Digestive Health

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. 


  • Gut Feelings: Harnessing The Gut-Brain Connection To Improve Mood – “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.
  • The Gut Microbiome – Essential to Health – Find out what is the microbiome, how it affects our health, and tips on how to help it thrive. Article from Rejan Magee, R.H.N. 
  • 5 Simple Tips to Improve Digestion – Bonnie Wisener, R.H.N., tells us why “One of the most fascinating and impactful things I learned during my time studying [at CSNN] was how important the link was between well-functioning digestion and good health.”

Healthy Tips

  • Healthy Fats & Digestion – Healthy fats are essential to good health and can help support digestion. Learn more from this blog post by Rachel Murray, R.H.N.
  • Natural Ways to Beat Bloating – “Not all bodies are created equal; therefore not everyone reacts to foods the same way.” Stephanie Kay, R.H.N., provides a few natural tips to overcome bloating.
  • 10 Steps to Better Digestion – Stephanie Di Grazia, R.H.N., shares helpful tips on how to improve your digestion.
  • Benefits of Chewing – It seems obvious, but are you really chewing your food enough? In our fast paced lives and distractions, it can be hard to be mindful of this crucial step to our health. Geeta Sethi, R.H.N. goes through the science of chewing and how it benefits your digestive health.
  • Digestion: Head of the Dog – Why is digestion the “head of the dog”? What does that even mean? Milka Milicevic, R.H.N., shares why many chronic health issues develop over time as the result of poor digestion, as well as tips to aid digestion.
  • Kombucha, Kimchi and Other Fermented Foods – “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.

Digestive Health

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Inflammation plays a major role in how the skin looks. It could be obvious red and puffy inflammation, but chronic, low levels of inflammation can also affect your skin. Here are 9 Science-Backed Holistic Beauty Tips for Healthy Skin from Allison Tannis, R.H.N.

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 side dish is vibrant and flavourful and gut-friendly, thanks to the fermented ingredient miso. Give this a try today! Recipe from Jennifer Lloyd, R.H.N.

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.

Proper digestion and gut health are important to your health and mental wellbeing. It also happens to be one of the topics covered in the Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Certificate workshops. Available at select branches (via Zoom).

Gut Healing Khichri

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! 

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Laura Brining, R.H.N., shares a vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free recipe for fluffy blueberry muffins. These are the perfect start to your day. 

Golden Beet & Berry Salad

A lovely, fresh, and cleansing salad from Jessica Pecush, C.H.N.C. Be sure to read the nutrition facts about the key ingredients. 

7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Body

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. 

Intermittent Fasting - Ancient or All the Rage?

Is this a new trend? This article by Jenn Camirand, R.H.N., tells us what intermittent fasting is and the potential benefits. 

Gardening and Gut Health

Meg de Jong, R.H.N., shares why gut health is so important and how gardening can play a part in improving your health.