Prebiotics to Feed Your Gut Flora

PREbiotics? There‘s a lot of interest in PRObiotics and their benefits to our digestive system. See our previous blogs for an overview of probiotics. But what are Prebiotics, and how do they fit into the digestive picture? Let’s remind ourselves that Probiotics are live microorganisms, colonies of bacteria that live and work within our bodies. Read More...Read more

Pregnancy and hemorrhoids part 2

Do I need to see a doctor for my hemorrhoids? It is wise to have any signs of rectal bleeding checked by your physician, to rule out more serious issues. In most instances of pregnancy related hemorrhoids, the situation will dramatically improve after delivery. Topical treatments for hemorrhoids There are many different types of oral Read More...Read more

Pregnancy and hemorrhoids part 1

What are hemorrhoids and why particularly during pregnancy? Generally, hemorrhoids occur when a vein, or other vascular tissue, swells out of shape and develops a sac or bulb. Under normal circumstances, when a person has a bowel movement, additional blood flows to the rectum and colon to assist the muscular function in the area. If Read More...Read more

Normal bowel movement

Some people think that something is wrong with their plumbing unless they have a bowel movement every day.  Truth is, there is no standard definition of what is normal.  In fact, a normal pattern of evacuation can be as little as three times per week or as many as three times per day. What’s regular? Less Read More...Read more

Healthy Digestion – A Simple Recipe Part 3

The third and final ingredient in our recipe for healthy digestion, are probiotics.  The study of probiotics is fairly new.  Your professor in Biology 101,would define probiotics as a “live microbial feed supplement which beneficially affects the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance”…, translated into real talk, means to us that  probiotics are simply live microorganisms that Read More...Read more

Healthy Digestion – A Simple Recipe Part 2

The second ingredient in our recipe for healthy digestion, are enzymes. What are enzymes? Enzymes are chemically active proteins that enhance reactions between other substances. Whether in a chemistry laboratory, or within your body, that’s what enzymes do. Our bodies use enzymes for many things, including digestion. Enzymes produced as we chew Digestive enzymes are Read More...Read more

Healthy Digestion – A Simple Recipe Part 1

The main ingredient in our recipe for healthy digestion, is fibre. Fibre, or roughage, is plant materials that our bodies are actually not able to digest. Because we don’t digest the fibre, as it passes through our gastro-intestinal system it sweeps along a lot of unwanted matter with it. Two types of fibre There are Read More...Read more