Crohns Disease

My Son Gets to Feel Normal at a Camp for Kids with Crohn's Disease

Natasja Barlow | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Parents
Natasja Barlow

Dylan's chronic condition comes from an abnormal response from his body's immune system. It causes excruciating pain, with frequent trips to the washroom creating great embarrassment. In practical terms, it has influenced every aspect of his life, leading him to quit hockey, miss field trips, and decline invites to social outings.

A Strange Turn in the Road of Life

Lisa Abram | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

There may be a point in our life when we approach the stop sign of mortality at the same intersection of humanity and friendship. As my husband and I ...

How Your Mind and Gut Are Connected

Sondi Bruner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sondi Bruner

There is nothing more frustrating being told, "It's all in your head." It's not true, and yet it's also kinda true. Consider this: given what we are learning about the pathway between the digestive tract and the brain, how do we know what came first, the chicken or the egg?

The Long-Term Trauma of Gastrointestinal Infection

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Most of us have experienced at one time or another that rumble in the gastrointestinal jungle. But there is a darker side to these maladies manifesting at the microbial level. Though we may not feel these consequences in the short term, research has shown there may be more difficult times down the road.

Five Things You Should Know About Probiotics

Jane Dummer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

What is your gut instinct telling you about probiotics? Do you need more information? You're not alone. Over the past decade, dietitians and gastroenterologists have been discovering exciting new findings about probiotics, the gut and health. Here are my top five facts that will help you understand probiotics.

B.C. Smelter Contaminating U.S. Town?

CBC | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A U.S. study has found an unusually high incidence of gastro-intestinal disease in a small U.S. town located downstream from a Teck smelter in Trail, ...