Daily Contest Wednesday May 19

Daily Contest Wednesday May 19

Today’s Theme: Immune Health

Read about today’s theme and then answer the question to enter the daily contest.

Your diet influences your gut microbiome, which is the balance of good bacteria, bad bacteria, and yeast in your intestines.

A diet high in sugar, processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and low in fibre can contribute to dysbiosis, or imbalance between the bacteria and yeast in your gut. This can contribute to intestinal hyperpermeability, often referred to as “leaky gut”. Leaky gut can cause low grade inflammation which allows some undigested food particles to be absorbed into the bloodstream where your immune system will attack them because it is perceived as foreign. This causes a cycle of inflammation whenever the offending food is consumed. In some skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, the immune response associated with leaky gut syndrome extends beyond the digestive tract to include irritation and inflammation of the skin.

A Naturopathic Doctor can help you identify possible food sensitivities, balance dysbiosis, and heal your gut, which will heal your skin.

Today’s Contest Question*

True or false:

Your diet has nothing to do with your eczema/psoriasis/skin condition.

Today’s Featured Doctor: Adrienne Wood, ND

Dr. Adrienne Wood
431 Wilson Street
Box 404
Windsor NS B0N 2T0
Phone 902-799-0796

Born and raised in Windsor, Nova Scotia, I have a passion for health and happiness and am eager to be back in the Annapolis Valley to contribute to the health and harmony of the community.

After earning my Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario, I spent time teaching outdoor education and biology in Canada and traveling around the world. It was through these experiences that I grew my passion for health, nature, and teaching. I received a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, B.C. and am a member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic doctors, and licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia.

I whole-heartedly believe in the healing power of nature and our bodies. I understand that symptoms are your body’s way of indicating something is wrong or in disharmony and am dedicated to working with you to find a holistic approach to health. This approach doesn’t rely on drugs to suppress those symptoms, but focuses on understanding and treating the cause of them. I believe that health care practitioners should be approachable and should listen. I will give you the time and space you need to be heard and understood.

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