Healing Foods: Turmeric

Healing Foods: Turmeric

Plants foods with their abundance of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients have the power to heal our bodies and keep us healthy. In this blog, we focus on one of the golden spices, turmeric, rich in the phytonutrient curcumin.

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Could Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth be the Cause of your Unexplained GI Symptoms?

Could Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth be the Cause of your Unexplained GI Symptoms?

Experts are often touting foods to increase and improve the microflora in our intestines. But while we want to ensure we have adequate colonies of ‘good’ bacteria in the large intestine (colon), when it comes to the small intestine, bacteria are not so welcome. If you experience regular unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms, it may be wise to ask your doctor or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to test you for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

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Prebiotics: Are These Foods the Answer to Improved Gut Health?

Prebiotics: Are These Foods the Answer to Improved Gut Health?

Prebiotics are not a new concept, but they are only now starting to get some time in the spotlight. Until recently, it was always probiotics that were given center stage. However, people are starting to realize just how important prebiotics are to intestinal health. So what is the difference between the two, and are prebiotics really the answer to improved gut health?

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