Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS as it’s commonly called, may not be the most exciting topic to read about. But for the 5 million Canadians who suffer from it, learning about breakthroughs in treatment is definitely news worth reading. Medical research has made the connection now between IBS and the microbiome, the immune system and the nervous system.
There are an estimated 84,000 different chemicals in our environment and 700 new ones are released every year. The majority of these have never been tested for safety. Chemicals that are tested are done in isolation, yet in the real world are bodies are bombarded by hundreds of chemicals and it is the total toxic burden that overwhelms
While twelve-year-old boys may revel in the sound of their own gas, those plagued by excess gas will find that it is nothing to laugh about. Excessive burping, bloating and flatulence bring distress and discomfort to more people than would like to admit it. Despite the significant problem gas can cause, patients are often told something to the
We all have trillions of bacteria, yeasts and fungi in our bodies, particularly in our intestines. The mix of these microbes makes up our microbiome. New research shows that this microbiome may have more to do with your weight than what you eat. Farmers around the world have long known that feeding antibiotics to chicken and cows fattens
Every week people arrive at the clinic wondering if their thyroid is okay. They’ve often had their conventional doctor check their thyroid, and are told that everything is fine. However, they aren’t convinced. They feel tired, cold, achy, gain weight easily, have headaches, depression and more symptoms that seem to reflect low thyroid function. As a naturopathic physician,
Have you ever had a ”gut wrenching experience?” Have you felt butterflies in your stomach, or had a “gut feeling?” We all have experienced the influence that our thoughts and feelings can have on our stomach, but research is now showing that our guts can influence our mood, behaviour and thinking more that we had previously realized. The