Digestive Difference Through Mindful Eating

Digestive Difference Through Mindful Eating

By: Kelli Pitrone, Registered Dietitian & Vivante Health Nutrition Team Manager Let’s not talk about the food we eat, but how we eat it. Ever heard of mindful eating? We’ll walk you through exactly how to do it. But first…why? The Elusive Happy Medium We know the food we put into our bodies is hugely…

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Emotional Side of Chronic Digestive Disease

The Emotional Side of Chronic Digestive Disease

By: Susan Fenderson, LCSW & Health Sherpa, Vivante Health Living with chronic digestive disease is more than just the physical symptoms and treatments. We talk about the emotional side of living with chronic digestive disease, in a question/answer, FAQ style. I feel guilty about my digestive condition. Is this normal? You bet it is. When…

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Creating the Calm

Creating The Calm: Practical (and Free) Relaxation Tips

By: Kelli Pitrone, Registered Dietitian & Vivante Health Nutrition Team Manager Relaxation is vital to our overall health. There are lots of calming techniques out there, but if we’re being honest most of them are hard to get into on a regular basis or just downright impractical. (Blow up a balloon when you’re feeling stressed?…

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Yoga for Beginners: Getting Grounded

Yoga for Beginners: Getting Grounded

By: Kelli Pitrone, Registered Dietitian & Vivante Health Nutrition Team Manager Staying grounded and in the moment—that’s the goal, right? But with our to-do lists getting longer and longer, “me time” gets put on hold. We’re going through the motions without actually enjoying the day. The mind gets cluttered, our breathing is erratic, and we…

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Data Getting to the Gut

Data: Getting to the Gut of the Matter

Healthcare costs that cannot be measured cannot be reduced. Data is the key to managing healthcare costs. Unfortunately, most of the reports employers get from carriers are missing a vital piece of data—the amount of money spent on digestive conditions. Digestive Claims Miscategorized Gut-related claims are generally rolled up within other major diagnostic categories or…

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