6 Main Causes of Gut Health Problems

6 Causes of Poor Gut Health

Candida, IBS, and digestion problems are just the tip of the iceberg… Gut health problems occur when unwanted bad bacteria overpower the good bacteria in the gut. The bad bacteria take over the gut by means of an overgrowth. Thus an imbalance is created between good and bad bacteria in the gut. But what causes…

4 Common Causes of Slow Digestion

4 Common Causes of Digestive Problems

The only thing worse than slow digestion is no digestion. When the digestive system isn’t working as it should, it offers up some noticeable symptoms.  These symptoms include things like belly aches, clothes feeling tighter, and a lack of bowel movement. In most cases, slow digestion blows over within a few days, but if this…

Candida and Weight Loss

Candida and Weight Loss

Being overweight and having diabetes make you more susceptible to a candida overgrowth. Candida albicans is yeast-like bacteria that live in your digestive system. Candida thrive on sugar – the more simple carbohydrates in your diet, the more likely it is that you may have a candida overgrowth, which can cause different types of yeast…

Managing Digestion & Your Weight

Managing Digestion & Your Weight

We are often so caught up in all kinds of diet fads that we tend to neglect the basics of how our bodies deal with weight loss. When we break it down to the core, we see that the way in which we digest food is one of the most important factors in how effectively…

Super Steps to Boost Digestive Health

Super Steps to Boost Digestive Health

Fight Constipation with fibre This one goes without saying, but fibre keeps you regular. Make sure to eat enough whole grains, apples, grapes, cherries, nuts and bell peppers. You should eat at least 20 grams of fibre each day. Chew Gum to Avoid Heartburn When you chew gum it helps stimulate the production of saliva,…

10 Digestion Myths and Their Facts

10 Digestion Myths and Their Facts

There are many myths surrounding digestion and digestive problems, but many times the opposite of these myths are actually true. Here are some of the most common cases: Gum Takes 7 Years to Digest Although gum is not actually digested in your stomach, it does not stick to your stomach walls for 7 years, but…

14 Simple Steps to Boost Digestive Health

14 Simple Steps to Boost Digestive Health

1. Fight Constipation with fiber This one goes without saying, but fiber keeps you regular. Make sure to eat enough whole grains, apples, grapes, cherries, nuts and bell peppers. You should eat at least 20 grams of fiber each day. 2. Chew Gum to Avoid Heartburn When you chew gum it helps stimulate the production…

Digestion, Autism & ADHD

Digestion, Autism & ADHD

“SURVEYS PUBLISHED IN THE GASTROENTEROLOGY LITERATURE HAVE STATED THAT GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS, SUCH AS CHRONIC CONSTIPATION OR DIARRHEA, OCCUR IN 46% TO 85% OF CHILDREN WITH ASDS.”  Journal of Pediatrics – Scott M. Myers, MD The digestive tract is the heart of the innate immune system.  The innate immune system is a barrier defence against microbes. …