Welcome to The Dempster Clinic’s blog centered around healthy living and lifestyle with articles ranging from 5 Superfoods For Gut Health to mental health.

Leaky Gut Syndrome – The Silent Killer

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a subtle, yet ever increasing issue that is being linked to more and more chronic health conditions, many of which are even life threatening. 

LGS traditionally was not generally recognized by mainstream medicine, but evidence has been accumulating, especially in the last decade, that it is a real condition that affects the lining of the intestines. The theory is that leaky gut syndrome (also called increased intestinal permeability) is the result of damage to the intestinal lining, making this barrier more permeable to less than desirable agents, of which if they enter into our bloodstream can impact many systems throughout our body.

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Functional Medicine Toronto – Reduce your waistline

The battle of the bulge is forever an issue for a growing number of North Americans, and statistically it is getting worse.  Aside from looking good in your bikini or that borat speedo you’ve been itching to try on, keeping weight in an optimal range is critical in helping to reduce the risk of many chronic illnesses plaguing developed nations today.   While there is a plethora of self-help books/DVDs/webinars/programs, etc offering hope and promise to lose those extra pounds, the fact of matter is THERE IS NO ‘ONE SIZE FITS ALL SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM’ for the masses. Before you hang your head in defeat and reach for that bag of chips – give me a moment to explain how there is still hope…  We all have the capability of optimizing our body composition and getting back in shape.  It is imperative that we address each individual’s biochemical differences and obstacles in order to achieve efficient, healthy and sustainable results.  Asides from core essentials such as achieving adequate exercise and reducing refined sugars in our diet, there are some additional starting points to help you reach your goal of optimal body composition.  Below are my ‘Top 5 ways to Reduce Inches from your Waistline’ :

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