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Do you have a Leaky Gut?

Do you have a Leaky Gut?
February 26, 2018 01:25 PM

If you’ve been searching for the root of on-going health issues that just won’t go away, the kind where your doctor - and maybe even your second and third doctor - have tried everything in their arsenals but have come up with only prescriptions that ease symptoms but don’t solve the underlying problem, it’s easy to feel discouraged.   However, if you’ve been keeping up with some of our previous articles, you’ve started to realize just how important our digestive system and gut health are to...Read more

Heartburn Medications and their Harmful Side-Effects

Heartburn Medications and their Harmful Side-Effects
March 12, 2017 09:57 PM

Heartburn affects 5 million Canadians at least once a week. The most common class of drugs prescribed for heartburn is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI). PPIs block the production of acid in the stomach. Example of a PPI is omeprazole or Losec, Porlisec. PPIs were meant to prescribed for a short duration. Evidence shows that the short-term use of a PPI for reflux esophagitis, H. Pylori overgrowth or an active ulcer is effective. The stomach and its acid are a crutial part of a good digestive sys...Read more

How to Avoid a Hearing Aid

How to Avoid a Hearing Aid
October 08, 2016 05:24 PM

Age related hearing loss has been associated with low vitamin B12 and folic acid. In a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, they found that the lower the level of B12 and folic acid in the 55 women examined, the worse their hearing was. Sometimes it’s not sufficient to just take a B12 and folic acid supplement. Getting your levels in the blood tested as well as looking at how well you absorb these vitamins are very important. As we age, the amount of stomach acid produced dim...Read more