Regular Girl superfan Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Erin Judge dished up nutrition and digestive health advice when she appeared on YourMomCare’s Instagram Live. Regular Girl is proud to partner with this celebrity mom-driven organization focused on improving kids’ access to mental health. Judge stressed the importance of caring for your gut by giving it the fiber it needs to stay balanced. It’s headline worthy material: A healthier gut is good for the body and the mind.
We don’t mean to gossip, but Sharon Feldstein, mom to Jonah Hill and Beanie Feldstein, revealed in the Live that she suffered from digestive issues. Not everyone talks about it, but digestive issues are common. As an example, it’s been estimated that 10 to 15% of people worldwide suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Wow. That’s a lot of tummy troubles.
Judge explained that your gut and brain actually communicate with each other and this influences your overall wellness. Scientists are discovering more about this fascinating connection every day, and how it impacts functional gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) as well as other conditions.
FODMAPs were also a hot topic! These are specific types of carbohydrates that don’t always play well in the gut, especially for folks with IBS and SIBO. “The ‘F’ is FODMAPs is ‘fermentable’,” explained Judge. “That means gas causing.” She added that while fermentation is a good thing, some people are more sensitive to the gassy byproduct. They may experience pain, bloating and other unpleasantries. Limiting FODMAPs in your diet may help. Check out The Regular Girls’ Guide to the low-FODMAP diet and Following a low-FODMAP diet? Here’s what you need to know about dietary fiber to learn more to learn more.
So what can you do to support your digestive health? Judge suggests looking at the science. “What’s been backed up time and time again is diversity of fiber to support a diverse microbiome,” said Judge. “Fiber feeds our gut bacteria. It feeds those really good gut bacteria that we want.” Regular Girl offers several ways to give your body the bacteria-feeding and gut-loving fiber it needs. There’s our Original Powder, On-the-go Stick Packs and Regular Girl Wellness which adds cranberry goodness to support urinary tract health.
Judge shared lots more great information with Feldstein, including tons of science-backed tips for those suffering with digestive conditions. Be sure to check out the entire interview here.