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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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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, […]

How to Manage Stress Eating and Snack Smart at Home


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, […]

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 […]

A christmas gift and baubles with santa thees red reading glasses on a branded blue background featuring blue microbes.

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The holiday season is here! And along with the holidays comes the inevitable stress of WHAT THE HECK AM I GETTING EVERYONE? If you’re typically a […]

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Want to try the MORE Cookie yourself? Well, you’re in luck! CDHF has partnered with MORE Cookie, so that every time you purchase a box off their […]

fibre cookie

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Visual learner? Download the Infographic here.  Fibre and whole grains– both are hot topics in the nutrition world these days. In this article we will cover […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 Amanda Li, RD A simple stir-fry dish that is insanely addictive! Ingredients: 1 head Iceberg lettuce, shredded* 1 bunch Green onions, white and green parts […]



By Amanda Li, RD Each bite is packed with the perfect balance of sweet and savouriness.  The crunch of the pecans is a nice contrast to […]


By Amanda Li, RD Oatmeal is by far the most popular “go-to” breakfast choice among health conscious individuals but a bowl of oats with a spoonful […]


Don’t let the grocery store scare you. Getting the fibre you need from the foods you love can be fun and easy. With a little bit […]


Nutritional claims describe the relative amount of fibre in a food. An example of a nutrient claim would be: “a good source of fibre” or “high in […]

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Recommended Daily Fibre Intake Canadian women need 25 grams of fibre per day and men need 38 grams of fibre per day. Most Canadians are only […]

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Meeting your fibre needs is critical to your health. If you are not eating enough fibre, you are likely living with a fibre-famished gut and suffering […]


Your digestive tract is at work every moment of every day. That miraculous tube that runs from gum to bum fuels our minds, bodies and lives. […]

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