Posts by madcap

December 2018 Nutrition Newsletter

People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disease of the intestines that results in stomach pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation, often try a variety of restrictive diets to get relief. The low-FODMAP diet helps approximately 70% of people with IBS live healthy, symptom-free lives. FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligosaccharides (fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides)…

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Magnesium 101: What You Really Need to Know

Magnesium is one of those nutrients we don’t hear about too much, despite the fact that it’s one of the most abundant minerals in our bodies. Moreover, it’s the fourth most abundant mineral that we have! So what role does magnesium play? Do we really need to be consuming magnesium or taking supplements? Let’s find…

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Should You Ditch Teflon for Cast Iron Pans?

If you’ve been on a mission to remove chemicals from your everyday environment, you’ve probably already targeted the obvious sources personal care products, household products, and pesticide- and chemical-laden foods.  But, have you considered the impact your cookware can have on the food you prepare in it – and your health?  Depending on the type…

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