Are digestive enzymes for me?

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Digestion is the process that breaks food down so that it can be absorbed. Digestion starts in the mouth with salivary enzymes and chewing, and continues into the stomach where more enzymes are added along with churning motion.

So often, I find that people with digestive issues want to jump straight into using a supplement. But as a naturopathic doctor, I like to try other strategies first to improve digestion.

Help, I have heartburn!

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Heartburn, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a very common symptom. Often it feels like a burning sensation in the upper chest area (near the heart). But it can also feel like difficulty swallowing, a lingering cough, or nausea. These symptoms happen because the sphincter, or door, between the esophagus and stomach isn’t staying shut and stomach contents are coming … Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar Digestive Aid

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Is your digestion a little sluggish? Maybe you have gas and bloating or a bit of heart burn after meals? This could be due to a hidden food sensitivity caused by leaky gut syndrome.

Am I reacting to foods I’m eating?

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I often hear people using these terms interchangeably but they describe different responses that the body has to food. The symptoms can be the same which can make it hard to tell which one you might have. But treatment varies, so knowing which one you have is important.