Sugar, Candida, Biofilms – What?

What are Candida Biofilms?

Have you ever taken an antibiotic for a urinary tract infection, acne, bacterial infection or some other reason? Did you know that just by taking one antibiotic in your lifetime, you can disrupt the balance of your gut flora? There is now research that connects the relationship of our gut flora with our mental health.

Are we sure about Ensure?

Are we sure about Ensure?

Ensure claims to be the #1 Doctor recommended nutritious drink, with its label stating it allows for a ‘complete, balanced nutrition to help stay healthy, active and energetic.’ But is this really the case? Ensure Clear provides 180 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 17 essential vitamins and minerals per serving.

Healthy Happy Hallowe’en – have you met the “switch witch”

For the last few years, our son has been quite sick in early November – and I wrote about that in a recent blog post. I have been suspicious that the increase in sugar consumption following Hallowe’en was the culprit. Sugar depresses the immune system and results in a perfect terrain for those nasty “bugs”

Surviving the Holidays

Ways to avoid the holiday bulge by Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND

 It is that time of year again – where we throw caution to the wind with our diet and tend to overindulge in sugar-laden food and maybe a little too much wine. Do you notice that you are more susceptible to catching a cold or flu during the holidays,

Peak Your Running Performance

*Featured in Healthy Directions, June/July 2012. As an Ironman triathlete and marathon runner, I understand the importance of fuelling my body to achieve maximum performance on race day and through many months of training. In addition to ensuring adequate sleep, proper hydration and lowering stress in my life, nutrition also plays a critical role in my sports performance.

The Sugar Roller Coaster

Do you find that you can’t get through the day without that sugary snack? You may be one of many people who are
“addicted” to sugar. Signs of sugar addiction include irritability, headaches, mood swings and insomnia. Sugar addiction
is, in part, a by-product of sugar’s purity – the body is not suited to accommodate this level of refinement.

Naturopathic Guidelines for Depression & Anxiety

Statistics report that 1 in 4 people experience depression or anxiety in their lifetime. The good news is that it is a very
treatable condition. The naturopathic approach to depression and anxiety focuses on identifying and treating the cause
using a combination of dietary, lifestyle and herbal/supplement recommendations, as well as cognitive-behavioural
therapy.

7 steps to Eating a Healthy Diet by Dr. Chris

Diet is the foundation of health! You are what you eat, what you absorb and what you don’t excrete. Profitability drives our society and it, not your nutritional health, is the key motivating force behind the food industry.

How Sugar Affects Your Health

After Halloween and Thanksgiving, do you find that you can’t get through the day without a sugary snack? You may be one of many people who are “addicted” to sugar. Signs of sugar addiction include irritability, frequent colds/flus, headaches, mood swings and insomnia. Sugar addiction is, in part, a by-product of sugar’s purity – the body is not suited to accommodate this level of refinement.

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