Prebiotic Supplements and FODMAP Stacking

BY: DR. JASON BUSH The Low FODMAP Diet is difficult to adhere to because so many foods contain FODMAPs.  These soluble, rapidly fermenting sugars feed the microbiome but also cause discomfort and stress in people with FODMAP sensitivities.  Reducing the dietary intake of FODMAPs has been demonstrated to reduce IBS symptoms and improve the quality Read more about Prebiotic Supplements and FODMAP Stacking[…]

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[…]