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3 main causes of vacation stomach problems

by Krista Halton, on 23 April 2015, Digestion
vacation stomach problems

Don’t let your stomach ruin your vacation!

According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, there are 20 million Canadians who suffer from some form of digestive disorder – that’s two out of every three people.1  Whether you’re a chronic or situational sufferer, your worst travel nightmare is having a well-earned vacation ruined by an unreliable gut.

An estimated 10 million international travelers get traveler’s diarrhea each year.2 But that doesn’t mean you need to let a bad case of constipation, gas, heartburn or Tourista get your gut in a twist. A bit of planning before your trip and safe practices during will ensure you spend more time relaxing and less time in the bathroom.

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Spring Cleaning!

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 March 2015, Digestion, Healthy Living
spring cleaning

You’ve heard it all before. Pop stars do it, soap stars do it. Cleanse, detox, purify: the mantra of the New Millennium!

Who wants to live on organic kiwi juice and raw carrots for six weeks?

Who has time to blend their essential oils before meditating for an hour, then practicing their feng shui to prepare them for a breakfast of lightly toasted morning mist? The problem with many health regimes is that they require an amount of time and energy available maybe to Nepalese Hermits but not to the ordinary wage earner or homemaker. Continue reading >

15 signs of sluggish liver function

by Sonia Chartier, on 3 March 2015, Digestion
sluggish liver

It’s not always what you think!

Do you ever wake up around 2 am for no reason?  Or are you ever moody and feeling like your skin is dry and irritated?  Does your big right toe ever bother you?  If so, it may be your liver talking to you; there is a multitude of seemingly unrelated symptoms that are all linked to a sluggish liver.

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The Health Benefits of Slow Food

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 February 2015, Digestion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
slow food

Have you heard of the ‘Slow Food’ movement? It is dedicated to getting people to take their lives and their food slowly, eating locally produced crops, spending time on food preparation and forgetting the fast food restaurant and ready made dinner scenario that so many people run with these rushed and hectic days.

If it becomes the new way of life, this movement could seriously affect the business of nutritionists and other health practitioners, not to mention putting several drug companies out of business. Continue reading >

Detox: Operation Big Cleanse!

by Sonia Chartier, on 12 January 2015, Digestion, Healthy Living
clean up

Detox! Full of zeal and vim, you intend to clean up your act, banish the seasonal bulges, and get started on a new and virtuous regime of vigorous health.

But how? What’s the best way to achieve this laudable aim?

There are so many possible regimens, it becomes a mite confusing. Here’s a simple program that you can follow with ease, enjoying better health without too much pain or too many adverse effects.

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