Gastrointestinal disorders include such conditions as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal abscesses, anal fistulas, perianal infections, diverticular diseases, colitis, colon polyps and cancer. Many of these can be prevented or minimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, practicing good bowel habits.

Many factors may upset the GI tract:

  • Eating a diet low in fiber
  • Not enough exercise
  • Traveling or other changes in routine
  • Eating large amounts of dairy products
  • Stress
  • Resisting the urge to have a bowel movement

However, even a healthy person can experience digestive problems due to things such as a lack of fiber or probiotic-rich foods in their diet.

Improve your digestion with these foods:

  • Yogurt
  • Apples
  • Fennel
  • Kefir
  • Chia Seeds
  • Kombucha
  • Papaya
  • Whole Grains
  • Ginger
  • Dark Green Vegetables

Listen To What My Patients Say

  • Mark Carneiro

    After I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, I found that the simplest of meals affected me adversely. I decided to see a dietitian that would me with my diet while my body healed. Shilpa Joshi, RD was highly recommended by a well-renowned doctor. As I got to know Shilpa, I began to realize the depth of her knowledge about nutrition, diet, and exercise. She has a strong desire to find different ways to help patients be healthier and to solve difficult health problems. I was impressed with her drive to find holistic, healthy ways to help our bodies heal and to prevent further problems. With Shilpa’s program I learned how to understand the food I eat and how my body works with this food. Shilpa did not restrict my eating habits but showed me how to read labels and introduce healthier things into my diet. I am grateful to Shilpa for having helped me on my path to recovery. I would highly recommend consulting Shilpa Joshi, RD for all your dietary needs.

    Mark Carneiro
  • Madhvi Vaswani Chhabra
    Shilpa Joshi, RD was referred to me after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 30. Right off the bat she was immensely comforting and reassuring that my life is going to go back to the way it was. Through the course of 5 sessions, she taught me how to count carbohydrates and how to accurately determine my carb-insulin ratio. She also focused on the characteristics of a lot of Indian foods for which you can’t readily find information online. Through these sessions and a few follow up ones, she has geared me into tackling the daily food decisions that come with Type 1 Diabetes without overthinking it. She’s comforting, approachable and always available when you need her. I am grateful to have met her and am better off because of it.
    Madhvi Vaswani Chhabra