5 Gut Health Topics a Registered Dietitian Can Help You with




Ever have a gut feeling? Your gut, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, is the highway food travels
through your body. There is a part of your gut called the microbiome where different types of
bacteria live and influence your health. When everything is going right, you don’t even notice
the passage of food. Your gut and its microbiome are happy. When something is wrong,
problems can pop up anywhere in your body.

Did you know that registered dietitians can help you with all kinds of GI issues and support your gut health? 

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Here are 5 different gut health issues a Foodsmart dietitian can help you with:

1. Heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

GERD can be experienced as a burning sensation in your throat or chest. Your dietitian can help identify foods and other factors that might trigger your symptoms. They can also suggest foods and

techniques to soothe the flame!

2. Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis results from an irritation of the small pouches (diverticula) that line your colon. The foods we choose to eat directly impact the health of your diverticula. Many of our members work with their Foodsmart dietitian to create an eating plan that keeps flares at bay and promotes a healthy microbiome.

3. Mood

Did you know that the health of your microbiome may be connected to your

mood? Supporting a healthy microbiome can be a tool to help combat feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. Foodsmart dietitians can help you identify foods in your diet that may contribute these feelings and suggest foods that might bring balance back to your microbiome.

4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Have you been diagnosed with IBS and don’t know where to start? Let us help figure out your trigger foods. Need a low FODMAP diet? We got you. Elimination diet? No problem. 

5. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

IBD can make eating a challenge. A dietitian can help you identify foods that may

be contributing to symptoms like diarrhea, fatigue, and pain. Dietitians can also help ensure IBD doesn’t stop you from getting all the nutrition you need.

If you have any of these conditions, schedule an appointment with a Foodsmart dietitian! In the
Foodsmart Gut Health Program, your dietitian will conduct a thorough nutrition assessment
and help you identify foods that may be contributing to your symptoms. Your personalized
treatment approach will be science-based and customized to fit your budget, food preferences
and lifestyle. Weekly topics will focus your treatment plan and provide the opportunity for
check-ins. Access to the Foodsmart app will help with meal planning and connect you with
grocery delivery services.

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