Gut Health

Digestion is the root of health.  Science continues to back-up this ancient truth through endless research and study of the human microbiome.  We are more bacteria than human and the good bugs need to be fed.  Our immune system also depends on a healthy gut lining.  Cultivating gut health improves mood because of the gut-brain connection.  Learning about gut health can go a long way to feeling better and living well.

Getting to the Root of Autoimmunity

The root is the gut.  I'm going to tackle some of the most common autoimmune conditions by looking at the latest research.  What is significant for all autoimmune disease is that conventional treatments fall short.  New approaches are badly needed.  Good results are...

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Gluten, Genetics & Gut Health

Gluten, Genetics & Gut Health

Why are these 3 G's so damn important right now?  One out of every six people in North America suffer from an autoimmune condition.  By 2050, it's predicted that 600,000 kids will have type 1 diabetes given the current rate.  This is alarming and I really think we can...

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Do you have Candida? Or is it SIFO?

Do you have Candida? Or is it SIFO?

Symptoms like chronic yeast infections, brain fog and sugar cravings can indicate dysbiosis or an imbalance in the gut microbiome. About 20 years ago candida albicans began receiving a lot of attention. For awhile there it was the cause of a long list of ailments...

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Do You Suffer From SIBO?

Do You Suffer From SIBO?

Is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Affecting You? In a healthy state, the small intestine has a low bacterial count. An overgrowth creates a condition called SIBO. Mild to severe digestive discomfort including gas, bloating and pain results.  Bacteria is...

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Building a Healthy Gut Ecosystem

Building a Healthy Gut Ecosystem

A key differences between the way our ancestors ate and our modern diet is how much fermentable fibre we consume. Fermentable fiber is found not found in processed or acellular carbohydrates. We all know that vegetables and fruits are important for health. But which...

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The Popular Myth of Acid Reflux

The Popular Myth of Acid Reflux

The Truth about Acid Reflux Most people believe that acid reflux or heartburn is caused by too much acid in the stomach. This idea is supported by drug companies who make billions each year off of acid suppressing pharmaceuticals. The problem for patients is these...

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Why Probiotics Aren’t the Answer

Why Probiotics Aren’t the Answer

Where Probiotics End & Fermentable Fibers Begin Probiotics serve us by regulating the immune system, promoting anti-inflammatory pathways and supporting the environment for beneficial bacteria to thrive. However they do NOT quantitatively increase the number good...

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Is it Time to Reset your Health?

Is it Time to Reset your Health?

The momentum of the seasons is as old and ingrained as the earth itself.  Life is pushing from darkness of winter or gathering of the autumn harvest. By riding this wave we have the opportunity to replenish and renew ourselves for the next cycle that's coming. I'll be...

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The Human Microbiome

The Human Microbiome

We hear more and more these days about changes in the human microbiome and the importance of gut health. There are many products offering probiotics. Recently I noticed a government sponsored ad warning of the overuse of antibiotics. Is it really this simple? The root...

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Gut Health, Hormones and Feeling Good

Gut Health, Hormones and Feeling Good

Did you know that 95% of our neurotransmitters are made in our guts?  So it makes sense that focusing on our gut health is an excellent place to start in terms of improving how we feel.  Let's talk about a couple common neurotransmitters that most people have heard...

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