With summer weather in full gear, staying hydrated is even more crucial than normal, especially for those with digestive concerns. Why Is Water Important? Water is an essential nutrient, meaning that it is required in amounts that exceed the body’s ability to produce … [Read more...] about How Does Hydration Impact Gut Health?
Anti-Inflammatory Diet Recommendations One of my favourite topics...anti-inflammatory diets! I incorporate an anti-inflammatory approach with many of my clients to help combat the low level inflammation that is associated with many chronic diseases. However, I see a ton of … [Read more...] about Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Recommended Foods and Foods to Limit
Kimchi is a traditional Korean fermented vegetable dish. Its gained popularity recently due to interest in fermented foods containing probiotic bacteria. Kimchi usually contains cabbage and is made from lacto-fermentation – the same process that creates dill pickles and … [Read more...] about Kimchi: What Is It and Should You Be Eating It?
Fiber is the primary source of fuel for our gut bacteria. Human cells cannot digest dietary fiber, its sole purpose is to feed gut bacteria. Fiber increases the diversity and abundance of the gut microbiota. When fiber is fermented by gut bacteria it results in the production … [Read more...] about Fiber: Types of Fiber, Requirements and Supplementation