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Battling Women’s Digestive Problems

Millions of women struggle with digestive issues, and at a higher rate than men. Many have been told to “Suck it up”, “It’s all in your head”, “You’re overreacting” or “Just live with it.” Few doctor visits involve discussing digestive issues, let alone solving them. Women suffer in silence, but that doesn’t make the problem […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Probiotics for a Healthy Immune System

A lot is happening in the world, and as a result our lifestyle has undergone significant shifts:

“Constant” stress is felt by more than twice as many Canadians during the pandemic as before, which can often lead to digestive distress.
We’re not eating as healthfully as we did before the pandemic.
We’re more sedentary.

With all […]

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 […]

Good Gut Health at Any Age

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine stated that, “All disease begins in the gut”. While this may not be 100% true, good digestive health is essential for nutrient absorption, immune function, and chemical and hormone production. The gastrointestinal system, also referred to as the gastrointestinal tract, digestive system, digestive tract, or gut, is a group […]

Keeping 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 […]