4 Reasons Why You May Be Experiencing Excess Gas

Dr. Deidre Macdonald, ND | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Deidre Macdonald, ND

While 12-year-old boys may revel in the sound of their own gas, those plagued by excess gas will find that it is nothing to laugh about. Excessive burping, bloating and flatulence bring distress and discomfort to more people than would like to admit it.

The Health Benefits Of Not Going Wheat-Free

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Dr. William Davis writes, "Modern grains are silently destroying your brain." That's right, a credible doctor told the public that wheat is killing us. Stephen Yafa argues that Davis' Wheat Belly misinformed the public about wheat: it is not the grain itself that is bad for us, but rather how the grain is processed.

Flushing Twice? What to Do When You Have Sticky Poop

Melissa Ramos | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

Listen, I realize that this is a bit of an embarrassing topic but this is definitely a poop topic I wanted to cover because I know that most of us have had sticky poop at least once in our lives. And honestly, it's important to talk about it so we can resolve any issues happening in the gut that could be affecting our health.

Here's Why Smoothies Hurt Your Stomach

Melissa Ramos | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

Smoothies have been all the rage for some time with prominent celebrities boasting about their nutritional value. So if you've ever tried to make a smoothie but felt terrible afterwards, you're not alone. So if you can relate and have always wondered "why do smoothies hurt my stomach?" then I've got a couple solutions just for you.

How to Cure Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada
Dr. John Dempster

Optimizing your gut health is always a tremendous objective to help feel, think and look your best. This is where essential nutrients for life are absorbed and waste is removed. Below are my top 5 ways to cure your IBS.

Meet the Negroni and Discover the Benefits of Bitters

Andrea Sarjeant | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Sarjeant

Negronis are known as aperitifs. The term aperitif is a French word used to describe concentrated alcohols used in the middle ages, traditionally consumed before a meal to help whet the appetite. The word literally translates to "uncover or open." It's a punctuation mark to symbolize the beginning of a meal.

Are the Foods You're Eating Friend or Foe?

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

What do shellfish, tree pollen, bee stings, and peanuts all have in common? For many people, the mere mention of these foods brings up memories of itchy skin and watery eyes. In fact, many of us have also been conditioned that this is the ONLY form of an allergic reaction that has a serious impact on our health. But is it?

Why These Supposedly 'Common' Health Problems May Not Be Normal

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

What do menstrual cramps, hot flashes, one bowel movement every three days and heartburn have in common? They are all symptoms we would classify as common, but none of them are normal. Taking control of one's health means eating well, exercising and sleeping sufficiently -- but also listening to your body.

Seedless Fruits and Vegetables Don't Do Us Any Favours

Josh Gitalis | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Living
Josh Gitalis

Seeds contain the book of life. They have all of the genetic information necessary to create a new life. But what happened to all of the seeds? One word... convenience. We have bred our foods to make them more convenient by eliminating the most important part of the food.

The 9 Biggest Myths Of Digestion, Debunked

Everyday Health | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Living

By Madeline Vann, MPH; Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD There’s a reason why we call those intuitive leaps of knowledge that seem to...

Seven Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Vitamins

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Perhaps you have purchased a daily vitamin to obtain the nutrients you need for optimal health, or maybe you have a cupboard full of supplements to improve a condition or to increase energy. But how do you know if you're getting the most bang for your buck from your supplements?

The Top Five Supplements For Digestion

Josh Gitalis | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Living
Josh Gitalis

Everything begins and ends in the digestive tract. If the digestive system is not fully functional, every single process in the body is affected. This is why it is so important to "be kind" to your digestive tract and not stress it too much. Things that stress the digestive tract are...

The Skinny on Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 06.09.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

We don't usually think of bacteria as a good thing, but when it comes to your stomach, they're essential. In the right places and amounts, strains of beneficial bacteria called probiotics, and the prebiotics that feed them, are valuable to our health -- not to mention our waistlines.

Toned Abs, Here We Come

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Brown | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada Living

Although we hear endlessly about the desire for washboard abs, in reality, we're not meant to have an absolutely flat abdominal area (so don't go suck...