Can you take prebiotics while you are on antibiotics?

BY: DANA GROVE As the weather warms up, we often see an increase in incidents of bacterial infections.     Antibiotics are typically prescribed by doctors to deal with bacterial infections.  They work by either preventing the growth of harmful bacteria or destroying it completely.  Some antibiotics focus on specific strains of bacteria, while others are Read more about Can you take prebiotics while you are on antibiotics?[…]

The Simplicity of Canada’s New Food Guide

BY: DR. JASON BUSH The newest version of Canada’s Food Guide has prompted reactions for several reasons.  Firstly, complex advice surrounding portions and servings found in the previous iteration was replaced by the presentation of a plate divided into portions of different types of food.  This image conveys perhaps the most important point:  Make sure Read more about The Simplicity of Canada’s New Food Guide[…]

What do Prebiotic Fibre, Acarbose, and Bariatric Surgery have in common?

BY: DR. JASON BUSH Bariatric surgery is a procedure that alters the digestive tract to treat obesity.  Unlike gastric lap-band procedures that implant an inflatable cuff to increase a patient’s sense of fullness, bariatric surgery involves the substantial removal of stomach tissue (sleeve gastrectomy) or the formation of a small gastric pouch and by-pass of Read more about What do Prebiotic Fibre, Acarbose, and Bariatric Surgery have in common?[…]

What to do when your New Year’s Resolutions aren’t new anymore?

BY: DR JASON GRANZOTTO It’s February and hopefully those New Year’s Resolutions still have steam after a dreary January.  Healthier eating habits, weekly exercise, a good sleep regime and stress management are at the top of the list of resolutions, but when push comes to shove, how do you maintain these better choices?  We all Read more about What to do when your New Year’s Resolutions aren’t new anymore?[…]

Gut Health 101

BY: DR JASON BUSH There is growing appreciation for the central role our gut health plays in our overall health.  This relationship is complex, and research continues to inform our understanding.  This presents a challenge for individuals seeking to leverage emerging studies to improve their health.  Fortunately, understanding some key gut health concepts will give Read more about Gut Health 101[…]

A Healthier Approach to the New Year’s Resolution

BY: DR JASON GRANZOTTO In my practice, we are at the point in the year where the big changes are being reserved for January 1st.  Of course, delaying the weight loss program or detox protocol is simply due to the holiday season.  Assuming your symptoms are relatively under control, these plans can wait until after Read more about A Healthier Approach to the New Year’s Resolution[…]

What is the Value of a Dietary Supplement

BY: DR JASON BUSH In 2017, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued several recall warnings for flour products.  The Public Health Agency of Canada determined that thirty people had become sick after consuming foods containing raw product that had been contaminated with pathogenic E. coli strain O121.  The outbreak was a serious health concern and while there Read more about What is the Value of a Dietary Supplement[…]