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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]

2016 Healthy Gut Summit presentation on diet and digestive health by Sandra Saville, RD

Cooking for a healthy microbiome

We all know that we’re supposed to eat healthy. It’s been drilled into our heads a thousand times. Often, people associate eating healthy with weight loss […]

Your Microbiome Through the Ages


Before you were even able to open your eyes for the first time, your body had already been invaded! By TRILLIONS of tiny microbes, which together […]

Fibre does More Than Make You Poo


Everyone is always talking about probiotics these days, but few people actually understand what they really are and why they’re good for you. Probiotics are live […]

By Doug Cook, RDN Kefir (pronounced ‘kuh-feer’) is a cultured/fermented dairy product that originated with shepherds of the North Caucasus  region. They discovered that fresh milk […]


Recipe by Eric Deletroz, CCC & Lucia Weiler, RD, Nutritionist Yield: 8 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Nutrition Facts: Per 1 serving (185 g) Calories 210; […]

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 […]

The Brain-Gut Axis Is mental health affected by gut health? Have you ever gotten a ‘gut feeling,’ about someone, that later on turned out to be […]

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Microbiome

The microbiome consists of TRILLIONS of living microbes inside your gut. These little mood elevators work around the clock producing happy-chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine. Making sure that […]

What do we say to Anxiety? Not Today!

Fight and flight reactions in a delayed return environment Why are human beings the only living creatures on the planet that suffer from chronic anxiety? What […]

What are probiotics? Probiotics are generally defined as live microbes (extremely small living things that can only be seen with a microscope) which, when taken in […]