Improve your gut health after travel, illness, or medication By Registered Dietitian Kate Chury, on our nutrition counseling team (Online Dietitian, Digestive Health Nutritionist and IBS Dietitian Calgary) There’s nothing like an illness, a stint on a medication or, even travel to cause bowels to get off track. Temporary changes in bowel habits, such as […]
Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for a healthy gut environment or microbiome. The simplest explanation is that probiotics are the microbes (we are usually talking about bacteria here) that colonize the large intestine, while prebiotics are the food, or fuel, which feeds those microbes.
One of my favorite things is Kefir. (I recently realized it’s pronounced Keh-fear.) Kefir is a tart cultured milk drink made by adding kefir grains to milk which causes fermentation to take place. Its nutritional content is similar to greek yogurt (rich in protein and calcium) but the probiotic content is much higher. (Probiotics are live […]
Spring is here and it is a great time to think about spring-cleaning your diet to help with better digestive health. Here are 3 simple steps to better digestion:
This year the culinary trend for food focuses on environmental sustainability, local sourcing, healthful meals, nutrition and natural ingredients/minimally processed food. Here are three food trends you can expect to see in restaurants, coffee shops, health food stores and grocery stores: