Fermented Foods Are No Fad

by Shannon Smith Human body cells are beat out 10 to one by bacterial cells, with the average person housing 100 trillion bacterial cells in the gut and mouth and on the skin. These bacterial cells are also called microbes, and the enormous...

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The Second Brain: Gut Health and Mood

by JOY MCCARTHY Have you ever gotten “butterflies in your stomach,” or felt the need to “go with your gut?” Research is showing that these are more than just old sayings. Our gut is so much more than just a big long tube for digesting food and...

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Probiotic 101

              by Pamela Thiessen Did you know that probiotics outnumber our human cells 10:1? The term “probiotic” refers to living microorganisms (i.e. beneficial bacteria) that reside along our digestive tract...

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Balancing our body’s immune response

Inflammation is a hot topic. It is implicated in our most serious and debilitating ailments, from heart disease and diabetes to arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease. Make no mistake: acute inflammation is an important part of our healing response...

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The fuss with fermented foods

Fermenting food, like kefir, kimchee, kombucha and sauerkraut, is actually an ancient practice used by one-third of the world’s population, even if it seems like a relatively new phenomenon in North American, says Tristaca Curley, the B.C.-based...

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