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  1. Why Am I Always So Bloated?

    Why Am I Always So Bloated?

    Bloating is a digestive complaint experienced by many people.

    You may be bloated if you feel your pants are too tight after meals, your gut feels like there are tiny “explosions” occurring or if you experience an uncomfortable fullness after consuming a meal. Digestive concerns are very common these days and this is due to many factors including the North American diet, lack of movement, stress, and not prioritising time when it comes to preparing and eating meals. More often than not, people are eating on the go or eating out.


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  2. Your Immune System is About to be Challenged

    Your Immune System is About to be Challenged

    Another allergy season is upon us. The first colds threaten. Fall carb foods entice. The immune system is challenged. How should you feed it to best support its healthy function?

    Vitamin D – 3000 to 5,000 IU daily for most adults is safe and effective for the prevention of flus and colds. No other supplemented nutrient has been as extensively studied as vitamin D. If you are low in vitamin D, fewer Natural Killer cells (NK-cells) are formed, and your innate immune defenses against viruses and bacteria become impaired.

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  3. Why Should You Care About Gut Health?

    The field of digestive health is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Disruptions to the digestive system have been implicated as a critical factor in seemingly unrelated disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, food allergies , and Type 2 Diabetes . But many people are acutely sensitive to digestive distress long before disease symptoms arise because the gut interacts with so many aspects of our physiology, from the nervous system to the endocrine system. While there’s no concrete evidence saying that restoring gut health will prevent

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  4. What is a Probiotic, Anyway?

    As a dietitian, I find that certain health terms become very familiar before people actually understand what those terms mean. It took a few years before omega 3 eaters knew that they were eating anti-inflammatory oils. So, it’s probably a good idea to breakdown the term probiotic, so that you can use it with confidence.

    The word probiotic is made up of pro– or for-; and –biotic or –life. So probiotic means for life. Most people know that probiotics are bacteria, but they aren’t just any bacteria. Just like we now realize that not all bacteria will make us sick…not all bacteria in fancy bottles meet the true definition of a probiotic.

    What is that definition? The World Health Organization defines probiotics

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  5. Probiotics and Histamine Intolerance

    Probiotics and Histamine Intolerance

    You might be most familiar with histamine as it relates to the immune system. If you’ve suffered from seasonal allergies or food allergies, you may have noticed that antihistamine medications like Zytrec, Allegra or Benedryl provide quick relief of your symptoms. This is because histamine’s role in the body is to cause an immediate inflammatory response. It serves as a red flag in your immune system, notifying your body of any potential attackers.

    Histamine causes your blood vessels to swell, or dilate, so that your white blood cells can quickly find and attack the infection or problem. This is part of the body’s natural immune response, and typically enzym

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