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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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Natural options to treat stomach ulcer

by Sonia Chartier, on 1 February 2016, Digestion
stomach ulcer

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Peptic ulcer disease (commonly referring to as stomach ulcers) can be excruciatingly discomforting and painful. It affects mostly those between the ages of 25 and 64, and it is usually associated with infection, use of over-the-counter pain medication, alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking.

Diagnosis is usually made based on symptom presentation. Conventional treatment can be very effectively, but there are some gaps that may be addressed the natural way…

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“Normal” nausea or PMS?

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 December 2015, Digestion, Women's Health

Although rather rare, nausea is a very real and possible symptom of PMS. And no, it’s not because you gave into your junk food cravings despite your best intentions.

If, a few days before your period, nausea destroys your sense of enjoyment or makes you grumpier than you already are, then this article is for you.

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