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Probiotics Use in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Introduction Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a multi-faceted gastrointestinal complication becoming increasingly prevalent in children and adults. IBS is an issue estimated to affect 10-15% of the global population (1). Furthermore, 20-40% of all gastrointestinal related doctor’s visits are due to IBS (1). Sufferers of this unpredictable and occasionally debilitating disorder are commonly given […]

Sugar: As Addictive as Drugs?

Introduction Sugar – a diverse, versatile and pleasurable substance. A recent New York Times article published in September 2016, revealed the dark truth about the sugar industries role in shaping dietary guidelines in the 1990s, by down-playing sugar’s role in obesity and disease and forcing the blame onto fat (1). By the late ‘90s, just […]

Mainstream Weight-loss Ineffective for Health & Lifestyle?

I’ve been hesitant to write this post, as I know many of my friends are dieting and/or embrace the weight-loss supplement trend. It’s never my goal to offend anyone, undermine someones success, or spark a nutritional war. But nutrition, health, lifestyle, and food are important to me, in fact it’s my life and this is […]

Gluten – As Told by a Baker & Aspiring Nutritionist

Gluten’s been getting a lot of hype in the health and nutrition world. Just about everyone knows someone who is “gluten intolerant” or avoids gluten in their diet for whatever reason. Research studying and supporting gluten intolerance, at this point, is a huge gray area. If someone where to ask me if I think gluten […]

Why you NEED to start Sprouting

I recently created a survey to help me gauge how people are accessing food and meals. Are they cooking at home, or eating out more often? To my surprise more people are eating meals at home and would rather eat meals at home. At the same time 35% of those same people wanted to eat […]

Orthorexia Nervosa, it Could be Ruining Your Happiness..

So we’ve all heard of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, the commonly known eating disorders that can be very life threatening to ones health. But have you ever heard of Orthorexia Nervosa? If not, I bet you’ll never guess what’s behind this “eating disorder,” and why its very controversial. Orthorexia is when one obsesses over eating healthy. […]