category: Digestive Health

Guide to Intermittent Fasting

July 05, 2019

Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you exercise or how diligent you are with your nutrition, the weight just keeps slowly creeping up? The weight increases and slows you down, causing fatigue, pain and inflammation. You are not alone in the fight against weight gain, and there is a smarter path to […]

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Survive the Holidays with Chaga Hot Chocolate and Cordycep Tea

December 21, 2018

This Hot Chocolate can help you Survive the Holidays…and possibly improve your performance. Doesn’t it seem like the holiday season begins earlier and earlier each year? As stores fill their shelves with festive gear months in advance, I find my stress levels rise. In October, yes – October, I start asking myself questions like – […]

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Why Meal Plans Don’t Work

September 19, 2018

Meal plans don’t work. There, I said it! Coming from a Nutritionist, that statement might seem bold, but I have a sneaking suspicion you might agree. Think for a second about all the diets you’ve tried that lasted a few days, weeks, maybe a month max. Maybe you found a plan online with a strict […]

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Pumpkin Spice With Out The Nasty Side Effects.

November 30, 2016

By Aly Shoom, Nutritionist It’s a sure sign of the cooler weather when your favorite coffee shop starts serving pumpkin spice lattes (PSL’s). Unfortunately, although pumpkin can be healthy, these lattes are far from it! Starbuck’s PSL doesn’t actually contain any real pumpkin and is loaded with sugar – made of sugar, condensed milk, sweet […]

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3 Ways Your Sweet Tooth Can Ruin Your Skin

October 01, 2016

By Dr. Jen Newell, ND The other morning, I was discussing the impact of diet on the health of your skin with a patient of mine. She was shocked that I so firmly believe that what you eat impacts your appearance because her dermatologist had told her for years that there was no connection. Unfortunately, […]

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The Endometriosis Diet

July 25, 2016

The Endometriosis Diet By Lisa Watson As a Naturopathic Doctor, I believe that health is built on a foundation of a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle. As an expert in women’s health I see this to be true in most women’s health concerns, from uterine fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, premenstrual syndrome to endometriosis. The purpose […]

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The PCOS Diet

June 27, 2016

By Dr. Lisa Watson A nutritious diet is the cornerstone of health – a foundation on which we can build healthy choices and behaviours. This is true for most health concerns, and certainly for women who have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Choosing the right foods for PCOS and avoiding others is necessary for women who want […]

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Food Confidence: Food Sensitivity Testing in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

January 25, 2016

By Dr Lisa Watson, Naturopathic Doctor One of the most common medical diagnoses in modern days, is irritable bowel syndrome. Canada has the dubious distinction of having one of the highest rates of IBS in the world with over 5 million Canadians suffering with this condition. Despite the high rates of IBS in Canada, many […]

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Change: Can it Really be Simple?

September 14, 2015

Change: Can it really be simple? Simple change—sounds almost paradoxical, doesn’t it? If change is simple, then why is there so much resistance to it? Even when we know the change would be positive, even when we know in our hearts it’s what’s best, there is resistance. Lean into the resistance. What’s holding you back? […]

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Easing Into Fall

September 08, 2015

Let’s be honest. The initial transition from summer to fall can be really hard. I don’t know about you but fall always seems to do a sneak attack on me. One day, I’m out with my toes in the grass and the next, I’m yanking a jacket out of the closet lamenting the end of […]

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