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.
Chances are you’ve got this versatile pantry staple in your own kitchen. Chili? Soups? Casseroles? Curries? I’d wager there’s also a good chance that the cans those little red gems are housed in contain the endocrine disruptor BPA: Bisphenol-A.
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!
Don’t feel bad if you haven’t- you’re not alone! The original Squatty Potty toilet stool brings the knees up above the hips in order to relax the puborectalis muscle. This is the one that keeps things in while we’re going about our day to day tasks.
Innocent sounding ingredients on a label ‘perfume’, ‘parfum’ or ‘fragrance’, are really just the nicer sounding equivalent of ‘unlisted nasty chemicals’. Unlisted because they don’t have to be. The scent of a product is considered to be proprietary info.
You’ve probably heard it a million times. 15 years ago we were bombarded with ‘low-fat’ this & ‘diet’ that with the promise that eating less fat would help us lose weight. And then obesity became a national epidemic. Whoops.
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.
Summer often conjures up the images of bright: bright colors, bright smiles, bright sun… While many fresh fruits & veggies have a naturally vibrant hue to them, there are a whole lot of other “food-like items” whose attractive glow is deceptively dangerous.
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).