FODMAPs (pronounced fahd-maps) is an acronym that stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharide, and polyols. These are types of carbohydrates that are slowly absorbed or not digested in the small intestine and then fermented in the large intestine. Foods high in FODMAPs have been linked to gastrointestinal issues for certain people.
A team of dietetic researchers at Monash University in Australia, who theorized that IBS may develop when sensitive people eat a combination of FODMAPs, developed the Low FODMAP Diet in 2004. The diet improves symptoms for up to 86 percent of patients with IBS, according to studies conducted in the years since.
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Are you the type of person that truly savours your meal or do you eat without really taking the time to enjoy the food that’s in front of you?
This visual explains what mindful eating is, and how to slow down and enjoy your meals can bring you health benefits. Start practicing these useful tips below!
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If you’ve ever considered the practice of meditation but instantly dismissed it, this guide is for you.
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Stretching before bed is one of the best ways to release that built up tension and get the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a while. Most people know to stretch before and after exercise, or in the morning to energize themselves, but there’s actually a ton of reasons to stretch before bed as well.
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In a world where the use of many prescription drugs and medical procedures are at an all-time high, people are seeking alternatives to conventional medicine. Alternative therapies refer to treatments that have not been scientifically tested for effectiveness, or whose effectiveness has not been shown despite scientific testing.
Whether it’s chronic back pain, insomnia, difficulty losing weight, or a host of other complaints, proponents of alternative therapies suggest conventional medicine may not always be necessary or enough, and in some cases may not even be as beneficial as alternative therapies.
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