Nutritional Foundations

Nutritional Foundations is the peer-reviewed student journal of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Nutrition. The journal will focus entirely on research produced by students on nutrition related topics. There are no article processing fees and no costs for students to publish in the journal. One of the largest obstacles to participating in research is a lack of experience. Where do I start? Who can help?

The evolution of healthcare rests upon the evidence provided by research which leads to better understanding of disease. This is the primary reason why all providers should have a natural interest in healthcare research. In appreciating the importance of research in understanding all aspects of disease, clinical research at the student level has never been more valuable and more necessary than before. Students who engage in these activities accelerate their interest in the clinical sciences and receive a more enriching education than those who do not. In addition, faculty report a boost in morale from engaging in research with students.

One of the long-term objectives for the journal is to establish a presence in multiple colleges to provide mentorship at the local level. Faculty, we need your help. If you have an interest in providing support to your students for a future article submission or joining our editorial review board, please contact the journal.

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Evidence-based Recommendations for the Treatment and Management of Ulcerative Colitis

Background: Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease involving the mucosa of the rectum that commonly affects those between the ages of 15 and 30 years and is characterized by exacerbations and remissions. Methods: A literature review was performed relevant to the clinical practice of UC utilizing a functional approach to treatment. Nutritional interventions with evidence were analyzed and reviewed. Results: Treatment goals should focus on a combination of symptomatic remission and mucosal healing through correction of nutritional inadequacies and targeted supplementation with sufficient evidence. Support for interventions including a low FODMAP diet, restoration of gut microbiota through probiotic supplementation, and mind-body therapies were discussed. Conclusions: A functional management strategy for UC is suggested that is guided by nutritional interventions that are evidence-based

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Derek DeCagna, Jeffrey P. Krabbe DC, MS, DACBN, FACN, CISSN, CSCS
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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth – Concepts and Considerations

Background: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition characterized by a change in the number or quality of microorganisms present in the small intestine. It is associated with functional diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Methods: Factors affecting the microbiota present as possible risk sources as well as potential treatment approaches. Nutritional intervention could be effectively employed as a treatment protocol for SIBO. Results: A nutritional approach should include restoring the intestinal lining, enhancing nutritional status, and preventing recurrence. Use of the Bi-Phasic Diet Protocol, herbal therapy, and probiotic supplementation is suggested. Conclusions: Nutritional therapy for SIBO should be complex and individualized. A functional approach may be a valid method to treat the condition.

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Jennifer Vannoy, Marc Lucente DC, MA, DIANM
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October 29, 2021

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