Studies have shown that the bacteria in our gut play a very important role when it comes to the development and progression of autoimmune conditions. Researchers have discovered that MS patients have a distinct microbiome compared to their healthy peers. One specific study divided RRMS patients into groups that separated those with active disease and… Continue reading The Effect of Gut Bacteria on MS
The reason why Module 1 of my MS program starts with addressing gut health is because according to the holistic model of health, the underlying cause of autoimmune reactions is triggered by intestinal hyperpermeability, commonly referred to as leaky gut syndrome. In this scenario within the digestive system, the intestinal lining becomes irritated and inflamed… Continue reading It all starts in the gut!
Multiple Sclerosis is a complex, multifaceted disease with many possible outcomes. Nutrition should never be considered an alternative, but rather a very important part of managing any health condition. Taking a holistic, nutritional approach to managing MS involves addressing the body as a whole in order to modulate the immune system and stop your body from initiating an autoimmune attack against itself.
Finally, I’m ready to release the first module of my online program: A Holistic Approach to Living With Multiple Sclerosis. I’m actually really excited about this program. It’s one of the most important things I’ve ever done and I’m so happy to finally share all this information with you. I believe this is the most… Continue reading Online MS Program Now up and Running!
Whether we’re overcome with joy at a beautiful wedding ceremony, or we just watched a sad Humane Society commercial, our bodies respond in much the same way. Many of us who cry or are on the verge of crying often feel a lump-like sensation in the throat. As there isn’t an actual lump forming in… Continue reading Why Do We Get a Lump in Our Throat When We’re Sad?
Delicious food, holiday celebrations and a little added stress can make sticking to your health goals a challenge. You work hard to keep yourself well and feeling good and in balance all year long so there is no reason why the holidays should be any different! Follow these simple tips to enjoy the holidays and… Continue reading Holiday Survival Tips for Both the Body and Mind
It’s dark when I wake up in the morning and dark before I leave work! I don’t know about you, but I’m already starting to miss the sun! These cold, short days are getting to me early this year. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to a change in the seasons.… Continue reading Beat the Winter Blues Before They Start!
I love developing and sharing recipes, especially ones that are allergen-free and safe for everyone to eat! These days my schedule is so hectic, I struggle to find time to practice this favourite pastime of mine. This is one of the recipes I sampled during one of my cheesecake workshops back in the summer. During… Continue reading No-Bake Dairy-Free Cheesecake: 2 Ways!
Starting this January, if you’re living in the Kitchener/Waterloo area, I’ll be offering a FREE 6-week program on how to take a holistic approach to managing multiple sclerosis. If you can't make it out to these classes, don't fret, the full 16 module program will be available online this December! Multiple Sclerosis is a complex,… Continue reading 6 Week Program: A Holistic Approach to Managing Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle cramping, weakness, fatigue, tingling or numb extremities, heart palpitations...are you getting enough potassium? There can be several different underlying causes for some of the symptoms above. In my nutrition practice however, I analyze a lot of food diaries submitted by my clients and over the years I have noticed that many people are not… Continue reading Are You Getting Enough Potassium?