April Member Tips: Recipe + Workout

Experiencing an elevated state of health and wellness starts with our daily habits. The type of exercise we engage in and what food we are feeding ourselves to fuel those workouts has a direct impact on our overall state of physical and mental health. Each month, Hoag Concierge Medicine wants to make planning easier by equipping you with expert insight.

Since April is IBS Awareness Month we wanted to give you some nutrition and exercise based recommendations for healthy GI function!

Recipe Tips:


Physical exercise can be both beneficial and harmful for the gastrointestinal tract in a dose-effect relationship between its intensity and health. Mild-to-moderate intensity exercises play a protective role against colon cancer, diverticular disease, cholelithiasis and constipation, whereas acute strenuous exercise may provoke heartburn, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and even gastrointestinal bleeding. 

Sticking to low impact strength training exercises can be beneficial for gut health in comparison to high intensity interval training.

Get in Touch

If you would like your physician and trainer working together to design a specific health program specifically for you, contact us at (949) 490-7376!

Plant-Based Diet for Gut Health

Trillions of bacteria live in your digestive tract and play an important role in health. Of the thousands of species of gut microbes that live in your gut, however, some are healthy for your body – while others are not. 

Did you know that a plant-based diet can improve gut health and prevent disease by feeding the good bacteria in your digestive tract?

Focus on Nutrition

A healthful plant-based diet improves the health and diversity of your gut microbes, preventing and treating conditions like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and inflammation associated with autoimmune diseases.

What we eat determines what kind of bacteria we foster the growth of in our gut, which can increase or decrease our risk of some of those killer diseases like heart disease and diabetes. 

Feed your body and gut with healthful foods like:

  • Kiwi
  • Broccoli
    • Packed with glucosinolates that fight inflammation and cancer.
  • Bananas
    • Fight inflammation and stabilize gut bacteria.
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
    • Rich in the prebiotic fiber inulin.
  • Blueberries
    • Enhance immune system and destroy harmful bacteria.
  • Tempeh
    • Crowds out unhealthy bacteria and boosts nutrient absorption.

Expert Insight and Guidance

At Hoag Concierge Medicine, we are focused on providing you with a roadmap to your own wellness success by emphasizing all areas of your health plan, including nutrition. Our expert team will work with you to see if and how your diet needs to change. Call us today to get started! 949-490-7376