and sensitivities Food intolerances such as lactose or fructose intolerance Malabsorption of fat, from diseases such as cystic fibrosis, pancreatic insufficiency, pancreatitis, or pancreatic tumors Cancer of […]

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