For many people, this time of year can mean Christmas party after family dinner after holiday brunch… Which can often mean lots of rich food, appetizers and sweet treats. Not to mention the booze!
Candida is a bacteria that everyone has in their intestines, though it’s problematic when there is too much of it: an overgrowth. Candida feeds on sugar, which includes alcohol & grain products in addition to the sweet stuff.
Perhaps you’ve heard the term before, but you’re confused about what it means. Maybe you imagine a bloated belly dripping fluid unbeknownst to the individual? Here’s a Leaky Gut 101!
The word ‘disease’ comes with a cart full of baggage. Everyone has a slightly different association paired with the word: death, suffering, preventability… When breaking down the word one is simply faced with ‘dis-ease’: the body is not at ease, it is in a state of dis-ease.
Not only in Prince George has it been scorching hot this past few weeks. Record breaking temperatures were set in the US over the long weekend, and we’re just getting into the hottest summer months now. Dehydration & heat exhaustion are no laughing matter, but fortunately there are lots of things that can be done to keep the body both cool & hydrated.
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional shortfall globally. While there are several types of anemia, a low hemoglobin level or a low concentration of red blood cells within the blood which carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body is often the case in those diagnosed (iron deficiency anemia).
While the body naturally detoxifies itself in the spring, there are a lot of kits, programs & diets out there to help get rid of the residual cobwebs leftover from the winter ‘hibernation’. How to navigate them depends heavily on what sort of an effect you would like it to have on your body.
For many couples, difficulty getting pregnant is often preceded by years of outside influence telling a woman’s body not to get pregnant. Our systems are easily confused by the myriad of conflicting signals they take in from our environment, let alone the things we deliberately expose ourselves to.
The coffee drinking isn’t always the habit, sometimes it’s the setting, the surrounding people, the occasion? Breaking the habit of drinking something hot out of a mug can be more difficult than the wretched grasp the caffeine has on your body.
The number of food products catering to those watching out for allergens has skyrocketed in the grocery stores in the last few years. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you. Surely you’ve seen the stickers and claims on half the boxes lining the shelves. It’s not just “low fat!” or “50% less salt!” anymore.