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.
Iron is a mineral required by the body for healthy growth and development. This essential element aids in the production of hemoglobin, a protein found in red blood cells. When there is a lack of iron in the body, it is known as iron-deficiency anemia.
Many people I work with paint me a similar picture about their health:
They eat a very clean diet based on whole foods, and avoid anything processed. But they feel absolutely terrible.
There are trillions of bacteria living symbiotically within you, specifically within your colon — we call this the microbiome. Each person’s microbiome is unique to them; environment, genes, medication, and diet dictate what your microbiome looks like. With that in mind, it is important to curate the types and amounts of probiotics you take to suit your personalized health journey.
Summer is here in our beautiful city. This is definitely the time many of us indulge in patio drinks, sweet fruits and maybe a few more treats at summer BBQ’s. What you may not realize is these choices may increase the risk of having increased digestive problems such as gas, bloating, loose stools and constipation.
Metabolism is a big topic today! Many chronic health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, Neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and even Autism can be viewed as metabolic disorders; stemming from underlying problems in metabolism.
The holiday season is upon us! This is the start to the holiday parties and dinners with family. Although this is a fun time of the year, it can also be a stressful time for many that deal with digestive issues. Many of my patients suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or SIBO. They manage their digestive symptoms by avoiding specific foods, detoxifying their digestive system, taking probiotics and managing an overgrowth of fungus or bacteria with medications. During the holidays, it can be difficult to maintain these dietary and medication regimes.