For many individuals springtime is associated with sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, sore throat, which are all symptoms of seasonal allergies. More than nine million Canadian adults, that is more than 1 in 6 Canadians, suffer from seasonal allergies typically associated with airborne pollen [...]

Our body’s digestive tracts houses about 100 trillion bacteria, that is more than 10 times the number of cells that we have in our entire body. Probiotics are the good, healthy bacteria that line your digestive tract. The type and quantity of these micro-organisms in our [...]

Definition of constipation: We are not moving our bowels daily. Tendency to constipation: We are not moving large quantities of stools daily and full emptying our colon OR our bowel movements are small, hard nuggets or rabbit pellets. FIVE Ways to Address Constipation Increase water intake. [...]

Welcome, I’m Dr. Melina Roberts, author of Building a Healthy Child. Thank you so much for watching. I’m so excited to have so many people watching my videos. We have an opportunity to take control of our child’s health, to prevent childhood illnesses, to support proper [...]

When you are traveling the last thing you want is to get sick. There is no doubt that traveling itself can be a stress on the body whether it is being susceptible to infections on the plane or in a new environment, adapting to different time [...]

When it comes to colds and flus, our first instinct is to blame the people around us for getting us sick. We blame the kids at school, our co-worker who came to work sick, the person sneezing beside you on the train, but the truth is [...]

When I recommend that patients avoid cow’s dairy in their diet, one of the most common questions I get asked is “how will I get my calcium?” The most bioavailable, how much our body absorbs of that nutrient, forms of calcium are from food sources not [...]

I grew up thinking that milk was a healthy food. I believed that cow’s dairy was a healthy food, it did a body good and built strong bones. Cow’s dairy includes milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream. FOUR problems I discovered about cow’s dairy. 1. Cow’s dairy [...]

The advice to introduce cereal as a first food is one of the reasons I decided to write my book, because this advice is causing a cycle of ill health. It is actually one the most problematic foods we could be introducing to our children. This [...]

Our digestive health is key to achieving optimal health. We really are what we eat! What we eat literally becomes every cell of our body, therefore what we are eating, how our digestive tract is absorbing nutrients from the foods we are eating, dictates the health [...]