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Feel Better by Discovering Hidden Food Allergies

There are a couple of different types of allergies… those that are extremely severe like anaphylaxis reactions (like getting a bee sting that causes swelling to the point of not being able to breathe), which can cause death, to moderate or low allerg... »

what is kombucha

What is Kombucha and What are the Health Benefits?

What is kombucha? To put it short, it is fermented tea that is also called a “living tea” because of the live cultures in it that are said to bring great health benefits. But the kombucha drink is also a whole lot more. It might also be important to ... »

what causes mouth ulcers

What Causes Mouth Ulcers?

Ouch! Knowing what causes mouth ulcers (mouth sores) is half the battle of defeating them. Outside of HPV (herpes virus), or genetic (the propensity to get them can be inherited) or gender factors (women being more prone), it is good to know that the... »

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Ugly Chaga Mushroom Clinker Fungus with Health Benefits – Paul Stamets

Mycologist Paul Stamets searches for medicinal mushrooms and conks all over the world, even right here in BC. One of them is the weird looking clinker fungus called the chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus). Technically it is a parasitic fungus that gro... »

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What are Probiotics Used For?

Probiotics are living bacteria and yeasts. These live in places like your gut and are considered “good bacteria” or “good microorganisms.” Why? Because probiotics used for health bring benefits to their host, especially the digestive system.  Althoug... »

Vancouver naturopath

Vancouver Naturopath Helps You Become Gluten Free

Any downtown Vancouver naturopath, like Dr. Carol Lin, ND, strives to promote balance and wellness by ensuring your entire lifestyle functions harmoniously. Naturopaths know that many of us suffer from food allergies and sensitivities. They will iden... »

Vancouver weight loss expert

Probiotics for Weight Loss? Gut Health and You

Probiotics, a beneficial type of microorganism, has long been included in Northern European and Japanese diets, but probiotic foods are growing in popularity here in BC. Probiotics are usually eaten as part of live cultured, fermented foods such as y... »

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Vancouver Naturopath Says Food Allergies and Gastrointestinal Problems Are Connected

“Food allergies and gastrointestinal sensitivities can often be connected” states downtown Vancouver Naturopath Dr. Carol Lin. “Unlike anaphylactic reactions, symptoms from hidden food allergies can occur several hours, or even days after exposure, m... »