About 12 years ago, siting in a botanical medicine class and listening to a Master Herbalist give a talk on acne, I had my first eye-opening experience as to how intricately the gut and skin are connected. Continue reading
Summer is the time of outdoor barbeques, drinks on the patio and an abundance of sweet summer fruits. With all the extra sugar that may creep into our diets this summer, it is important to think about ways of supporting our digestive health.
Happy 2019! At the start of the new year, many of us are thinking about getting back on track after holiday indulgence. Past statistics of the top New Years resolution indicate eating healthier and losing weight continues to be the top resolution for most people. I suggest we add balancing our gut flora as a part of our top resolution. Continue reading
One of the most frustrating aspects of weight loss is when results are not achieved despite doing everything “right”. I regularly hear about weight loss struggles even with personal training 4-5 times per week doing high intensity workouts and eating a sugar-free, low carb diet. Continue reading
My husband refers to me as the “salad lady” because whenever we put on a dinner party I always put together elaborate salads that guests seem to really enjoy. Continue reading
In past newsletters I frequently write about ways to improve digestive health and reduce a bloated belly. With summer just around the corner, this is a great time to discuss constipation and its impact on your health including a bloated belly.
Many adults and children suffer from constipation. Approximately 1 in 4 Canadians experience constipation. Continue reading
We all know about histamine responses when it comes to spring allergies – sneezing, watery eyes, itchy ears and throat, sometimes even hives or generally itchy skin. Continue reading
Are you feeling tired and know that your digestion is not perfect? Have laboratory tests consistently shown low iron and/or B12 levels despite a healthy diet and even supplementation? Perhaps the root cause lays in the stomach.
Hypochlorhydria, or low stomach acid production is much more common than over-production of acid. It makes a lot of sense once you understand the biology of the body. Continue reading
Oh the dreaded holiday dinner table… The juicy meats, the steaming rice, the heaped potatoes, the sugar cookies right next to the darling gingerbread men. Not to mention the mulled wine. Continue reading
This is a common concern that we see in practice almost daily. Laboratory testing shows a low, but yet “normal” stored iron (aka ferritin) and it doesn’t seem to move very much after repeat testing. So, what’s the ideal? Continue reading