15 Ways to Increase Fiber on a Gluten-Free Diet

15 Ways to Increase Fiber on a Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten-free diets are notoriously low in fiber. Many gluten-free products, especially packaged items such as crackers, breads, baked goods, and flours tend to be lower in fiber than their gluten-containing alternatives. Fiber feeds our gut microbes, who turn around to keep our gut lining healthy, balance our immune system, and decrease inflammation. Fiber also helps…

Tips to Prevent Travel Constipation

Tips to Prevent Travel Constipation

Digestion thrives off of routine, so travel can throw anyone’s gut out of whack. Below you’ll find food and lifestyle tips to prevent travel-related constipation. There are several supplement-related strategies as well, but those are usually a bit more personalized. Also, if you haven’t already picked up my 10 Tips for Gluten-Free Travel guide, it’s…

The Ultimate Guide to Fiber & How it Affects Gut Health

The Ultimate Guide to Fiber & How it Affects Gut Health

Did you know that we aren’t able to break down or directly use fiber? That’s right, fiber is entirely food for the trillions of microbes in our gut, called our gut microbiome! They eat the fiber, and make by-products called short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that, among many benefits, are incredibly anti-inflammatory and immune-supportive. That…