Category Archives: General Advice

Ginger, an Ancient Digestive Remedy

I like all kinds of tea, so we usually have a variety of stock in our cupboard: chai-white, chai-green, green tea-jasmine (this is my favorite!), earl grey, and chamomile. Peppermint tea is also good to have, because it can control appetite when you drink it before meals (Peppermint, the Almighty Natural Digestive Aid!), and it… Read more »

Protein and Weight Loss

Since I started paying more attention to what to cook for my husband and adding more physical activities into our lives, he has been losing weight slowly…one pound every week for a few weeks now. To be honest, I was expecting more pounds to disappear quicker, since he has a long way to go. Nevertheless,… Read more »

3 Simple Steps to Start Weight Loss: The Optimal Intestinal Health Way, Part 1

Since I calculated my husband’s BMI (Body Mass Index) and discovered that he was close to being “very obese”, I have been reading all kinds of weight loss books. These books were not all mine, in fact, I was very surprised to see how many weight loss books my husband had (there is a big… Read more »

Knowing your BMI can be a first step to a Healthier You!

There are many “weight loss” supplements at a health food store where I work. Some products are very popular and others are not, depending on the reputation of their effectiveness (or simply due to the frequency of advertisement). In my opinion, none of them work if you are looking for a “magic pill” to instantly… Read more »

How and Why do you get Ulcers?

One of my sisters-in-law used to suffer from “ulcers”. She suffered from acute abdominal pain and claimed that she got this due to the stresses in her life. It is a common assumption that stress and anxiety can cause ulcers and it was thought to be the result of a high stress life-style (especially common… Read more »

3 Top Recommended Supplements for Constipation

Since I work at a health food store, I notice that many people (especially young people) are interested in “Detox” and looking for some effective tools. There are many detox products at the store and they work for different parts of the body (liver, kidneys, colon, skin, lungs, and lymphatic system) and are used for… Read more »

Probiotics, How to Find the Right One for You.

There are so many kinds of probiotics on the market and they all sound great. Each company claims that their products are the best for you. In fact, supplements are just like food, one kind doesn’t satisfy everyone. Different brands may work well to some people, whereas, another kind suits different people. Ultimately, the reasons… Read more »

A Top Recommended Supplement for IBD

One of the reasons why I started this website was to understand more about inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and be able to support people with IBD, especially Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. My brother was diagnosed with the latter only a few years ago (see My Story for details). In fact, over 200,000 Canadians suffer… Read more »