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12 08, 2021

Parasite Cleanse Diet

By |August 12th, 2021|Digestive Health Concerns|0 Comments

Did you know that parasitic infections are more common than you would think? It doesn’t just take drinking contaminated water in a foreign country to pick one up! You might think that having a parasitic infection would cause very obvious signs and symptoms, as some parasitic infections do; however, other types of parasites cause very [...]

11 08, 2021

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

By |August 11th, 2021|Digestive Health Concerns|0 Comments

Your pancreas is a neat organ in that it has a dual function. It functions to regulate your blood sugar, via insulin and glucagon production, as well as aids in digestion via the production of enzymes that break down your fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. When these food particles aren’t fully broken down, it becomes challenging [...]

9 08, 2021

Diverticulosis Diet + Lifestyle Hacks

By |August 9th, 2021|Digestive Health Concerns|0 Comments

Diverticulosis is a disorder where small pouches, called diverticula, develop in the wall of your large intestine. Most diverticulosis cases are seen in individuals over the age of 40 and in those with sedentary lifestyles and low fiber diets. Diverticulosis can turn into diverticulitis if any of the pouches becomes inflamed and this can become [...]

5 08, 2021

H. Pylori, friend or foe?

By |August 5th, 2021|Digestive Health Concerns|0 Comments

H. Pylori is a normal bacteria found in our stomach. However, when the immune system becomes weakened, it can burrow itself in our stomach lining and create a variety of disturbances, such as stomach ulcers, gastritis, and potentially stomach cancer. Symptoms Upper abdominal discomfort Belching Bloating Feeling full after eating a small amount of food [...]

5 08, 2021

Is Low Stomach Acid Causing Your Bloating?

By |August 5th, 2021|Digestive Health Concerns|0 Comments

Hypochlorhydria, or low stomach acid, can cause a variety of symptoms in the digestive tract, as well as in other systems of the body. When we are not producing enough stomach acid, we are not able to break down our proteins efficiently and offset microbes as effectively. Below are some of the causes, symptoms, and [...]

4 08, 2021

Are your symptoms due to Candida overgrowth?

By |August 4th, 2021|Digestive Health Concerns|0 Comments

Candida albicans is a normal yeast found in our gut. However, it becomes problematic when it overgrows due to a variety of lifestyle factors and toxins from our environment. And, it is not the Candida itself that causes issues when it overgrows, but the toxic chemicals that it releases, contributing to the following concerns listed below. Common symptoms include:  [...]

17 06, 2019

Lifestyle Habits for a Healthy Gut

By |June 17th, 2019|Digestive Health Concerns|0 Comments

What lifestyle habits will keep your gut running nice and smoothly? Sleep Quality  Receiving adequate and undisturbed sleep (7+ hours of sleep) each night is crucial for a healthy gut. Poor sleep quality causes a reduction in the amount and variety of our beneficial gut bacteria. And, it is a two way street, as gut bacteria can regulate [...]

11 06, 2019

Choosing the Right Probiotic

By |June 11th, 2019|Digestive Health Concerns|0 Comments

I am in favor of receiving good nutrients and minerals via the foods we eat. Fiber is our gut bacteria's food source and a diet high in fiber is needed to maintain optimal gut health. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, and seeds are great sources of dietary fiber. You should receive between 25-50 grams of fiber per [...]

8 06, 2019

Foods to Make Your Gut Happy

By |June 8th, 2019|Digestive Health Concerns|0 Comments

Your gut has a few needs to keep things running smoothly. Your gut wants to maintain a variety of beneficial bacteria, produce appropriate stomach acid, release sufficient enzymes to break your foods down, keep inflammation at bay, and release waste matters appropriately. If we feed our gut processed and packaged foods, we are not providing the [...]

20 05, 2019

Gut Health 101

By |May 20th, 2019|Digestive Health Concerns|0 Comments

What exactly is the gut? The gut is a long hollow tube that starts from the mouth and ends with the anus. Assisting this hollow tube are a few accessory organs (liver, gallbladder, pancreas) that facilitate the digestive process. Towards the end of the digestive tract, the large intestine is home to a multitude of beneficial gut bacteria that [...]

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