October 29 2020
Candida is a term used to refer to an overgrowth of yeast in the body. Having the presence of candida in our system is not necessarily a bad thing, however, having too much can cause digestive upset, bloating, fatigue and poor immunity. This is known as candidiasis and can affect areas such as the gut, genitals, skin, throat and mouth. There are more than 20 different types of candida that can cause an infection, but the most common is candida albicans, or C. albicans. Some less common forms of candida which are becoming more prevalent include Candida glabrata and Candida rugosa.
October 1 2020
Vegans are vegans for different reasons, whether it’s a choice based on health, personal preference, animal rights or because it’s environmentally more ethical. Whatever your reasons for going vegan, it is important to appropriately plan your diet.
September 24 2020
Veganism is perhaps one of the most controversial diets out there. For some, being vegan is the new black. It’s more than just a diet for them; it’s a lifestyle and they embrace It wholeheartedly. They say that going vegan is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet. Others however, say it is simply not sustainable and leads to deficiencies of many nutrients. Although many claim to be vegan, it is still a diet that is scorned and misunderstood by many.
June 11 2020
You would have heard the phrase “you are what you eat” and there’s no denying its truth. However, the phrase “you are what you do” also rings true. And no, I’m not talking about your career. I’m talking about the physical activity you do on a regular basis. Having a healthy gut is so much more than just what you are eating or not eating, it’s a whole way of living that moulds and shapes your microbiome.
March 19 2020
In order to heal from any ailment, we must begin by soothing inflammation and restoring balance in our gut.
To do so, we must identify the foods that are fueling inflammation and disturbing balance. This is where the elimination diet comes in.
March 12 2020
Candida albicans is one of the fungi that live within us. There’s nothing innately wrong with Candida – at least in its correct amount. Our good bacteria normally keeps candida in check and balance.
However, if our good bacterias are gone because of antibiotics then they naturally grow over, creating a whole host of issues. A Candida overgrowth causes digestive upset, extreme bloating and weakens our immune system.
March 5 2020
Veganism is a huge and growing international trend, and for good reason. Plant-based diets offer serious benefits to adherents: like reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, improved weight management and protection from Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline.
February 27 2020
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that in recent years more and more people have been adopting a vegan lifestyle. Perhaps you, or someone in your family, are discovering the joys and benefits of eliminating or reducing animal products in your diet. Surely you’ve noticed the explosion of vegan products at grocery stores and you’re probably noticing more and more plant-based meals at restaurants and even fast food outlets.
February 6 2020
Whether you suffer from vague and generalized conditions like chronic pain, chronic fatigue and depression or are battling a life-threatening illness like cancer, diabetes or autoimmune disease, if you doubt that your doctor can help you at all, you’re not alone.