Tag: digestion

This week's Feature Food: Lentils

This week i'm featuring one of my personal favourites: lentils ! Lentils are a delicious part of the legume family, and are very versatile when it comes to making meals. They are easy to prepare and very nutritious as well. Low in fat, but very high in protein (18g per serving), Iron and dietary fibre, lentils can help you feel full for longer, regulat ...

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Is your POOP normal?

Many people feel embarrassed talking about what comes out of their "you know what", but don't realize how important this information is, especially to a naturopathic doctor. This is our "bread and butter", if you will. Well this post is for those of you who are too scared to talk about it, so lets break it down. What comes out in our poop is a direct r ...

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This week's Feature Food: PUMPKIN!

SURPRISE! Who would have guessed that fall is my favourite season, and with that, comes PUMPKINS! I figured with thanksgiving and all things pumpkin, this weeks feature food would be none other than the pumpkin itself ! Pumpkin can be involved in many sweet treats for the holidays, but it actually has some great health benefits as well ! Not only c ...

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Dietary Fibre For MORE Than Just Digestion?

Fibre has always been known as that tasteless gunk, that keeps us regular. We drink it because our doctor says we should, but what if it could do so much more? So lets break it down. There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble. Soluble is responsible for bulking up your stool, slowing the digestion of food, and can help you feel fuller for longer. ...

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Gut Health & Neurological Disease

They say you are what you eat, and more research as of late has identified the importance of the gut microbiome and its relationship to the development of some neurological diseases! What we eat can have a major impact not only on our digestive system, but also on our mood and the development of many autoimmune disorders as well. Our microbiome consists o ...

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Why I LOVE castor oil!

The castor oil bean comes from a plant, and the bean itself is poisonous because of a protein in it. However, the oil extracted from this bean is NOT and can be extremely beneficial to your health in many ways! Castor Oil  can be used for a variety of issues--- mostly used EXTERNALLY on the skin ( internal use is rare, but can act as a stimulating laxati ...

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