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Choosing the Best Probiotic for You

There are lots of good and bad bugs in your body – are the bad ones bugging you? It’s like a blockbuster action movie, the epic battle between good and evil that wages inside your body everyday. Inside your mouth, intestines, urinary tract – and for women vaginal tract – there are 100 trillion bugs […]

Singing the Praises of Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms are all the rage right now. In fact, people are purchasing mushrooms in record numbers recently for everything from enhancing the stress response, to strengthening the immune system and improving athletic performance. But how do you decipher hype from reality? Health food fads come and go of course, and while some ingredients have […]

Improve Digestion and Increase Energy

Involved in almost every biochemical activity in the body, enzymes have earned their reputation as the “sparks of life.” Enzymes are catalysts in digesting food, stimulating the brain, supplying cellular energy and in repairing tissues, organs and cells. Simply put, we can’t live without enzymes.

Unfortunately, many of us don’t consume enough enzymes in our diet. […]

How to Keep Harmful Bacteria Out of Your Gut

Did you know that about 100 trillion bacteria – or a pound or two in weight – live in our gut every day? Not to worry, they are not all bad guys or unwelcome invaders! In fact, many of them are good soldiers essential to our health and wellness.

In fact, the “good” microbes give us […]

How Digestive Enzymes Can Tackle an Upset Stomach

Digestion is a complex and fascinating process that starts in the mouth and ends at the… well, the other end. The breakdown of large complex carbohydrates, fats and proteins relies on the mechanics of chewing, a good dose of acid secreted by the stomach, and on specialized enzymes that breakdown food particles into simple parts […]

Feeding Your Microbiome After Antibiotic Use

In 2017 alone, Canadians filled over 24 million antibiotic prescriptions. That’s a lot of antibiotics! While broad-spectrum antibiotics target a wide range of bacteria, narrow-spectrum antibiotics target only a few types. When the cause of an infection is unknown broad-spectrum antibiotics tend to be used and can have several impacts on gut health, including:

Reducing […]

Choosing the Best Probiotic for You

There are lots of good and bad bugs in your body – are the bad ones bugging you? It’s like a blockbuster action movie, the epic battle between good and evil that wages inside your body everyday. Inside your mouth, intestines, urinary tract – and for women vaginal tract – there are 100 trillion bugs […]

Follow Your Gut

2020 was certainly quite a year. It would be difficult to find anyone who didn’t experience stress from the past year’s world events. Whether it was due to work, finances, family, health or other causes, stress had a significant impact on our lives. Managing stress is important to our overall health, and it can involve […]

A Dynamic Duo for Good Gut Health

Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, stated that “All disease begins in the gut.” While this may not be 100% true, your gut bacteria and the integrity of your gut lining strongly affects your health. Good digestive health is essential for many things, including:

Nutrient absorption
Immune function
Detoxification
Chemical and […]

Demystifying Kombucha

What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented tea that contains living cultures, known to help aid digestion. 

What does it taste like?
Kombucha is a cultured beverage, so it does have a tangy taste similar to an apple cider vinegar. Our taste buds are so used to sugary drinks that the tart and slightly biting taste of Kombucha […]