Water

What Is Good Drinking Water?

What is Good drinking water? The adult body is 60% water. On a typical day, we use up to 8 to 12 cups (2.5 litres) of water via various bodily functions. We may use more when the temperature is high or when we exercise. It is very important that we keep drinking water to stay hydrated. …

Probiotics

Probiotics and Prebiotics (Synbiotics)

Probiotics and Prebiotics (Synbiotics) What Are Prebiotics? Now we know, Probiotics can be beneficial for optimal intestinal health when ingested. Then, how can we maintain this “Good” bacteria in the intestinal system effectively? Well, we can FEED the bacteria, so that living probiotic bacteria can grow and remain in our intestines. Prebiotics are not living …

Probiotics

Top 5 probiotic foods

Top 5 probiotic foods Probiotics are living micro-organisms, that are similar to the bacteria that naturally occur in the intestine. These “Good” bacteria have been shown to provide health benefits when ingested. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which inflame the lining of the GI (gastrointestinal) …

Introduction

Introduction

Introduction As I mentioned, my brother was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2014. In fact, I had never heard of this disease until then and had no idea how severe his condition was. I have been living in Canada for over 16 years. So, I heard this news from my mother who visited me from …

Welcome

Welcome

Hello, Welcome to Optimal Intestinal Health! My name is Ana and I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN). This website is dedicated to my brother Hiroshi who was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2014, as well as my sister in law Cathy who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Since my father passed away with colon …