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Amazing facts about gut-brain connection

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 August 2016, Digestion
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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
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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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Lactic acid:  Good for your gut but not for your muscles?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 July 2015, Digestion, Muscle and joint
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co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Lactic acid is a normal byproduct of muscle metabolism, but it can irritate muscles and cause discomfort and soreness.

On the other hand, lactic acid is good for your gut…how come?

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The Health Benefits of Slow Food

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

Healthy Living: Your Road Map to Optimal Health

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 April 2014, Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Healthy living. Isn’t that just what you are doing? Or at least hoping that’s what you are doing? What is healthy living exactly? It is not an easy question, yet the answer lies in one word: balance.

Balance is key for your weight and fitness, your digestion, your sleep pattern, your stress level…and it’s not boring! You will find that by living a healthy, balanced lifestyle, you will actually have more time for your favorite hobby or to spend with your family. Continue reading >