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Our digestive system is at work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week converting the foods we eat into energy to fuel our bodies and minds, fight illness and infection, and help use grow and repair injury. You may be able to improve your tummy troubles by making a few simple changes to what you eat, how you eat, how you relax and what kind of exercise you enjoy.

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What To Do if you Suspect your Baby has Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA) will focus on food protein-induced allergic proctocolitis: FPIAP. Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) […]

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What are Hemorrhoids? Was written by: Simon Spichak, M.Sc, Aug 2022 Hemorrhoids develop when the cluster of veins in the rectum or anus swell and stretch. […]

Frequently asked Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA) Questions – Food protein-induced allergic proctocolitis: FPIAP If you have read our other Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA) articles, you may […]

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IBS affects an estimated 18% of Canadians, and more women suffer from IBS than men. Common approaches to managing IBS symptoms involve attempts to follow a […]

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Is Occasional Constipation Normal? Was written by: Simon Spichak, M.Sc, Aug 2022 It is one of those days again. You’ve felt a persistent abdominal pain the […]

Managing Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA) In Breast-Fed and Formula-Fed Babies – Food protein-induced allergic proctocolitis: FPIAP Cow’s milk allergy (CMA) is an allergic reaction to one […]

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Toppers Pizza is Canada’s first pizza chain to offer lactose-free cheese on its pies at all 37 of its locations. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation welcomed […]

Top IBS Questions: Answered!

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1. Q: What is IBS?  A: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder affecting the intestine. IBS involves problems with motility (movement of digested food through […]

Unless otherwise indicated, the information in this article is from our CDHF Talks with pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Lara Hart here. For more information on Cow’s Milk […]

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If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you know that when your symptoms flare up, they can be incapacitating. Getting ready for work in the morning […]

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It’s that time of year again. You’re sick of the snow and ready to escape to a beach somewhere near the equator!  If you’re anything like […]

This presentation, by Amy Chow, RD was done at CDHF’s #TrendingNow: Putting the Biggest Gut Health Trends under the Microscope November-January 2022. Learning Objectives: To understand the […]

This presentation, by Andrea Hardy, RD and Kristina Campbell, M.Sc was done at CDHF’s #TrendingNow: Putting the Biggest Gut Health Trends under the Microscope November-January 2022. In […]

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Are you interested in your digestive health? Or perhaps you are looking to relieve symptoms from digestive issues by getting the fundamentals right. In collaboration with […]

Symptoms of IBS

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IBgard is a CDHF Certified Product  You may have heard us talk about IBgard – a CDHF certified product that we have featured in one of our blog posts, or seen them with us […]

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) […]

Stress can negatively affect your body in many ways. This is even more true if you suffer from GI disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  […]

What is IBS-M? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gut disorder that affects the lower portion of the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the small and large […]

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Four ways to prevent constipation during summer travel was written by: Simon Spichak, M.Sc, June 2022 Imagine going on the vacation of your dreams. A new […]

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People who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) often struggle with debilitating symptoms that seriously affect their ability to work and maintain a productive lifestyle. The […]

This presentation, titled Microbes, Motility and More: How do I know if my Poop is Normal? features Kristina Campbell MSc and many special guests. This presentation […]

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Alcohol is a known gut irritant, as it can affect intestinal motility, intestinal absorption, and permeability. (3) Alcohol also contains FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and […]

What is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a malignant growth of the lower intestine – this is the organ responsible for the removal of water […]

More of a visual learner? View the Infographic Imagine having to treat a food that’s perfectly harmless and even healthy for most people as if it […]

In this recorded version of our live webinar, Dr. Christopher N. Andrews, MD, MSc, FRCPC, AGAF, Clinical Professor, Gastroenterology and Dr. Maitreyi Raman, MD, MSc, FRPC, […]

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More of a visual learner? Click here for the infographic. Celiac disease vs non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), what’s the difference? For most people, foods containing wheat […]

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This presentation, by Kristy Du, Ph.D was done at CDHF’s #TrendingNow: Putting the Biggest Gut Health Trends under the Microscope November-January 2022. Learning Objectives: Are oats […]

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What is the Difference and How Does Diet Play a Role? In Canada, it is estimated that nearly 1% of the population (or 1 in 114 […]

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How to Improve Appetite in Seniors was written by Rosanna Lee, RD | May 2022 Approximately 1 in 3 seniors in Canada has difficulty meeting nutritional […]

Nutrition tips for aging well was written by Rosanna Lee, RD | May 2022 As you get older, food may not seem like a top priority […]

This presentation by Sandra Saville, RD was done at CDHF’s #TrendingNow: Putting the Biggest Gut Health Trends under the Microscope event that took place virtually from […]

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A healthier gut, truly means a healthier you. Did you know that your digestive tract is home to trillions of bacteria, collectively called your gut microbiota, […]

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*Important: This is personal journey story piece. This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There […]

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This presentation by Andrea Hardy, RD was done at CDHF’s #TrendingNow: Putting the Biggest Gut Health Trends under the Microscope event that took place virtually from […]

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This presentation was done at CDHF’s #TrendingNow: Putting the Biggest Gut Health Trends under the Microscope November-January 2022 by Dr. James C Gregor, Gastroenterologist Professor of Medicine […]

April 21, 2022 | Author: Kristina Campbell, MSc Dysbiosis is a useful concept but only has medical relevance when linked to a health outcome. Living in […]

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March 17, 2022. *Important: “My Experience with IBS-C as a Registered Dietitian” is an opinion piece written by Robyn Barefoot, RD, MSc. This information should not be […]

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We’ve been hearing more and more about microbiota these days. A number of scientific studies have recently sought to assess the microbiota’s characteristics, its benefits to […]

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If you are someone who consistently experiences unpleasant symptoms such as bloating or abdominal pain a few hours after eating a specific type of food, you […]

Research shows that the gut plays an even more complex and pivotal role in our overall health than we previously assumed. Beyond digestion, the gut has […]

Lactose intolerance is an impaired ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products. If you have recently been diagnosed as lactose […]

H. Pylori

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H. pylori stool antigen test: A non-invasive test for diagnosing H.pylori infection What is H. Pylori? H. Pylori (Helicobacter pylori) is a bacteria that can bring […]

H. Pylori

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Fecal Calprotectin Test: A biomarker of intestinal inflammation Your stool has a story to tell – good or bad – about what’s happening in your body. […]

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Fecal Elastase – aid in diagnosing exocrine pancreatic insufficiency Elastase is an enzyme made by special tissue in the pancreas, which is an organ in your […]

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CDHF Talks: Stool Tests for GI Disorders. There are numerous stool tests that doctors use in the assessment and diagnosis of digestive conditions. They are used […]

gut health and food costs

As many of you may have noticed, food prices have risen steadily over the last while, largely due to labour shortages and supply chain disruptions. Despite […]

Gut issues and COVID-19: Woman holds stomach in pain.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a few symptoms that have become synonymous with having COVID-19, including fever, cough, and fatigue. Additionally, a […]

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TRULANCE® (plecanatide tablets) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation in Adults Is now Available to Canadians to Help Meet Treatment Gap that leaves 70 Per cent […]

Did you know your mind and gut are connected? Having “butterflies” in your stomach when you are nervous or having an upset stomach when you are […]

Gas, bloating, heartburn (or reflux), constipation, and diarrhea are common digestive troubles that we many of us experience from time to time. Especially around the holidays […]

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Written By Dr. Maitreyi Raman, MD, MSc, FRCPC – November 2021 Your thoughts affect your feelings, how your body feels, and your behaviour. Across all situations […]

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CDHF’s myIBS app is a symptom & health diary app for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). myIBS App is a free, easy-to-use, comprehensive tracking app […]

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CDHF’s Third Annual Gaming for Gastroparesis Charity Stream Marathon was a smashing success! What a wonderful day it was – full of fun, excitement, and support […]

CDHF provides science-based, consumer friendly content for healthcare professionals, their patients and the public, about digestive conditions and gut health, to help those manage these digestive […]

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If you have IBS, and have been told that following a low FODMAP diet can potentially help manage your symptoms, you may have taken one look […]

By getting enough prebiotics in our diet, we can improve the number and variety of good bacteria in our gut, supporting better overall gut health.  Aside […]

There’s lots of talk about probiotics these days and their role in digestive health and disease. While probiotics and prebiotics sound similar, they are very different and […]

Fermented foods and probiotics are two areas that are very popular in the field of gut-health promotion. People often think fermented foods and probiotics are the same – but they differ in many important ways! We […]

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When it comes to managing an appetite and staying fuller for longer, two important components of a complete diet should be paid special attention – protein […]

#CDHFTalks: Protein and Fibre – Managing Appetite and Staying Fuller Longer When it comes to managing an appetite and staying fuller for longer, two important components […]

There’s lots of talk about probiotics these days and their role in digestive health and disease. While probiotics and prebiotics sound similar, they are very different and […]

Fermented foods and probiotics are two areas that are very popular in the field of gut-health promotion. People often think fermented foods and probiotics are the same – but they differ in many important ways! Let’s […]

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TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2021 /CNW/ – As Canadians head into one of the busiest times of year, they have to be smart about what they add to their […]

Constipation - A purple toilet in the bathroom.

Constipation is quite common, affecting almost 20% of people every year (Cirino, 2019). There are so many different factors that affect the nature of a person’s […]

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It isn’t uncommon for the day of the wedding to be referred to as the biggest event in a your life. Whether or not you believe […]

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What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is associated with alterations in the gut microbiome (defined as the […]

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At some point or another, many people will experience what is often referred to as ‘heartburn’, which can be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease. You […]

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Let’s face it – nobody likes seeing their own blood outside their body, especially from their bum or in their stool. Finishing up on the toilet […]

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A new bacterium on the block: How Brachyspira may be a factor for IBS. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that the scientific community has […]

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Leaky gut syndrome (LGS) is a proposed gastrointestinal disorder that affects the lining of the intestines. That being said, a certain level of controversy exists about […]

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’ disease, is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The prevalence of children with IBD […]

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How a gut infection can lead to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you may already know that the exact cause […]

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We’ve highlighted some of the latest studies on the clinical approaches to the treatment and management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), including long-term benefits of cognitive […]

Long term benefits of cognitive behavioural therapy for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Did you know Canada has one of the highest rates of Irritable […]

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Disclaimer: “gluten-free baking recipes” was submitted by Jamie Wlodarczak, a patient with Celiac Disease and IBS. The opinions stated in this article should not replace the […]

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There are times that you or someone you know with celiac disease accidentally consumes gluten. So what should you do if this happens? Download and share […]

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What should you do if yourself or someone you know with celiac disease eats gluten? If you have celiac disease or know someone who has it, […]

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What can I eat with Celiac Disease? We’ve partnered with Dr. Schar to lay out all of the food groups and some common foods in each […]

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Let’s take a look at how COVID-19 and alcohol consumption can aggravate GI issues (or create new issues altogether). Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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What can I eat with celiac disease? A very common question. Treatment for celiac disease is both simple and challenging. Those with the disease must maintain […]

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Studies have shown that a low FODMAP diet can be beneficial to those with Celiac disease who experience IBS-like symptoms (Beyond Celiac, 2018; Roncorino et al., […]

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Do you need help with choosing healthy grocery products when you go to the store and don’t know where to start? Unsure about how to find […]

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If you are a parent, we know you lead very busy lives. While juggling a job and family life, you may also be caring for the […]

While many patients with Celiac disease will experience symptom improvements while following a strict gluten-free diet, a portion will continue to experience GI symptoms. This can […]

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“Have a complete, balanced, healthy diet or paint your plate with the colours of the rainbow.” We hear and see these messages, often in articles, at […]

Did you know May 29th is World Digestive Health Day? Every year, the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) initiatives a yearlong, worldwide, public health campaign with focus […]

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McMaster Children’s Hospital is looking for children ages 3 to 17 years old, diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or IBD-U to participate in the first Health Canada […]

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CDHF partners with Metro and their new My Health, My Choices program. Do you have IBS and are wondering what low FODMAP products there are at […]

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Dehydration, simply put is what happens when your body loses more fluid than you take in.  As we learned in our previous post, water makes up […]

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If you have been following along with our posts, in January we wrote about Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG)‘s guidance for mRNA COVID-19 vaccinations in patients with […]

If you’re wondering how to keep your child healthy during COVID-19 you are not alone. Staying at home more often with the kiddos can be a […]

If you’re wondering how to keep your child healthy during COVID-19 you are not alone. Staying at home more often with the kiddos can be a […]

*Disclaimer: “What I eat in a Day” with Celiac Disease and IBS was submitted by Jamie Wlodarczak, a patient with Celiac Disease and IBS. The opinions […]

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We have come up with top tips and strategies to help manage dehydration when you or your child has come down with food poisoning or the […]

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*Disclaimer: How to set goals to Help Manage Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) was submitted by a Ms. Wanni Z. The opinions stated in this article should […]

Written by Doug Cook, RDN. Leafy greens have long been promoted as a healthy food. Even Canada’s Food Guide used to have a directional statement about […]

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Written by Doug Cook, RDN Is bone broth healthy? Bone broth continues to enjoy the spotlight. In the past few years, it has become really popular, […]

Can immunocompromised patients with IBD get the COVID vaccine?

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Are COVID-19 vaccinations in immunocompromised patients with IBD safe? CDHF’s association – the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) recently provided guidance for mRNA COVID-19 vaccinations in […]

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder affecting the intestine. IBS involves problems with motility (movement of digested food through the intestines) and sensitivity (how the […]

Navigating the holidays with Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

*Disclaimer: Navigating the holidays with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) was submitted by a Ms. Wanni Z. The opinions stated in this article should not replace the […]

Prevent an Ulcerative Colitis Flare with these 11 tips - Picture of sleeping mask and alarm clock and sign that says good night. 1. Make Sure to get a good night sleep!

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Please note: This article outlines 11 tips to help you prevent an ulcerative colitis flare, and is based on one patient’s experience. Nothing in this article […]

Halloween may look a little different this year, but there are still many ways to have fun and enjoy this Spooktacular holiday! First things first, to […]

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Protocols and and guidelines are evolving constantly in Canada and worldwide. Our friends at Valneva put together some tips to keep in mind if you are […]

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Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March 2020, there has been a number of studies suggesting that celiac disease, a chronic […]

Researchers are constantly looking into how to harness the power of the microbiota for better health. While we don’t have a specific definition for a healthy […]

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We can’t be the only ones that get scared every time our nose starts to run, or feel a cold come on during the global pandemic. […]

Two digestive disorders that increase in risk as we age are diverticular disease and colon cancer. Did you know that there are lifestyle changes that may […]

Ageing. Most of us dread it and do everything we can to delay it. Many of us shudder at the idea of ageing, so much so […]

Did you know that some probiotics may help with IBS? Feature image blue background pink probiotic capsules scattered in a pattern

Author: Desiree Nielsen, Registered Dietitian. About the author: Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian and author based in Vancouver. She runs a nutrition consulting practice and […]

So, you’ve read our article on IBS in women, but why does IBS affect more women than men? Canada has one of the highest prevalence rates […]

CDHF’s Second annual Gaming for Gastroparesis Charity Stream Marathon was a HUGE success! If you missed it, on August 21st-23rd,  Jennifer (or @astreigha on Twitch), our […]

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Going back to school, while still only in stage three of COVID-19, is stressful for any parent. However, households that are occupied by someone who is […]

Your first job as a mom is making healthy and informed nutrition decisions. Some nutrients are critical for the healthy growth and development of your baby.   […]

If you are reading this, you may be embarking on one of the most exciting times in your life – motherhood. Your nutritional and overall health, […]

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Spring has sprung! Something about the warmth in the air makes you want to break out the BBQ’s and enjoy some hotdogs, ribs, and spicy margaritas! […]

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In this infographic, we’ll cover what characteristics to look for in healthy, filling foods, some of our favourite fill-you-up foods, and the importance of mindful eating […]

How to Stay Fuller Longer

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If you’re anything like us, you often sit down for lunch to enjoy your sandwich or salad, then an hour rolls by and just like that, […]

The Importance of Staying Hydrated: General Hydration and Virus Recovery

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When it comes to fluid intake, we’re often told to “drink eight (8) glasses of water a day” to ensure we stay hydrated throughout the day, […]

The Importance of Staying Hydrated: General Hydration and Virus Recovery: Infographic

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How important IS hydration to your overall health? We take a deep dive into the importance of hydration, how your environment or activities can impact it […]

How to Manage Stress Eating and Snack Smart at Home

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Stress eating is a real thing, and there’s no doubt about it, this is an extremely stressful time for everyone. People are worried about their jobs, […]

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Snacking is a great way to manage hunger, and you shouldn’t shy away from it. Under eating is just as harmful to your body as overeating, […]

Updated Dec 2021 Diarrhea. You know if you have THIS digestive condition. People who suffer from diarrhea experience loose, watery stools more frequently than normal and […]

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Unfortunately, those most at risk of developing severe complications if exposed to COVID-19 are also most at risk of developing financial difficulties during this time. If […]

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Unfortunately, those most at risk of developing severe complications if exposed to COVID-19 are also most at risk of developing financial difficulties during this time. If […]

Rent Payments in Canada During COVID-19 for the Immunocompromised: What you Need to Know

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Unfortunately those most at risk of developing severe complications if exposed to COVID-19 are also most at risk of developing financial difficulties during this time. If […]

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In the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a wave of misinformation related to the virus. Here at CDHF, we’re committed to doing our […]

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With the spread of COVID-19 we understand it can be even more challenging for patients with IBD to make decisions about navigating life and whether or […]

COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for the Immunocompromised

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During this pandemic, if you are immunocompromised you know you are more at risk of complications from COVID-19 than the average person. It is recommended that […]

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It’s all over the news, there’s a global pandemic going on and the number one message is to STAY INSIDE! Especially if you’re one of the […]

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COVID-19 has taken the world over it seems, and the everyday lives of people all over the planet have been completely disrupted. But what does this […]

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What are infusion clinics doing to ensure the safety of their patients? What will a visit to your clinics look like during this pandemic, and what […]

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COVID-19 has taken the world over it seems, and the everyday lives of people all over the planet have been completely disrupted. But what does this […]

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Dressing when you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or many other digestive health conditions, can be a tricky situation. You could be doing everything right, feeling […]

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With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, many of us are spending our days at home, practicing social distancing. For some of us, despite the fact […]

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If you or a loved one requires surgery, consider increasing your nutrition and incorporating a few of our tips to help improve your post-surgery recovery time.

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If you are planning to undergo surgery, or are recovering from a medical procedure, there are strategies you can use to invest in a healthy, steady […]

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Ingredients (serves 4) 1 lb ground turkey 1 lemon, zested 2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped basil leaves 1/4 cup finely chopped […]

Is my Poop Healthy/Normal?

Ever looked in the toilet and wondered, hmmm, is my poop healthy/normal? Everybody poops, but nobody likes to talk about it! We get it, poop is […]

By Amanda Li, RD It is estimated that each year, 1 in 5 people personally experience a mental health problem. Mental health is complex and it […]

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By Amanda Li, RD In one month an average person consumes around a hundred meals, and more if you prefer “grazing” over “3-square meals a day.” […]

Right Hemicolectomy: My Experiences. What’s Next? Where do I go?

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*Important: This is an opinion piece. This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may […]

There’s lots of talk about probiotics these days. Probiotics in your yogurt, probiotics in your bread, even probiotics in your skincare or household cleaners! But what actually are probiotics, and why […]

My first surgery: Life changed forever

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*Important: This is an opinion piece. This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may […]

You’ve learned all about probiotics in our last few posts. Probiotics are generally defined as live microbes (extremely small living things that can only be seen with […]

The Psychological effects of IBD: My Crohn’s story and how I overcame it

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*Important: This is an opinion piece. This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may […]

5 sure-fire ways to get bigger, stronger, and leaner while having IBD: Crohn’s disease.

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*Important: This is an opinion piece. This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may […]

As a parent, you want to give your baby the best start in life. You are conscious of your baby’s health and development and want to ensure […]

So, now that we’re experts on probiotics, what sort of conditions and diagnoses could you treat with probiotics?   While probiotics for adult health can be applied […]

As interest and research in the field of probiotics, gut microbiota and the human microbiome expands, more and more conflicting information is hitting the headlines. One […]

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*Important: This is an opinion piece. This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may […]

FODMAP Diet

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First things first, it’s important to remember that a FODMAP diet isn’t a lifetime diet. Once you understand your IBS trigger foods and food intolerances, you can adapt your diet […]

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The occasional bloat or watery poop is nothing to worry about. But if consistent belly pain, cramps, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation are getting in the way […]

Vote with healthcare in mind

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Hey Canada! It’s almost election time. Monday, October 21 marks the official date that all votes must be in for this year’s federal election. We think […]

Registering for Medical Cannabis Online Your How To Guide

CDHF has partnered with Canadian Cannabis Clinics to offer you fast, easy access to medical cannabis. You can now book a FREE appointment through their online […]

Make Sure you Always Have Access to your Medical Cannabis with Cannalogue: With medical cannabis demonstrating immense therapeutic value, there is a need for an empathetic, […]

Every Parent’s Step by Step Guide to an Allergy Friendly School Year

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It’s that time of year again! It’s nerve wracking for any parent to watch their child walk into school on that first day. However, if your […]

Every time I hit the grill I find myself topping my burger with the same old boring toppings. Well, that’s going to change! Here are a […]

Women and IBS

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Women and IBS… We all poo – GIRLS POO too. It’s a fact of life. Periods poos, had too much to drink with the girls the night before poos, […]

Does Hot Weather Affect Digestion?

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Does hot weather affect digestion? As summer starts to ramp up, we find ourselves involved in more outdoor activities in the heat! BBQ’s, pool parties and […]

New Canada Food Guide

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CDHF was featured in several news articles over the weekend regarding conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s promises to review the new Canada Food Guide. The new Canada […]

ZAXINE co-pay program

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, with a prevalence of 10–15% recorded globally (18% in Canada), placing a considerable burden […]

Summer vacation is here! Which means the kids are out of school and are diving into their summer routine. This of course is the most exciting […]

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What are the reasons you tend to skip breakfast? Maybe it’s just because mornings are so busy, or you’re on the run, or you have a […]

Medical Cannabis: Patient Experiences Webinar

In the final webinar of our three-part webinar series on medical cannabis, Dr. Schneider chats with three individuals who include medical cannabis as part of their treatment […]

For most people, going away for some R&R is something to look forward to. Whether you’re jet setting to somewhere exotic, or just heading up north […]

Medical Cannabis: Laying out the Evidence Webinar

  When healthcare professionals need to make decisions for a patient, but have questions about a drug, medical device, test, or procedure; they turn to the […]

When cannabis became legal on October 17th, 2018 – many assumed that you wouldn’t need to buy your medical cannabis from a licenced producer (LP) anymore. […]

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What’s a delicious piece of BBQ chicken without a side of slaw? In our opinion, it’s a summertime travesty. While coleslaw is a cookout staple, it’s […]

Spice up your Low FODMAP Diet

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No Onion or Garlic? No Problem! People who begin their low FODMAP journey are usually hit with quite a bit of a shock when they realize […]

Keep your tummy in tip-top shape with these tips!

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Food Allergies 101 & Safe for School Snacks! If you’re a parent with a child in school, there’s a good chance food allergies have come up […]

Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) diarrhea is the most common cause of diarrhea when travelling to many areas of the world. Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), an important […]

IBS Survival Guide

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IBS Survival Guide If you suffer from IBS, then you already know that you have to navigate the world much differently than most people. You may […]

We Love Lentils Why do we love lentils so much? Let us count the ways! High in protein, dietary fibre, minerals, and B vitamins, lentils are not only […]

Canada has one of the highest prevalence’s of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the world – estimated at 18% vs. 11% globally (Lovell et al. 2012). […]

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Any person who has suffered from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can agree that their symptoms cause them a great deal of anxiety and discomfort. To combat […]

Dysbiosis and IBS

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Dysbiosis and IBS: A small history lesson You know it’s just another day in the wonderful world of gut health when we throw another crazy word […]

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Abdominal pain, bloating, cramps, constipation, diarrhea… we all experience these not-so-pleasant tummy troubles from time to time. But when these symptoms present themselves on a regular […]

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OAKVILLE, ON –- March 25, 2019 –- the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF.ca) announced today the launch of a new brand identity to reflect the not-for-profit’s […]

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Iron is an essential mineral found in every cell of your body. Canada’s Dietary Guidelines set out by Health Canada provides the guidelines and considerations for […]

Dating with IBS

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As we’ve already discussed, stress is a huge trigger for people who live with IBS. Which is why we figured we would talk a little bit about […]

Busting gut health buzz words

Here at CDHF, we were into gut health way before it was cool. However, now that the importance of maintaining your digestive health has finally hit […]

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The VARSITY trial is the first completed head-to-head superiority study to compare biological agents in IBD.

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For the newly diagnosed celiac, that first trip to the grocery store is always a daunting task. What foods are safe? What’s the difference between gluten […]

Learn all about the brain-gut connection, how stress impacts your microbiome, as well as pre and probiotic info and tips! Each module has exciting and relatable insights from Registered Dietician and gut health expert, Andrea Hardy

Cannabis in Gastroenterology Webinar

In this empowering session, Dr. Schneider, Dr. Andrews and two individuals who suffer from GI disorders reviewed the basics of Cannabis, outlined the evidence on medical cannabis to date and answered the many questions of attendees.

There’s lots of talk about probiotics these days and their role in digestive health and disease. while probiotics and prebiotics sound similar, they actually are very […]

Not only is IBS physically debilitating, but the unpredictable nature of painful and embarrassing symptoms can significantly affect a person’s mental health.    It is an unfortunate […]