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Digestion

Stop sticking your head in the sand…and seriously think if you still need this medication!

PPI’s or Proton Pump Inhibitors are a class of medications that work to stop the production of acid in the stomach.  In 2016, there were over 33 million PPI prescriptions dispensed in Canada … wow that’s a boat load.   There is no denying that when prescribed under the right circumstance they can be helpful for …

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Paleo Diet 101

You may have heard of the “paleo” diet. It was the world’s most popular diet in 2013. But what is it? Is it a fad? Is it right for you? Scientist and “Paleo Mom” Sarah Ballentyne, Ph.D. defines it as: “The Paleo diet is a nutrient-dense whole foods diet based on eating a variety of …

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The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it! Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.” There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it’s no wonder …

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