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Is there a link between food and dreams?

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Digestion, Stress and sleep

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

This is a very interesting and intriguing question.

We know that certain foods can affect our mood, alertness, quality of sleep (e.g. caffeine or sugar), and that the nutritional value of food directly impacts our health (e.g. macronutrients, vitamins and minerals)…

So why wouldn’t food affect our dreams?

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5 common triggers of stomach pain

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 September 2016, Digestion
stomach pain

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Abdominal pain, often referred to as stomach pain, can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions. These conditions could be as harmless as indigestion or too much gas, to moderate like heartburn, to serious like appendicitis.

This article will briefly touch on five common triggers of sudden abdominal pain and what can be done to tend to it.

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Amazing facts about gut-brain connection

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 August 2016, Digestion

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

The brain-gut connection is one of my favourite topics.

It is a perhaps the epitome of how everything in the body is related and how our external environment affects the internal state—yes, even though your gut is inside your body, the inner section of the gut is actually part of the outside world!

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Brain allergies – do they exist?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 August 2016, Allergies, Digestion
brain allergies

Allergies are a common condition experienced by a large percentage of the Canadian population.

Allergies typically result in a runny nose, scratchy throat, and itchy watery eyes and can be a response to a variety of stimuli, such as environmental and food-mediated causes.

But what about an allergy occurring in the brain?

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Do you suffer from “ liver migraine ”?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 July 2016, Digestion

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Ever wonder if there is a connection between migraines and liver health? Unless you’re an avid reader of traditional Chinese medicine you probably did not think the two would be connected somehow.

There is some good evidence to suggest that migraines can, in fact, be associated with your liver and its health status—particularly, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which arises from chronic consumption of excess sugars in a typical North American diet…

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