Understanding food sensitivity testing and how it differs from food allergies and food intolerances

Brittany SchamerhornFeatured, Food Allergies, Food Intolerances, Food Sensitivity Testing

It is no secret that diet plays a huge part in our health and how our body functions.  There are many people who avoid or add in certain foods in order to improve their health and wellbeing. When asking people why they are avoiding certain foods the usual response is that they are ‘allergic’ to it. However, I would argue … Read More

How You Can Heal Your Leaky Gut In 5 Practical Steps

Sharon Pendlington, BSc, R.H.N., NNCP, RYTFeatured, Gastro-Intestinal, Leaky Gut

What is Leaky Gut? Leaky gut is increased permeability in the small intestine, which allows large protein molecules (such as undigested food particles), pathogens (including bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi) and toxins to enter the bloodstream. Leaky gut also prevents us from absorbing certain nutrients that we need. Most commonly, we can become deficient in Vitamin B12, and the fat … Read More

Dr. Verma’s six proposed changes to Canadian health care

Dr. Rishi Verma, MDDigital Medicine Revolution, Featured, Preventative Medicine, Public Health

I am writing this blog to pay homage to Dr. Danielle Martin. She is a Canadian physician, health care administrator, and associate professor at the University of Toronto. She recently wrote a book titled ‘Better Now – Six big ideas to improve health care for all Canadians’ The book has been discussed on CBC, The Toronto Star, and other independent … Read More

Cholesterol – A Convenient Villain

Dr. Rishi Verma, MDCardiovascular Health, Featured

I recently gave a seminar for an educated group of my patients and various health practitioners including doctors and nurses. It was titled ‘Cholesterol – A convenient villain’. This topic was highly relevant to everybody in the room, who’s ages ranged from mid 20’s to some in their 70’s. The reason so many people are interested in cholesterol is that … Read More

Personalized Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Rishi Verma, MDDigital Medicine Revolution, Featured, Personalized Medicine

November 3, 2016:   We are embarking on an exciting time in health care. All doctors may not share this realization, but if you look in the right direction, the future is bright. To this point, I want to share my experience in attending the Personalized Medicine Lifestyle Institute (PLMI 2016) in October 2016 in Arizona.   What is the … Read More