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    Pre and Probiotics

    Probiotics are live microorganisms that you ingest to increase the diversity of your microbiome. They can help keep you strong, healthy. Prebiotics are food for probiotics.  This video will teach you the benefits of pre and probiotics, explain how to select, ingest and store them, and help you understand what you need to be aware of when purchasing these non-regulated ingestibles.

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    Your Microbiome Impacts Your Overall Health

    Scientists are learning more and more about the microbiome every day. Soon we believe we will know how your microbiome can help PREDICT potential disease, PROTECT you from developing disease; and, even be PRESCRIBED to treat disease so you recover more quickly from illness. 

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    Introducing The Human Gut Microbiome

    Your body plays host to trillions of microscopic visitors that make up your unique microbiome fingerprint. A troup of bacterial superheroes living in your gut works very hard to help keep you healthy, strong and resilient. Watch the first segment of our 4-part  series on the human gut microbiome and learn more about the superheros that live within you. 

    CDHF would like to express its congratulations to Dr. Maria Cino and the future leaders in gastroenterology who were on the winning team of the 2014 CDHF RISE from the Snake Pit Challenge. This group collaborated to create a social media piece on "The Importance of Understanding the Microbiome" and included: Ali Alali, Siwar Alashir, Mona Alasmi, Raed Al-Dabbagh, Rowena Almeida, Majid Alsahafi, Mher Barbarian, Barbara Bielawska, Callum Dargavel, Alexandra Frolkis, Ravjeer Hundal, Mindy Lam, Josie Libertucci, Quais Mujawar, Yasmin Nasser, Erin Rayner-Hartley, Yousef Reda, Amy Sharaf, Tushar Shukla, Sundeep Singh, Patrick Thornley, Deenaz Zaidi. 

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    Understanding and Harnessing the Power of Probiotics

    There is much buzz out there about probiotics these days. These friendly bacteria can be used to prevent and treat disease -- particularly in our gut. Probiotics stimulate the immune system and displace harmful bacteria that might otherwise cause disease. Specific digestive benefits of probiotics can include: reducing the severity and duration of diarrhea, treating constipation, improving the symptoms of, preventing ulcerative colitis from relapsing, counteracting lactose intolerance and more.

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    Understanding Probiotics

    Probiotics are friendly microbes that help us digest food, maintain health and fight disease. Scientific research in probiotics has exploded in the past 20 years and is showing that these friendly microbes can be used to prevent and treat disease – particularly in our gut.

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    Probiotics: Shop Smart

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Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health