Dr. Ranvir Singh, Dr. Stephen Rashbaum, Dr. Nitin Parikh, Dr. Long B. Nguyen, and providers Tammi D’Elena, PA-C; and Vanessa T. Dang, MSN, APRN; in north Atlanta, provide nutritional counseling for patients with digestive disorders. They believe that nutrition plays an integral part in the management and prevention of many Gastrointestinal disorders and diseases such as Liver Disease, GERD, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A simple diet change can alleviate or end painful symptoms for many patients. The experts at Digestive Care Physicians can help you learn more about healthy eating by creating a customized nutritional profile. sample meal plans, shopping and cooking tips and a detailed discussion of your diet prescription.
If you have any of the conditions listed below, you can benefit from the FODMAP Diet.
Did You Know?
What you eat and the quality of your digestive health are intertwined. Below are 10 strategies that will help make sure it’s always a happy relationship.Try these 10 tips for better digestive health:
- High-Fiber Diet: A diet that is high in fiber and rich in whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits can improve your digestive health. It can also help to prevent or treat various digestive conditions, such as Diverticulosis, Hemorrhoids, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
- Insoluble and Soluble Fiber: It is important to consume both types of fiber, which each help your digestive system in different ways. Insoluble fiber, also known as roughage, can’t be digested by the body and therefore helps add bulk to stools. Soluble fiber draws in water and can help prevent stools that are too watery. Good sources of insoluble fiber include wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains; get soluble fiber from oat bran, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
- Food High in Fat: In general, fatty foods tend to slow down the digestive process, making you more prone to constipation. Because it is important to get some fat in your diet, pair fatty food with high-fiber food to make them easier on your digestive system.
- Lean Meat: Protein is an essential part of a healthful diet, but fatty cuts of meat can lead to uncomfortable digestion. When you eat meat, select lean cuts, such as pork loin and skinless poultry.
- Add Probiotics to Diet: Probiotics are the healthy bacteria naturally present in your digestive tract. They help keep the body healthy by combating the effects of a poor diet, antibiotics, and stress. In addition, probiotics can enhance nutrient absorption, help break down lactose, strengthen your immune system, and possibly even help treat irritable bowel syndrome. Good sources of probiotics include low-fat yogurt or kefir on a daily basis.
- Eat on Schedule: Consuming meals and snacks on a regular schedule can help keep your digestive system in top shape. Aim to sit down for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks around the same time each day.
- Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is good for your digestive health. Water in your digestive system helps dissolve fats and soluble fiber, allowing these substances to pass through more easily.
- Lifestyle Habits: Liquor, coffee, and cigarettes can interfere with the functioning of your digestive system, and lead to problems like Stomach Ulcers and Heartburn.
- Exercise: Regular exercise helps keep food moving through your digestive system, reducing constipation. says Adams. Exercise can also help you maintain a healthy weight, which is good for digestive health.
- Manage Stress. Too much stress or anxiety can cause your digestive system to go into overdrive. Find stress-reducing activities that you enjoy and practice them on a regular basis.
With valuable nutritional counseling, patients with digestive disorders can live full and active lives.
Board-Certified physicians Dr. Ranvir Singh, Dr. Stephen Rashbaum, Dr. Nitin J. Parikh, Dr. Long B. Nguyen, Dr. Ruth Montalvo, Dr. Jae Kim, and providers Tammi D’Elena, PA-C and Vanessa T. Bridgeman, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC; care for patients in the North Atlanta, GA; area including Johns Creek, GA, Cumming, GA, Lawrenceville, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Dawsonville, GA. The in-house endoscopy suite at Digestive Care Physicians is a certified facility which has achieved the highest level of accreditation by the Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). If you suffer from gastrointestinal problems, abdominal pain, or need a colorectal cancer screening, contact us at (770) 227-2222 to schedule an appointment.