Fasting And The Microbiome

Meal frequency, and fasting are easy ways to support gut health and our microbiome. Let's explore some of the research in this topic. Meal Frequency & Fasting A regular meal pattern including breakfast consumption, consuming a higher proportion of energy early in the day, reduced meal frequency (i.e., 2–3 meals/day), and regular fasting periods may [...] Continue reading »

COVID-19 Summary

Introduction The epidemic broke out first in Wuhan, China, possibly related to a seafood market. Several studies suggested that bat may be the potential reservoir of SARS-CoV-2. What Are The Symptoms? The clinical symptoms of COVID-19 patients include fever, cough, fatigue and a small population of patients appeared gastrointestinal infection symptoms. The elderly and people

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Self-Complexity & Resilience

In my previous post I discussed some barriers to Resilience. In this post I actually want to discuss a topic that has been discussed in the research to potentially enhance, but also possibly reduce our resilience – self-complexity. What does self-complexity mean? Identifying with yourself, through a variety of means. For example I am a husband, son,

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Barriers To Resilience

In my previous post I introduced the concept of Resilience and suggested some of the many ways to enhance our resilience. In this post I actually want to highlight barriers to resilience. There is an easy way to structure our thinking and health an dis-ease….what do I need to add more of, and, what do

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One of the most important terms in health, and in my opinion, a term not discussed enough – not with any specificity anyway. Ultimately, when we are seeking improvement in our health, at some level, we are talking about improving our resilience. But a deeper understanding of the term may help us create a more

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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addressed the healthcare of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centred focus of medical practice to a more patient-centred approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening

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What are FODMAPs? The acronym FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. These short-chain carbohydrates are incompletely absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and can be easily fermented by gut bacteria1.These sugars also exert an osmotic effect, increasing fluid movement into the large bowel2 The fermentation and osmosis caused by these undigested sugars are

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Vitamin D Deficiency – An Epidemic

The nights are pulling in, which means the summer is coming to an end. While this, for many, is a depressing thought it really shouldn’t be. Perhaps it has something to do with the topic of today? Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency truly is an epidemic. The National Diet and Nutrition Survey in 2011

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