digestion

Heal Your Gut for Good!

An interview with Amanda Santalucia, RHN Do you feel bloated, heavy or sluggish after eating? Do you have low energy, yet trouble sleeping? Having frequent cravings and trouble losing stubborn weight? I recently spoke with nutritionist Amanda Santalucia about how all...
Probiotics for Gut, Brain & Immunity

Probiotics for Gut, Brain & Immunity

An interview with digestive health expert Dr. Sara Celik By Jason Sebeslav Dr. Sara Celik, ND, HMC, BHSc is a Naturopathic Doctor and Homeopathic Master Clinician with over 15 years of experience. With her extensive clinical and educational background, she is a...

Stress & Mental Health – It’s not all in your head!

Stress & Mental Health – It’s not all in your head!

An interview with Dr. Karen Jensen, ND By Jason Sebeslav, Owner, The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Dr. Jensen received her degree in naturopathic medicine in 1988. She is a well-known lecturer, has written extensively for health magazines and is author of six...

5 Simple Food Combining Tips for Good Digestion

5 Simple Food Combining Tips for Good Digestion

by Dominique Vanier, BScH, MEnvSc, ND (cand) With the holidays quickly approaching, so too are many nights of hearty meals, good wine, and great company. Eating large meals with heavy foods, however, may cause some indigestion, especially for those of us who have...

Probiotics: Planting the seeds for a healthy gut

Probiotics: Planting the seeds for a healthy gut

An Interview with Caroline Farquhar, RHN by Jason Sebeslav, Owner The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Caroline Farquhar, RHN, BA is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist specializing in digestive care and cleansing. She educates audiences through seminars, TV and radio...

Get Rid of Bean Gas

Get Rid of Bean Gas

Guest post by by Sonia Chartier, with Dominique Vanier It has happened to all of us: that moment when you feel the onset of gas, and the security of your own washroom is nowhere in sight. You scour your mind on what you ate for lunch. You ask yourself, “Could it have...

Ease gas and bloating with enzymes

When we understand the important role of digestive enzymes in the body, we know why some experts have changed “You are what you eat” to “You are what you absorb”! When the body cannot properly use the food its given, it doesn’t matter how good the diet is — it still...

Artichoke leaf aids digestion, IBS

Two recent studies from the University of Reading in England found that artichoke leaf extract (ALE) could significantly benefit both mild dyspepsia (indigestion) and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The first study investigated the effects of low-dose ALE...

The Kefir Connection: Fermented milk products aid lactose intolerance

For lactose intolerant adults, drinking a fermented milk called kefir either eliminated or drastically reduced symptoms related to lactose intolerance. Researchers think that microbes in this ancient fermented milk product possess the enzyme that is necessary to...

Easing Irritable Bowel Naturally

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the gastrointestinal tract — at least one in five North Americans suffers from it. IBS may be brought on by food intolerance, excessive stress or a sensitive colon, and may result in frequent bouts of...