Displaying items by tag: digestive health

Monday June 23 2014

I talk about poop with essentially every new patient that walks in through my door.  A friend/colleague of mine shared the following link, and it's a great summary of what your poop can tell you about your current health.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

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Monday June 16 2014

A very important part of my "information gathering" process with each new patient is to determine what their digestive health is like: What is their diet like?  How often do they have a bowel movement?  Are there any weird colours?  Are there any food particles?  Do they experience gas and/or bloating?  There are so many questions to ask with respect to their digestion that helps to give me different clues that help me put pieces of the puzzle together for each patient.  The balance of good and bad bacteria is very important, and I often speak to patients regarding the importance of their diet and sometimes the need for probiotics.  However, I recently came across this article that I will have to do a bit more research into and may influence the gut bacteria discussion to include lifestyle changes as well.

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Monday, 23 September 2013 20:03

What is "Leaky Gut"?

Monday September 23 2013

I have recently been seeing a lot of digestive health patients who come in with very generalized complaints such as abdominal bloating and gas.  So, it's quite fitting that if you perhaps experience a great amount of digestive upset or discomfort, read Dr. Amy Myers' take on "leaky gut" and if it applies to you, find a great Naturopathic Doctor in your area and go in for a visit.  There could be a solution to your problems afterall!

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Monday December 26 2011

Danish researchers looked at 37,661 women who were hospitalized for endometriosis between 1977 to 2007.  During an average follow-up of 13 years, 228 women were diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 92 women were diagnosed with Crohn’s disease (CD) − this corresponds to a 50% and 60% increased risk, respectively, when compared to the general population.  Interestingly, this association is still apparently at 20 years after the diagnosis of endometriosis!

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