Category: Health and Nutrition
SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is an increase in the number of bacteria in the small intestine that are normally found in large amounts in the colon, resulting in excessive fermentation, inflammation and malabsorption. It is a microbiome dysbiosis, that is, an imbalance in the bacteria of the digestive system.
There’s a new face in our Nutrition team: Alexa Schmidt, a nutritionist-dietitian, who joined SOSCuisine this fall. She accompanies our VIP members who need personalized support. Being passionate about the health and cooking fields, Alexa has also chosen the dietitian profession for the positive impact it can have in people’s lives.
When diagnosed with a histamine intolerance, you’ll need to follow a low-histamine diet, or temporarily eliminate the main food sources of histamine from your diet. This is not easy because histamine is present in the majority of foods and, in addition, food triggers vary greatly from one person to another. Therefore, there is no consensus […]
The low-FODMAP diet provides relief to long-time sufferers of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)*. It consists of a phase of temporary elimination of FODMAP carbohydrates, followed by a phase of reintroduction and a phase of long-term maintenance. Since FODMAPs are found in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy and grain products, the person starting this diet may […]
We most often eat grapes in our snacks and we less often think of incorporating them into our more elaborate recipes. While a must-have on a cheese board, they can add a nice sweet touch to many dishes, from salads to stews. To help you savor fresh grapes as well as raisins, here are ten […]
It is estimated that nearly one in five Canadians over the age of 65 experience symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, such as memory loss, and impaired judgment and thinking skills. In the long term, about 50% will develop a neurodegenerative disorder, most often Alzheimer’s disease. Could ketone supplements help slow down cognitive decline? The answer […]
Is vitamin K2 beneficial for your bone health? This is what we are going to explore in this article. You have probably already heard of vitamin K. Moreover, you may even know that it is known for its role in blood coagulation. But did you know that there are several types of vitamin K? Indeed, with the […]
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes a group of conditions whose two main forms are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These diseases cause inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract and disrupt the body’s capacity to digest and absorb nutrients. People with IBD may experience acute periods of symptoms (active phase) and other periods when […]
When following a low-FODMAP* diet, some foods need to be avoided or should only be consumed in certain quantities. Thanks to our lists of foods to avoid and foods you can eat, or the Monash application, it is easy to identify which individual foods should be avoided, such as honey, wheat pasta, or white beans. Where […]
Nattō is a traditional Japanese fermented food based on soybeans that are fermented after seeding the bacterium Bacillus subtilis natto. When the grains are stretched, they become linked together by amazing caramel-colored threads, like that of processed cheese. This slimy appearance as well as its strong fermented-ammonia smell make it unappetising for uninitiated foreigners. In […]
In nutrition, it is not uncommon to hear everything and its opposite. So how do you find your way around when one day you hear that you have to eliminate a certain food from your diet, and then the next day it’s the one that you absolutely have to have on your plate? You may have […]
What are PPIs? Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) – esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole and rabeprazole – are among the most widely used drugs in the world. They allow for the management of gastric acidity for gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).