Blog 2018-01-01T11:23:24+00:00

Vitamin D for Baby Health

Baby health depends on the health of the mother not only during pregnancy, but also PRIOR to conception. These period is often called the "window of opportunity" for the mother to be in her best health as it has a huge impact on the baby's development for a healthy and happy child. One vital nutrient in the mum's health is vitamin D. Low vitamin D during prenatal stages is linked to childhood sickness including asthma, allergies, behavioural issues, autism, and issues with the metabolism. Surpri [...]

How to Manage Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) Naturally [Part 2 of 2]

AS, or Ankylosing Spondylitis is one type of arthritis that targets the spine or the vertebrae, fusing them together. On the first part of the series, the signs and symptoms, and the complications were discussed, along with what AS is. Please read part 1 if you haven't done so yet. What are the cause and risk factors? The exact cause hasn't been identified but it is known to be brought by environmental and genetic factors. Having the HLA-B27 gene increases the risk of getting AS or a different k [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Detoxification, Digestive Health, Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine|0 Comments

How to Manage Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) Naturally [Part 1 of 2]

Ankylosing Spondylitis, or AS, is one type of arthritis that targets the spine or the vertebrae, fusing them together. AS is almost as common as rheumatoid arthritis, and is more commonly seen in men, with 1/4 of patients with AS being women. It usually appears early around teenage or young adult years. Rarely does it appear in people over the age of 40. Unfortunately, it usually gets confused with other more common types of arthritis due to the symptoms developing rather slowly. The patient oft [...]

The Human Microbiome and Your Health

Do you have pain around the abdomen, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas or reflux? These are signs that the gut is not in its optimal condition and your bacteria blueprint or microbiome is out of balance. If you are experiencing any digestive symptoms, then best be aware that your gut might be crying for some help. The gut, or the gastrointestinal tract, is a long tube where food that was eaten is broken down into nutrients, to be better absorbed by the body. Good digestion, regular bowel mot [...]

Top 8 Health Goals to Start 2018

Ahh... It's that time again when all of us are making new year's resolutions, or updating our bucket lists. Some of us might make relationship or family goals top priority. Some might put travelling more this year as their top goal. Or starting a business. But I hear a lot of folks wanting to better their health, get fit, and lose weight. I have rounded up the top seven health goals to start the year right. Let's start with number 8... 8. Opt for natural foods When planning your meals, go for he [...]

Healthy Mums and Babies

When we hear the word "bacteria", we tend to picture in our minds millions and thousands of germs causing infection, illnesses, diseases, and for some of us, even death. And when it comes to our babies, our tendency is to try our best to keep these bacteria out of their tiny bodies. While it is true that some types of bacteria are the culprit in getting them sick, other types are very beneficial to babies, supporting healthy growth and function. Health From Mum to Baby The microorganisms that li [...]