Latest Blog Posts from Sally Kuzemchak, RD, MS

Can Kids Have IBS Too?

Can Kids Have IBS Too?

When I was a kid, I had what was called a “sensitive stomach.” I complained frequently about belly pain, but when my mom took me to the pediatrician, he wasn’t sure how to explain it. In my early 20s, anxiety around jobs and relationships added fuel to the fire, and my symptoms flared.

BySally Kuzemchak, RD, MSFebruary 6, 2024
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Why Eating 30 Plants a Week is Good for Your Gut

Why Eating 30 Plants a Week is Good for Your Gut

According to research from the American Gut Project, eating a wide array of plant foods can help nurture a greater number of different kinds of bacteria in the microbiome. A more diverse microbiome has been linked in studies to a lower risk of conditions like diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and obesity.

BySally Kuzemchak, RD, MSJanuary 9, 2024
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5 Things to Know Before Your Colonoscopy

5 Things to Know Before Your Colonoscopy

I’d been putting off scheduling my first colonoscopy. But when a family member’s screening revealed several large polyps -- clumps of cells that could turn into colon cancer over time -- I set my fears aside.

BySally Kuzemchak, RD, MSJanuary 2, 2024
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Best Foods To Prevent Constipation

Best Foods To Prevent Constipation

Constipation can make you feel sluggish, weighed-down, and cranky. Most people only experience it from time to time, but it can become chronic for others. It’s also more likely to happen as you age ...

BySally Kuzemchak, RD, MSNovember 23, 2022
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15 Best Foods for Gut Health

15 Best Foods for Gut Health

It’s no secret that what you eat every day has a direct impact on your digestive system – and that some foods (hello, greasy takeout!) can make your belly feel worse than others. But certain foods have superpowers in the gut ...

BySally Kuzemchak, RD, MSSeptember 29, 2022
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How to Fight Heartburn

How to Fight Heartburn

That burning sensation in the center of your chest – it’s an awful feeling! Unfortunately, heartburn (also known as acid indigestion or gastroesophageal reflux) is also pretty common.

BySally Kuzemchak, RD, MSSeptember 15, 2022
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