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Gut Health

Snacks for GERD: Healthy Options to Ease your Symptoms

Getting a case of acid reflux (heartburn) now and then isn’t unusual, but did you know that about 20% of the population suffers from a more persistent form? And women in menopause are more than 3 times as likely to suffer with heartburn. The chronic form of acid reflux is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.

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Gut Health

Menopause Bloating SOS: Remedies for Relief

Feeling bloated during menopause? You’re not alone. Bloating is a really common, often very uncomfortable symptom during menopause. It’s caused by a variety of factors, including hormone changes. Fluctuating estrogen and progesterone can lead to changes in digestion and fluid retention. Keep reading to discover the common causes of bloating and more importantly what you

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Gut Health

Menopause and Diarrhea: Top Strategies to Help You Manage

Menopause is a natural phase of a woman’s life that brings about significant changes in her body and overall well-being. While most people are familiar with common menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings, there’s one symptom that often goes under the radar: diarrhea. Yes, you read that right! Diarrhea can be an

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Gut Health

Menopause and Constipation: Unlocking the Secrets to Relief

One common, but often overlooked, symptom of menopause is constipation. Menopause is a completely natural part of aging but it is a time of significant hormonal upheaval in the body. Changes in hormone levels, particularly a decrease in estrogen, can contribute to a sluggish gut and constipation. While constipation can be uncomfortable and inconvenient, it

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Gut Health

Menopause and Heartburn: How to find relief

As a registered dietitian, I’m often asked about the link between menopause and heartburn. Many women are surprised to find themselves experiencing heartburn for the first time during menopause. While it is not commonly associated with menopause, research indicates that women going through the menopausal transition are more than three times more likely to experience

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