April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome month and if you are one of the 13-20% of Canadians who suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you understand just how dysfunctional this disorder can be! And unfortunately, only 40% of Canadians with IBS seek medical attention - that’s a lot of people trying to navigate this complicated disorder on their own. So hopefully this post will shed some light on what IBS is. And then next week we will talk about how to manage the symptoms of IBS through nutrition.Read More
Trillions of bacteria live inside your gut! There is actually so much bacteria living in there that we are more bacteria than human, as the number of bacteria exceeds the number of cells in the rest of your body by a factor of 10. With more and more research coming out regarding the benefits of a healthy gut flora, it is time to treat these friendly bacteria like the kings and queens they are! But before we dive into the how, let’s touch base on the why.Read More
Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder with symptoms that include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea...just think the alphabet of symptoms A, B, C &/or D! Unfortunately, as many as 13-20% of Canadians at any given time are affected by IBS and the lifetime risk for a Canadian to develop IBS is 30%! That’s a lot of people!