Stomach pains, diarrhea, and even constipation can all signify IBS, but they’re also common symptoms that everyone gets from time to time. Discover the differences between basic tummy problems and a chronic bowel disease.
Acid reflux symptoms like chest burning and regurgitation can spoil the experience of any meal, no matter how delicious. Find out how you can avoid GERD flare-ups by making some easy changes to your diet.
Sooner or later, everyone has a bout of diarrhea — maybe it’s something you ate, or maybe you’re stressed out at work. But, once in a while, diarrhea is more than an embarrassing inconvenience — sometimes it’s a medical problem.
Hi there and welcome! For those who might not know me, my name is Carmela, the chef/owner of Senza Glutine by Carmela. I know this year has been very challenging and stressful for all of us, but hopefully a better and healthier new year will soon be here!
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This week we are all about cheap meals and using everything in our refrigerator and pantries. We are in a time where we need to make meals stretch. Everyday is a little different and we need to ensure that we are feeding ourselves and our families in...
Chicken sausage is severely underrated in my opinion. This product is lower in fat than its pork sausage counterpart, and is also jam packed with a ton of flavor. On a blustery winter day a sausage spinach and bean soup is one of my go-to dishes.
This is an easy vegetarian recipe for our meatless mondays. This recipe came from a meal prep class I was conducting in my weight loss support group. The meal prep class was about getting ready for the wee. Many people ask how I prep for the week.
Time management is something I struggle with as a mom, having three kids all under the age of 8 can make it difficult to manage time wisely. This can be work time, family time, time for exercise and time for leisure.
The sweet taste of this grape is loved in my house and no it’s not in a glass of wine it’s in the small purple sweet Concord grapes. When the weather starts to turn it’s not only football time of year but what I like to refer to as Concord grape season.
Many people ask me if seltzer is just as hydrating as water? With the seltzer industry boasting a whopping 1.5 billion dollars, it’s no wonder that everyone wants to know the truth behind this sparkling beverage.
Summer is here, which means warmer weather, barbeques, beaches and frozen daiquiris are now within our reach. With these joys of summer can also come some unwanted calories, dont let the summer fun spoil your weight loss goals. Here are some ways to...
Traveling and being gluten free can be a hassle. As the summer weather approaches and schools let out we start to travel more. For someone who is gluten free this could be a chance for cross contamination to strike.
FODMAP stands for fermentable, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. These are carbohydrates that are found in common food items and contribute to gassiness, bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
When you are craving a sweet treat and you are gluten free it’s sometimes hard to indulge that craving and have it taste good. My husband found two great Gluten Free options at BJ’s yesterday and I thought I would share.
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD is a very common disorder and refers to a group of conditions where there is an accumulation of fat in the liver for people who drink little to no alcohol. The most common form of NAFLD is a non serious...
It is imperative that when we look to eat healthy we find items that are healthy and nourishing for our bodies. This month is colon cancer awareness month and one of the great things that we can do to help our our bodies is to ensure that we are feeding...
Dinner meals can be tough to put on the table, add in being gluten free and it becomes increasingly difficult. This is why I say we need to take it a bite at a time! Instead of cooking a week’s worth of meals, cook 2-3 days.
Due to tonight’s forecast our IBS Support Group lecture is cancelled. With temperatures dipping to frigid levels and our cravings in overdrive I thought it would be a great time to discuss detoxing from sweet binges, holidays and vacations.
Sorry for the cancellation tonight. One of my kids was home sick and what is a mom to do. So I changed the location of our meeting tonight to online and thought we could go over more information next class.
I have been an avid runner since my college years. I never ran for a team, it was just how I coped with stress at the time and loved the feel of the pavement on my feet. Since then I have ran through all of my pregnancies and just completed my first...
If you made it to our Gluten Free cookie Extravaganza you tasted the great slice and bake cookies from Sweet Loren’s, gingerbread from Mad Batters bakery and my own sugar and double chocolate fudge cookies!
Since tomorrow is our gluten free cookie extravaganza, I thought I would write a post about the delicious gluten free place and bake cookies I have recently discovered. If you have not tried these yet, they are a must!
The skies are darkening earlier, many of us are not only going to work in the dark but also coming home in the dark as well. As the winter months come upon us we may start to feel an increase in hunger.
Over thousands of years Turmeric has laid claim to many benefits and it stands true today.Turmeric’ s many health benefits include blood clot prevention, blood sugar control, is an anti-inflammatory, reduces depression, boost skin health,...
Who would’ve thought that pizza on the grill could be so easy? This weekend my husband and I wanted to make our usual homemade pizza with the kids (I’m not gonna lie it was a bit crazy this weekend so we bought store bought crust and Hannafords has...
Ever find yourself fighting with your children about eating their vegetables? These veggie fritters will have them asking for seconds! They are delicious and totally dippable. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine did.
Spring allergies wreaking havoc on your daily life? One focus is to make sure you get your gut health in check. Many studies are emerging on the need to have our gut in a state of balance of good and bad bacteria to thrive.
I was recently speaking with a co-worker who reported that she was paying upwards of 8 dollars for a smoothie in the morning. A smoothie drinker myself I started to think of how much money a day that this could potentially add up to as well as...
Last night’s session of our weight loss support group was an animated discussion on Emotional eating or Stress eating. We discussed how this vicious cycle can sabotage our best intentions when trying to follow a healthy diet.
Tonight was a great night! We had CIA’s own chef Coppedge the Gluten Free Baker here discussing techniques for gluten free baking. A great time was had by all. If you missed it here are the talking points that were discussed.
Worry if your throat will close? Will i break out in a rash? These are questions that a person with a food allergy wonders on a daily basis. I am lucky enough that myself nor someone in my family has had to live with these worries.
This week at our IBS support group the talk was all about probiotics. Why we take them? The benefits of them. As well as choosing a refrigerated versus shelf stable probiotic. Below is a handout that was given at the class to help keep you informed.
There are some things that after going gluten free I just miss. Fried chicken cutlets is one of them. Now, before everyone is up in arms about a dietitian recommending anything fried it is something that I have once a year if that!
On a cold dreary day there is nothing better than a bowl of soup. Creamy cheese broccoli soup used to be my favorite but since some food intolerances started to rear their heads I couldn’t enjoy this dish.
IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a condition categorized by a group of symptoms that occur together. These symptoms can range from repeated constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits and or bloating.