Understanding IBS-D

 IBS affects between 10 and 15 percent of people in the developed world, about one-third of whom have IBS with diarrhea as the primary symptom, commonly referred to IBS-D. In this empowering session, Dr. Steve Vanner reviewed the basics of IBS-D and answered the many questions of attendees.

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Understanding the Benefits and Risks of IBD Therapies

This empowering session reviewed the basics of IBD, outlined the benefits and risks of medications used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease and answered the many questions of attendees. Special thanks to Dr. Talat Bessissow for sharing his insights and expertise and to AbbVie Inc. for sponsoring our IBD Treatment Options WebSeminar.

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Meet Your Microbiome - Webseminar

Your body plays host to over 100 trillion visitors in an incredible ecosystem that lives in and on your body! This amazing community, comprised of a troop of hard-working, microscopic superheroes is called the human microbiome and it’s all yours! 

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Managing Chronic Constipation

Constipation is very common. 1 in 4 Canadians has symptoms of constipation. It can affect everyone from the young to the elderly. Join Dr. David Armstrong for an interesting, entertaining and educational hour that can help you identify if you are suffering from chronic constipation, understand the possible causes, and explore options for relief.

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Colon Cancer - Don't Die of Embarassment

Colon cancer is essentially preventable and yet thousands of Canadians die from it every year.  Dr. Michael Gould explains who is at risk of developing the disease and how it can be detected and stopped early.

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IBD - Achieving and Maintaining Remission

Inflammatory Bowel Disease can be debilitating.  Dr. Adam Weizman explains how you can maximize your quality of life with simple, straight forward strategies to reduce flares and maximize your time in remission.

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Your Microbiome - Good or Bad Gut Bacteria?

Listen to a fascinating presentation by CDHF President, Dr. Richard Fedorak who introduces you to the marvellous world of our gut microbiota. His easy presentation style will help you better understand what the human microbiome is and how it originates; how your microbiome affects your body; and, how you can alter your microbiome with probiotics and prebiotics (good bacteria) for better health.

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Celiac Disease

There is a lot of talk these days about gluten. Dr. Khush Jeejeebhoy is an expert and shares his insights on how to distinguish between disease and sensitivity and how this can affect your diet and health.

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Heartburn

CDHF Co-Founder and Vice-President Dr. Richard Hunt helps us better understand the reasons why we suffer from heartburn and GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and strategies and treatment options that can bring relief from these conditions. 

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IBD Protocols to Maximize Your Health

There is currently no cure for ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, both falling under the IBD banner, but the proper strategy for managing your disease can help you lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.  IBD Expert, Dr. Richard Fedorak helps you better understand your disease and treatment options, learn how to get the most from every one of your appointments and incorporate strategies that can help you maximize your health.   

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Therapy Options for Managing Ulcerative Colitis

IBD Specialist,  Dr. Pierre Paré,  helps you understand the disease, know the most common therapy options, highlight the benefits and risks of specific therapies, appreciate the risks of not using therapy and live positively with ulcerative colitis in this interesting and enlightening session.

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Living Positively with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

IBS is a common chronic digestive disorder that affects more than 5 million Canadians. Gastroenterologist, Dr. Stephen Vanner, helps you to better understand IBS: its symptoms, what IBS is not, factors that affect IBS, tests you may need to have, and how to manage your symptoms.

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Nutrition

Dr. Des Leddin will help you take control of your digestive health by explaining the building blocks of good nutrition; the role it plays in maintaining health and preventing disease; exploring how nutrition and obesity impact health; and, offering practical steps you can incorporate into your life to combat digestive disease and obesity.

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Living Positively with IBD

Collectively referred to as IBD, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease cause ulcerations of the intestines and are and life-changing. Join Dr. Richard Fedorak, and Mr. Jeff Sheckter, to learn about IBD, how it affects your body, treatment options, possible complications and how to work with your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and proper care so that you can live positively with IBD.

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Living Successfully with GERD

Indigestion, heartburn and acid regurgitation are all symptoms of GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD can be painful, debilitating and frightening. Learn from Dr. David Armstrong and a patient living with the disease how to take control of their GERD - and life - with confidence and optimism.

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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

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