Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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? 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 ... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
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... »
“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... »
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