Are we eating our way to TROUBLE??

Did you know that what you're feeding your child may be interfering with their learning and focus capabilities?   That's right, FOODS causing havoc in their body!!

"Healthy eating" is a very poorly defined term.  What "healthy eating" means to one person may mean something very different to another. For the most part, we know what foods are healthy vs unhealthy.  We're taught that fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, eggs and lean proteins are good for us; which in fact they are. But what if we're missing potential underlying food sensitivities to foods that are still considered "healthy", but may be causing your child to have unstable moods or the inability to focus, learn, and retain informtation?

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Why is Fecal Microbiota Transplant not available in Canada?

I have been hearing this question more frequently lately, and there’s no doubt that is because there is much press on FMT and a range of conditions that seem to be benefiting from the treatment. Recent media such as http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/poop-pills-can-treat-c-difficile-calgary-doctor-says-1.1895079 are increasing the public awareness of the subject.

When I’m asked what alternatives there may be, I have one immediate thought. Colon hydrotherapy. If there is any way to give your gut as chance, it is to reduce the amount of imbalanced flora that may be there. Using the healing power of water to encourage a clean bowel can provide a better platform for probiotics and food-based bacteria to recolonize the GI tract.

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Understanding the importance of your Fecal Microbiome

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There is no doubt that one of the most interesting and growing new areas of medical interest involves the gut. More specifically, the gut flora. Long the overlooked unglamorous area of digestion, advances in technology have provided knowledge that is allowing the topic of gut flora to be analyzed and researched like never before. The ability to analyze the gut bacteria populations has allowed researchers to compare the gut flora of healthy and unhealthy groups and make some interesting conclusions. This research has created many headlines across the planet. The most popular has been related to obesity. In an article in the journal Nature, the balance between several microbes started a mass of research on the subject. In the years since, the ability to study the microbiome has evolved several generations (microbes do reproduce rapidly).

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Can't beat the summer HEAT?

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We all look forward to SUMMER months in January when there's heavy snowfall, and it's -30° outside.  Ugh!!  But let's get real for a second, shall we??  Is this weather a little TOO HOT for you? 

Most would agree that 30° in any city, surrounded by buildings and pavement is TOO dang hot!! I'm sure there's a few who are reading this, shaking their heads saying "STOP COMPLAINING"!  In reality, we are not accustomed to this kind of heat for long periods of time. After all, we are true Canadians; we may not like the cold but thats what we're use to.

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Laxatives vs Colon Hydrotherapy

Person sitting on toiletsmallWhy WE choose Colon Hydrotherapy vs Laxatives?

 

What happens when you don’t take the garbage out for a week? Confused

We've all seen it, we've all smelt it!!  It starts to STINK, BULGE, and eat away at the garbage bag!  Sounds gross doesn’t it?  It’s the same idea with your colon (large intestine). We ALL retain old fecal matter (poop), dead red blood cells, excess mucous, parasites, and yeast in our colon.  Whether we’re having 1 or 3 bowel movements a day, "garbage" can get trapped in there.  What goes in must come out and a lot of the time we don't see the balance of the two.  If you're only having one bowel movement a few times a week, imagine what you’re storing in there, what it’s doing to your gut lining and how it's effecting your health?

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