Category Archives: Digestive System

KICKSTART YOUR HEALTH THIS NEW YEAR BY SUPPORTING YOUR DIGESTION!

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Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

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

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? I Exercise Regularly and Eat a Clean Diet…

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

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

Considering Gallbladder Health in the Treatment of Constipation

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

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

Stomach Acid – More Important Than You Might Think!

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Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

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

The Run Down On Probiotics

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Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Most people benefit from probiotics found in fermented foods like kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir or supplements. But how do you know if you are taking the “right” types? Adding healthy bacteria into a health regime is becoming more mainstream with medical doctors and is a staple with naturopathic physicians. However, when you go to the health store, it can be overwhelming to pick out an effective option. Continue reading