Category: Digestion

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The Link between Gut Health and Depression

The Link between Gut Health and Depression

Gastrointestinal issues are like fingerprints: commonplace, but very individualized. Symptoms, diet, levels of stress, and medical history all play a [...]
Did You Know You Have Two Brains?

Did You Know You Have Two Brains?

What is your gut telling you? Those knots in your stomach, that queasy feeling, and those butterflies are signals to your brain that an emotion, hormo [...]
All Disease Begins in the Gut

All Disease Begins in the Gut

It is estimated that 70% of our immune system is regulated by the digestive system, otherwise known as the gut. Interestingly, gut health is often ove [...]
Did You Know Digestive Problems Can Reduce Your Immune Function?

Did You Know Digestive Problems Can Reduce Your Immune Function?

Considering the pervasive use of preservatives and the increase in modified foods in our diet, is it any wonder why we have more digestive problems th [...]
Natural Ways to Address Acid Reflux & GERD

Natural Ways to Address Acid Reflux & GERD

Chronic gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are often treated with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), antibiotics, and other medications that offer temporary [...]
How Genetics and the Environment Influence Your Gut

How Genetics and the Environment Influence Your Gut

A tremendous amount of research is coming out in regards to genetics and personalized wellness. Gastrointestinal health, although largely impacted by [...]
Natural Approaches to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Natural Approaches to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Few people realize that the intestinal tract has its own nervous system that communicates directly with the brain [called the gut-brain axis]. Because [...]
Belly Blues: How Gut Health Impacts Your Mood

Belly Blues: How Gut Health Impacts Your Mood

Stress is something we all have experienced. We have all dealt with digestive issues at some point in our life, whether it be heartburn, gas, diarrhea [...]
A Multifaceted Approach to a Healthy, Happy Gut

A Multifaceted Approach to a Healthy, Happy Gut

It has been said that inflammation is the cause of almost every disease and this is especially true when it comes to disorders of the gut. Intestinal [...]
Breathe Easier During Allergy Season

Breathe Easier During Allergy Season

‘Tis the season for sneezing, congestion, headaches, and itchy eyes. As the beautiful trees begin to bud and flowers push up through the ground, peop [...]
Allergies! Your Food IS Your Medicine

Allergies! Your Food IS Your Medicine

It’s spring...the trees are green, the grass is lush after a wet winter, and the flowers are blooming beautiful colors. With this being so, your aller [...]
Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Does eating make you feel tired, bloated or in pain? Do you feel certain that you are having food reactions but don’t know what to call it or where to [...]
5 Steps to Heal Your Gut

5 Steps to Heal Your Gut

Have you heard of this thing called “leaky gut”? What does it mean to have a leaky gut and what symptoms would you experience? More importantly, what [...]
Your GI Distress May Be Due to Leaky Gut Syndrome

Your GI Distress May Be Due to Leaky Gut Syndrome

I learned the importance of gut health over 30 years ago. It all started when I found a naturopathic doctor for my four year old daughter. She had be [...]
Food: You Are What You Eat

Food: You Are What You Eat

Food is the ONE thing that people dose themselves with every single day. Food provides comfort and nourishment. It is engrained in casual social even [...]
Finding Relief with a Low Histamine Diet

Finding Relief with a Low Histamine Diet

Many years ago, I embarked on an autoimmune Paleo diet (AIP) to see if it would help calm my immune system. The results, at first, were remarkable. I [...]
Food Intolerance: Is What I’m Eating Hurting Me?

Food Intolerance: Is What I’m Eating Hurting Me?

Food intolerance and sensitivity are terms used interchangeably when referring to troublesome, but non-life threatening responses to ingested food. T [...]
Saying Goodbye to Gluten: The Emotional Journey

Saying Goodbye to Gluten: The Emotional Journey

I’ve just had a difficult discussion with a patient about a diagnosis of Celiac disease. For those unfamiliar with Celiac, it’s an autoimmune disorde [...]
Enjoying the Holidays Despite Food Sensitivities

Enjoying the Holidays Despite Food Sensitivities

When we think of the holidays it brings to mind the wonderful smells and tastes that go along with the festivities. Whether it is the aroma of turkey [...]
Unhealthy Gut Bacteria Can Cause Weight Gain

Unhealthy Gut Bacteria Can Cause Weight Gain

If you have been struggling to maintain or lose weight it may be because the bacteria living inside your gut are out of balance. What we eat affects o [...]
Natural Relief from Constipation

Natural Relief from Constipation

Contrary to popular wisdom, frequency of bowel movements is not a criterion for diagnosing constipation because of the wide range of variability among [...]
Food Sensitivities—Breaking Down the Basics!

Food Sensitivities—Breaking Down the Basics!

We hear a lot about food sensitivities nowadays, with so many people avoiding one or multiple foods in their daily diets. Often, people cite food alle [...]
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Gut-based Interventions

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Gut-based Interventions

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the prevalence of autism is now 1 in 68. This is a 119.4% increase over the rate of 1 in 150 that wa [...]
How Does Our Diet Affect Inflammation?

How Does Our Diet Affect Inflammation?

It is no longer a question as to whether or not inflammation contributes to chronic disease. While it is a process essential to human existence, it ca [...]
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