What to Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome

As a naturopath, I was always taught that “all disease begins in the gut.” So, it’s no surprise that research now shows how leaky gut syndrome is connected to many health conditions. A leaky gut means you are dealing with “intestinal hyperpermeability.” It’s when the tight junctions that seal the intestinal mucus membranes together are destroyed […]

The Skinny on Fatty Foods and Breast Cancer

Fat intake and breast cancer has been an ongoing hot button issue full of conflicting research, strong opinions and controversy.  Part of the “flip-flopping” surrounding expert dietary recommendations regarding fats and breast cancer stem from the fact that the nutrition science and research on this subject is evolving.  Early studies looking at population data suggested […]

Fighting A Cold Season With Food

We all know the decrease in temperature brings an increase in the common cold. But contrary to popular belief, chicken soup isn’t the only natural remedy. There are plenty of delicious immunity-boosting foods that can help you feel better in no time! Citrus Fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines are packed with Vitamin C. Eat […]