Posts Tagged: digestion

5 ways to build resilience – starting with your gut health

August 23, 2021

We all want to be a little bit more resilient right? Having that ability to bounce back from the things that stretch us to our limits or during times of adversity and stress. This can be from busy schedules, demanding jobs, balancing family life, tight deadlines. These can all test our resiliency and lead to […]

Daily Habits to Support Your Digestive Health

July 29, 2021

When we think about digestive health, we tend to think of getting lots of fibre and probiotics.  But our daily routine and lifestyle plays a large role in our optimal digestive functioning.  We can all agree that creating daily helpful habits help us create growth and change for the better.   We can probably also agree […]

A healthy gut means a healthy brain, and that means a healthy you!

May 01, 2021

Have you ever experienced that sensation of butterflies in your stomach?  Or feeling a pit in your stomach when you are upset or stressed?  These are simple ways we can see the gut-brain axis (GBA) in action.  Our digestive system is known as our second brain because it has its own nervous system, called the […]

The Impact of Hormones on Digestion

October 09, 2020

My journey towards becoming a Naturopathic Doctor had a lot to do with my gut.  Not just a gut feeling that this profession was my calling, but a sick feeling in my gut that caused me to vomit every day for over a year.   I was a 17 year old, living in Kingston – a […]

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 […]

Stress, Anxiety, Modern Living, and How Acupuncture Can Help

April 11, 2016

By Jonathan Handel, Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Everyone has been in this position before: you are at a restaurant with a ten-page menu and can’t stop flipping through it, while your friends and the waiter wait impatiently. This is paralysis-by-analysis. With so many options, we over-think what should be a relatively simple decision. […]

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 […]

Digestive Health

January 05, 2014

By Dr Jen Newell, ND Naturopathic Medicine offers great influence in the treatment of and recovery from various digestive concerns. Digestive health is paramount to overall health. Nobel prize winner and microbiologist Elie Metchnikoff once said, “Death begins in the colon.” Based on his years of research in the early 1900s he concluded that disease […]