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Ginger Miso Soup with Kabocha Squash

This is the perfect comfort food for a cold day that’s easy on the tummy. For those unfamiliar with miso- it is a traditional Japanese seasoning made from fermenting soybeans with salt and koji. The fermented product is a paste that is used in soups, sauces and spreads. It has a salty, savoury flavour and comes in […]

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Homemade Yogurt for IBS

I started making my own yoghurt a couple of years ago for a couple of reasons: One, because store bought dairy-free yoghurt is SO expensive. And two, it often contains ingredients I don’t want to have in my yoghurt, like sweetener and carrageenan. Making your own yoghurt gives you control over the fermentation process which means a […]

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Orange Roasted Acorn Squash with Bacon, Spinach and Pomegranate

This warm and comforting dish is the perfect balance of sweet and salty with an unexpected crunch from the pomegranate. I used acorn squash because I find it to be more gentle on the belly than it’s more starchy counterparts- kabocha and butternut. I also only used 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds to keep it […]

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Quinoa Porridge with Blueberries, Walnuts and Maple Coconut Cream

It has rained thirty days straight here which means I’m living a cold, damp existence right now. This has me craving all the comfort foods and I’ve been skipping my morning smoothie in favour of something warm. I can’t bring myself to eat oatmeal though. I’m not only sick of it but I don’t like the […]

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SIBO: The Culprit Behind the Chronically Bloated

Bloating and gas are the most common digestive complaints that I come across in my practice.  For some, these symptoms can easily be addressed with the introduction of probiotic rich foods or supplements, removing food sensitivities or increasing digestive fire.  There are, however, many people that have tried these and still feel just as bloated, if not worse, and that even […]

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3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Diagnosed with IBS

“You have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s a women’s thing- you’re all just afraid to poop”. This is what my (then) Doctor said as he wrote me a prescription. At this point, I had been suffering from chronic IBS symptoms for two years. After following the standard advice to eat more fiber and drink lots of […]

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4 Reasons Why Everything You Eat Makes You Bloated

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Eating for IBS: Know Your Gut Microbiome

Diet plays a major role in controlling IBS symptoms but what that diet looks like exactly depends greatly on the person. An important thing to consider when looking at what to eat for IBS is the state of your gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is a complex community of microbes. Various lifestyle and diet factors can lead […]

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Food Sensitivities & IBS

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Heartburn: The Surprise Cause & Why Antacids Won’t Always Fix It

Let me tell you a personal story that may resonate with many of you that are suffering from heartburn. Many, many years ago, I suffered from heartburn, indigestion and belching daily. I was also stressed, eating a poor diet and drinking alcohol often. My heartburn was so severe that I was in extreme pain after […]

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