A well-functioning digestive system is incredibly important and linked to optimal health. Here you’ll find articles on an array of topics related to digestion as well as some delicious gut-healthy recipes from our community of holistic nutrition professionals.
Our microbiome plays an essential role not just in our digestion but helps regulate many other functions in our body as well. Learn more about how everything is connected and how you can support your microbiome health. Article by Rejan Magee, C.H.N.
“How we feel emotionally really resonates in our gut.” CSNN Grad and Neuroscience Expert, Orsha Magyar, C.H.N., shares the key link for transferring emotional intuitions from your brain down to your gut – a physical representation of the mind-body connection.
“While studies on the health benefits of fermented foods are currently few, preliminary scientific research says that they can play a role in disease prevention and may even have a positive effect on mental health.” Debora Palmieri, R.H.N., shares why kombucha and other fermented foods should be a part of your daily diet.
Despite sounding similar, a prebiotic is not a probiotic. Prebiotics are nutrients that get degraded by the microbes in your gut. Here are 11 prebiotic foods you should be eating and why they are so beneficial to your overall health.
“If you have an interest in nutrition and holistic health, you will love this program! The biggest challenge were the case studies at the end but they were definitely worth it! You never really grow and solidify the learnings until you start putting them in practice. The case studies and the final exam really help boost your confidence. I loved the program!” Danielle B, CSNN Grad
Gut health issues are increasingly common, like bloating and acid-reflux. Here are some key nutrients that can help naturally support your digestion and get you back on track to overall health. Post by Laura Brining, R.H.N.
After graduating, Jessica helps support adults experiencing digestion-based symptoms and inflammation, among other things. Her story shows just one of the directions you can take your career after graduating and how you can share your knowledge, educate others, and really make a difference. “Attending CSNN was a life-changing experience in that it provided me the confidence and tools to both envision and launch a private nutritional consulting practice.”
Over time, an unhealthy gut can cause serious health problems, from mental health disorders to diabetes. The majority of chronic diseases can be linked back to the gut and the state of the microbiome. “It’s imperative that the gut be addressed in a comprehensive, holistic health care strategy,” says Debora Palmieri, R.H.N.
Welcome Spring with this delicious dessert. This light and fluffy cake is also vegan and refined sugar free. This is the perfect recipe to use seasonal fruits. Recipe from Nissrine Boufawaz, R.H.N.
Enjoy a healthy bowl of goodness with roasted yams, quinoa, carrots and anything else you have in your fridge. Nourish yourself with this easy weeknight meal that has a tasty sauce you’ll want to pour over everything! Recipe from Cindy Spratt, R.H.N.
Pasta with yogurt and a spiced oil sauce? This combination might sound odd at first but it just might be your new favourite! Try out this recipe from Tanja Lindner, C.H.N.C.
Miso is a wonderful fermented ingredient that is full of umami and great for your gut health. It is used in this tuna poke bowl recipe for healthy benefits and flavour. Recipe from Margaret Sung, R.H.N.
How to Make: Homemade Coconut Yogurt. New kitchen project alert! Have you tried to make your own yogurt yet? Petra Scott, R.H.N. walks you through the process on how to make a delicious dairy-free coconut yogurt.
This is a good-for-your-gut recipe and it can all be conveniently made in an Instant Pot. Dana Green Remedios, R.H.N. shares this easy recipe and some tips and tricks to get the most out of it.
These two are strongly connected and help you maintain good mental wellness. CSNN grad Jenna Kelland shares the reasons why and some practical tips on how you can get better sleep, improve your gut, and support your sleep through your diet.
Here’s a super delicious way to incorporate healthy fats into your diet and help support digestion. It’s perfect for busy days when you need to throw something together that is nutrient-dense and tasty. Recipe from Rachel Murray, R.H.N.
If you’ve got celery left over in your fridge, this is a great recipe. It’s flavourful and good for your gut. Learn more about the nutritional benefits of celery. Recipe from Erin Lamb, C.H.N.C.
This recipe from Erin Lamb, C.H.N.C., is easy to digest and is full of anti-inflammatory spices to support a healthy gut. Keep it basic or add some extras!
Meg de Jong, R.H.N., shares why gut health is so important and how gardening can play a part in improving your health.
Now that spring is here, we spring clean our house, but what about our bodies? Joanna Brown, C.H.N.C., gives us some tips on how to give our bodies extra love and support after winter.
A lovely, fresh, and cleansing salad from Jessica Pecush, C.H.N.C. Be sure to read the nutrition facts about the key ingredients.