Digestive Health

Your digestive health is an important part of your overall well-being. These helpful articles and tips will point you in the right direction for good digestion.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 6-18% of people worldwide and is the most common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder seen in people who visit general practitioners for GI-related complaints. Symptoms of IBS vary from person to person, but include: Pain and cramping Diarrhea Constipation Alternating constipation and d…

Your urinary bladder is the hollow, muscular reservoir for your urine that sits in your lower pelvis. You may not consider it to be an important organ and in fact, you may not spend much time pondering its use at all. However, if your bladder does not work properly, as in conditions such as urinary incontinence or a bl…

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Digestive health is one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of healthy eating, but the symptoms of poor digestive health are many and varied. Follow these key steps encourage proper digestive health and see if you recognize any of the signs of poor digestion.

You may have heard buzz around the internet about the ‘Low FODMAP Diet’ being the next ‘in’ diet for weight loss and overall health. My job as a health professional is to clear things up so that you have all the facts. The low FODMAP diet is not a weight loss diet, or a diet that will promote overall wellbeing for the…

A bladder infection is a type urinary tract infection in which bacteria travel from the urethra to the bladder to infect the cells that line the bladder. Urinary tract infections are typically caused by Escherichia Coli or E. Coli. E. Coli is a bacteria that naturally resides in the large intestine which can become tra…

Did you know that April marks IBS Awareness Month? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder that’s estimated to affect 10-20% of North Americans. IBS is the most common gastrointestinal disorder, affecting more women than men, and accounts for up to 50% of referrals to gastroenterologists. Individu…

Common symptoms affecting your digestive system are burping, bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea. These symptoms typically pass within a day or a few days in most people; however, in those with “irritable bowel syndrome,” or ‘IBS’ these symptoms do not go away. Those with IBS also experience abdominal pain or sign…

Even though you may eat regularly, you may not ‘go’ regularly or easily. Constipation is problematic when you think of it as the inefficient removal of bodily wastes and toxins, that is, the less regular you go, the more toxic you are inside your body and from a naturopathic perspective; this can be a problem over time…

You have heard of inflammation; perhaps in relation to a broken bone or a sprained ankle – these are short-lived forms of inflammation. However, there are more longer lasting, or ‘chronic’ types of inflammation, where it lingers, along with associated symptoms. In chronic inflammation, your immune system is often unbal…