Category Archives: Promote Digestion

Tai Chi for Better Digestion

It has been a couple of months since I started practicing Tai Chi and I feel great! My husband is very interested in martial arts and reads all kinds of martial arts books whenever he finds time. Although, we both acquired brown belts in Karate a few years ago, I was not really interested in… 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 »

So Many Strains! Homemade Soymilk Yogurt

I have been making and eating soy milk yogurt for a couple of months. How I discovered this healthful routine was a fluke. When I was researching about fermentation online, I found out how Japanese people are adapting various fermentation processes and foods into their lives. In fact, fermented foods are a big part of… Read more »

What is Wheat Germ? What is Wheat Bran? What is the difference?

I have started working at a small health food store where you can find healthy bulk foods and supplements at the same time. There are lots of interesting products and some of them that I have never seen or heard of before. I am feeling overwhelmed by a large number of products that I have… Read more »

Apple Cider Vinegar, a great digestive aid

My husband has been suffering from stubborn heartburns, along with gas. He thinks that his stomach is producing too much stomach acid and that needs to be settled by taking an antacid medicine (like “Tums”). He grew up in a family that always relies on medication for every little health issue. He usually takes over-the-counter… Read more »