Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF)

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation provides expert advice and compassionate support to the millions of Canadians who suffer from digestive disorders.
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We are the Foundation of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. Because we are directly connected to Canada's leading digestive health experts, physicians, scientists and other health care professionals, you can trust us to provide you with practical, science-based information that is up to date and unbiased. We are here to help you recognize symptoms that could be related to digestive diso

We are the Foundation of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. Because we are directly connected to Canada's leading digestive health experts, physicians, scientists and other health care professionals, you can trust us to provide you with practical, science-based information that is up to date and unbiased. We are here to help you recognize symptoms that could be related to digestive diso

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On our website this week, we discussed the differences between #probiotics and #prebiotics and what roles they play in o...
09/02/2021

On our website this week, we discussed the differences between #probiotics and #prebiotics and what roles they play in our body.

Check out the infographic version highlighting the key points here:
https://cdhf.ca/health-lifestyle/probiotics-vs-prebiotics/
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On our website this week, we discussed the differences between #probiotics and #prebiotics and what roles they play in our body.

Check out the infographic version highlighting the key points here:
https://cdhf.ca/health-lifestyle/probiotics-vs-prebiotics/
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09/01/2021

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Ready to go #backtoschool? How about some AEProbio #ProfessionalDiscoveryAcademy webinars for some exciting fall learning? We have a great lineup coming this fall, so don't wait til it's too late! There are some amazing sessions; for more info, check the link in bio @aeprobio

If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you’re probably experiencing abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea...
08/31/2021
How to Manage IBS: Animation - Canadian Digestive Health Foundation

If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you’re probably experiencing abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or any of these:

Cramps
Urgency
Change in your stool form
Abnormal stool frequency
Feeling like you haven’t completely emptied your bowels after a bowel movement
Mucus in stool

But how do you get diagnosed? What type do you have? and what are some of the treatment options? We cover all of this and more in our NEW animation:

Eng: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/how-to-manage-ibs-animation/

Fr: https://cdhf.ca/fr/digestive-disorders/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/comment-gerer-le-syndrome-du-colon-irritable-animation/

What is IBS and how do you manage? How do you get diagnosed? What type do you have? What are the best treatment options? We cover all of this and more in our animation.

While probiotics and prebiotics sound similar, they are very different and have different roles in gut health. To help c...
08/31/2021
Probiotics vs Prebiotics - Canadian Digestive Health Foundation

While probiotics and prebiotics sound similar, they are very different and have different roles in gut health.

To help clear up the confusion, we’ve broken down the differences between the two here: https://cdhf.ca/health-lifestyle/probiotics-vs-prebiotics/

Available in French: https://cdhf.ca/fr/health-lifestyle/les-probiotiques-compares-aux-prebiotiques/

Activia

There’s lots of talk about probiotics these days and their role in digestive health and disease. While probiotics and prebiotics sound similar, they are very different and have different roles in gut health. We discuss in this article.

Support Canada’s IBD Nurses! CDHF is conducting a study to best understand how Canadian Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)...
08/30/2021

Support Canada’s IBD Nurses!

CDHF is conducting a study to best understand how Canadian Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) nurses impact the quality of care, health outcomes and quality of life of IBD patients and their caregivers. We need to gather statistical information about IBD nurses to understand how they have impacted your care, disease management and quality of life.

Filling out this ten-minute survey will do a lot to help us highlight the impact IBD nurses have on the lives of Canadians living with IBD, and show the right people how important it is to prioritize this type of care in long term health plans for the country.

Take it now or tag someone in the comments below:
https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/crohns-disease/survey-support-canadas-ibd-nurses/

Support Canada’s IBD Nurses!

CDHF is conducting a study to best understand how Canadian Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) nurses impact the quality of care, health outcomes and quality of life of IBD patients and their caregivers. We need to gather statistical information about IBD nurses to understand how they have impacted your care, disease management and quality of life.

Filling out this ten-minute survey will do a lot to help us highlight the impact IBD nurses have on the lives of Canadians living with IBD, and show the right people how important it is to prioritize this type of care in long term health plans for the country.

Take it now or tag someone in the comments below:
https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/crohns-disease/survey-support-canadas-ibd-nurses/

You’re likely to first see your primary care doctor if you have signs and symptoms of #gastroparesis. From there, you ma...
08/27/2021

You’re likely to first see your primary care doctor if you have signs and symptoms of #gastroparesis. From there, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist, as well as a dietitian who can help you manage your diet plan.

https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/preparing-for-an-appointment/

You’re likely to first see your primary care doctor if you have signs and symptoms of #gastroparesis. From there, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist, as well as a dietitian who can help you manage your diet plan.

https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/preparing-for-an-appointment/

Recent research in the area of gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia has shed some much needed light on the two disorde...
08/25/2021

Recent research in the area of gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia has shed some much needed light on the two disorders, especially in regards to their similarities and differences. Gastroparesis awareness month is still happening!

Read all about it here: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/gastroparesis-and-functional-dyspepsia/

Recent research in the area of gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia has shed some much needed light on the two disorders, especially in regards to their similarities and differences. Gastroparesis awareness month is still happening!

Read all about it here: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/gastroparesis-and-functional-dyspepsia/

Fermented foods and probiotics are two areas that are very popular in the field of gut-health promotion. People often th...
08/24/2021
Probiotics vs Fermented Foods - Canadian Digestive Health Foundation

Fermented foods and probiotics are two areas that are very popular in the field of gut-health promotion. People often think fermented foods and probiotics are the same - but they differ in many important ways! We discuss what they are, and which foods typically fall into each category.

Read all about it here: https://cdhf.ca/health-lifestyle/probiotics-vs-fermented-foods/

Available in French: https://cdhf.ca/fr/health-lifestyle/les-probiotiques-compares-aux-aliments-fermentes/

Activia

Fermented foods and probiotics are two areas that are very popular in the field of gut-health promotion. People often think fermented foods and probiotics are the same - but they differ in many important ways! We break it down.

Gaming for Gastroparesis is back TODAY & we are SO excited! Head to twitch.tv/astreigha at 1 PM Eastern / 2 PM Atlantic ...
08/21/2021

Gaming for Gastroparesis is back TODAY & we are SO excited!
Head to twitch.tv/astreigha at 1 PM Eastern / 2 PM Atlantic to play along in the fun with @Astreigha & @Vaynum!

If you would like to support this fundraiser by donating you can do so at: https://tiltify.com/@astreigha/gaming-for-gastroparesis-2021

Gaming for Gastroparesis is back TODAY & we are SO excited!
Head to twitch.tv/astreigha at 1 PM Eastern / 2 PM Atlantic to play along in the fun with @Astreigha & @Vaynum!

If you would like to support this fundraiser by donating you can do so at: https://tiltify.com/@astreigha/gaming-for-gastroparesis-2021

TOMORROW we are Gaming for Gastroparesis! Jennifer (@Astreigha on Twitch) and her partner @Vaynum will be streaming thei...
08/20/2021

TOMORROW we are Gaming for Gastroparesis!
Jennifer (@Astreigha on Twitch) and her partner @Vaynum will be streaming their favourite games, while raising awareness & funds for gastroparesis!

Head to twitch.tv/astreigha tomorrow starting at 1 PM Eastern / 2 PM Atlantic!

The first week of RISEUp for Digestive Diseases has been a smashing success, all thanks to our wonderful participants an...
08/19/2021

The first week of RISEUp for Digestive Diseases has been a smashing success, all thanks to our wonderful participants and supporters! Remember, it's not too late to donate - we'll be running, riding, biking, and walking until September 12th. We would also like to take a moment to thank our amazing sponsors for making all of this possible. From the bottom of our hearts and the depths of our guts, THANK YOU!

You can donate here! https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/event/362240/en-CA?fbclid=IwAR1uOuCCeH8tB_78VNbvM15VEYjLnK7DSC3Y5BDc2EyukCHJgkJJFLkYduA

The first week of RISEUp for Digestive Diseases has been a smashing success, all thanks to our wonderful participants and supporters! Remember, it's not too late to donate - we'll be running, riding, biking, and walking until September 12th. We would also like to take a moment to thank our amazing sponsors for making all of this possible. From the bottom of our hearts and the depths of our guts, THANK YOU!

You can donate here! https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/event/362240/en-CA?fbclid=IwAR1uOuCCeH8tB_78VNbvM15VEYjLnK7DSC3Y5BDc2EyukCHJgkJJFLkYduA

According to Minnesota Gastroenterology Clinic, a diet plan for #gastroparesis consists of foods that empty from the gut...
08/18/2021

According to Minnesota Gastroenterology Clinic, a diet plan for #gastroparesis consists of foods that empty from the gut quickly and are easy to digest. Talk to your doctor or dietitian before making any dietary changes. Learn more: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/diet-plan/

According to Minnesota Gastroenterology Clinic, a diet plan for #gastroparesis consists of foods that empty from the gut quickly and are easy to digest. Talk to your doctor or dietitian before making any dietary changes. Learn more: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/diet-plan/

Gaming for Gastroparesis is THIS WEEKEND!! Jennifer Astreigha and her partner will be streaming their favourite games, w...
08/16/2021
Gaming for Gastroparesis: Hope for a Cure is BACK!

Gaming for Gastroparesis is THIS WEEKEND!!

Jennifer Astreigha and her partner will be streaming their favourite games, while raising awareness & funds for gastroparesis!

Head to twitch.tv/astreigha on August 21st starting at 1 PM Eastern / 2 PM Atlantic!

https://youtu.be/-CudZdNEWJU

Save the Date: August 21, 2021!If you’ve never heard of Twitch, it is an online platform where gamer’s stream video games they are playing online. Viewers ar...

#Gastroparesis is a debilitating stomach disease for which there is no cure. However, there are a few medications for ga...
08/13/2021

#Gastroparesis is a debilitating stomach disease for which there is no cure. However, there are a few medications for gastroparesis that may help mask symptoms and make life more manageable. Check out our comprehensive list here: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/medications-for-gastroparesis/

#Gastroparesis is a debilitating stomach disease for which there is no cure. However, there are a few medications for gastroparesis that may help mask symptoms and make life more manageable. Check out our comprehensive list here: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/medications-for-gastroparesis/

Happy Gastroparesis Awareness Month! Check out CDHF’s gastroparesis content on iMD's patient education platform AND sign...
08/12/2021

Happy Gastroparesis Awareness Month! Check out CDHF’s gastroparesis content on iMD's patient education platform AND sign up for access to even more resources: https://www.imdhealth.com/
iMD Health Canada

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month.

Early signs and symptoms of Gastroparesis include weight loss, abdominal bloating and loss of appetite. Learn more about about Gastroparesis with patient-friendly resources from Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) on the IMD Health Platform!
https://bit.ly/3xs0piB

Today is the day we begin our RISEUp For Digestive Disease - 2021 Virtual Event! We're beyond excited and so thankful fo...
08/12/2021

Today is the day we begin our RISEUp For Digestive Disease - 2021 Virtual Event! We're beyond excited and so thankful for everyone who has registered or donated.

Please continue to spread the word, as donations will be accepted until the end of our event on September 12th. Now let's get out there and walk, run, ride, and roll for digestive health!

https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/event/362240/en-CA?fbclid=IwAR1uOuCCeH8tB_78VNbvM15VEYjLnK7DSC3Y5BDc2EyukCHJgkJJFLkYduA

Today is the day we begin our RISEUp For Digestive Disease - 2021 Virtual Event! We're beyond excited and so thankful for everyone who has registered or donated.

Please continue to spread the word, as donations will be accepted until the end of our event on September 12th. Now let's get out there and walk, run, ride, and roll for digestive health!

https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/event/362240/en-CA?fbclid=IwAR1uOuCCeH8tB_78VNbvM15VEYjLnK7DSC3Y5BDc2EyukCHJgkJJFLkYduA

Treatment options for #gastroparesis may include diet & lifestyle changes, in combination with medication management. In...
08/11/2021

Treatment options for #gastroparesis may include diet & lifestyle changes, in combination with medication management. In more severe cases, enteral nutrition (feeding tube), or a surgical implantable device may be considered.⁠ Learn more: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/tests-and-treatment/

Treatment options for #gastroparesis may include diet & lifestyle changes, in combination with medication management. In more severe cases, enteral nutrition (feeding tube), or a surgical implantable device may be considered.⁠ Learn more: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/tests-and-treatment/

RISEup for Digestive Diseases starts in TWO DAYS PEOPLE! That's right, August 12th is when we start riding, running, wal...
08/10/2021

RISEup for Digestive Diseases starts in TWO DAYS PEOPLE! That's right, August 12th is when we start riding, running, walking, or rolling to raise funds for important digestive disease research and awareness initiatives! We'll be out there until September 12th giving it our all for guts everywhere!

Check out the link if you'd like to participate, create a team, or simply donate a few dollars to this wonderful cause.

https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/event/362240/en-CA?fbclid=IwAR1uOuCCeH8tB_78VNbvM15VEYjLnK7DSC3Y5BDc2EyukCHJgkJJFLkYduA

RISEup for Digestive Diseases starts in TWO DAYS PEOPLE! That's right, August 12th is when we start riding, running, walking, or rolling to raise funds for important digestive disease research and awareness initiatives! We'll be out there until September 12th giving it our all for guts everywhere!

Check out the link if you'd like to participate, create a team, or simply donate a few dollars to this wonderful cause.

https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/event/362240/en-CA?fbclid=IwAR1uOuCCeH8tB_78VNbvM15VEYjLnK7DSC3Y5BDc2EyukCHJgkJJFLkYduA

It has been observed that in many cases, #gastroparesis is caused by damage to the vagus nerve (an important link from t...
08/06/2021

It has been observed that in many cases, #gastroparesis is caused by damage to the vagus nerve (an important link from the gut to the brain). Diabetes, or surgery to the stomach or small intestine can cause vagus nerve damage. Learn more: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/what-is-gastroparesis/

It has been observed that in many cases, #gastroparesis is caused by damage to the vagus nerve (an important link from the gut to the brain). Diabetes, or surgery to the stomach or small intestine can cause vagus nerve damage. Learn more: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/what-is-gastroparesis/

#RISEUp for Digestive Diseases starts in just 5 DAYS!! Walk, run, ride or roll from August 12-September 12th while raisi...
08/05/2021

#RISEUp for Digestive Diseases starts in just 5 DAYS!! Walk, run, ride or roll from August 12-September 12th while raising funds for important digestive disease research and awareness initiatives. Register Today: https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/event/362240/en-CA

#RISEUp for Digestive Diseases starts in just 5 DAYS!! Walk, run, ride or roll from August 12-September 12th while raising funds for important digestive disease research and awareness initiatives. Register Today: https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/event/362240/en-CA

In case you missed it, August is #GastroparesisAwarenessMonth! Gastroparesis is a disease in which the stomach cannot em...
08/04/2021

In case you missed it, August is #GastroparesisAwarenessMonth!
Gastroparesis is a disease in which the stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. Symptoms include heartburn, nausea, vomiting & feeling full quickly when eating.
Learn more: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/

In case you missed it, August is #GastroparesisAwarenessMonth!
Gastroparesis is a disease in which the stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. Symptoms include heartburn, nausea, vomiting & feeling full quickly when eating.
Learn more: https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/

Photos from Lieutenant Governor Judy M. Foote's post
08/03/2021

Photos from Lieutenant Governor Judy M. Foote's post

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month in Canada!So, what is gastroparesis? Well, gastroparesis is also often referred ...
08/01/2021

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month in Canada!

So, what is gastroparesis? Well, gastroparesis is also often referred to as delayed gastric emptying. The term “gastric” refers to the stomach. Usually, the stomach voids its contents in a disciplined fashion into the small intestine. Those with gastroparesis are unable to do this, and the food they ingest rarely makes it past their stomachs. Symptoms involve vomiting up food that has sat undigested in the stomach for days, loss of appetite, extreme bloating and severe stomach pains.

It is an extremely debilitating disease for which there is no cure and very few treatment options to help improve quality of life.

In an effort to raise awareness, we will be sharing our resources all month long, and have our annual Gaming for Gastroparesis charity stream fundraiser coming up at the end of the month with Astreigha to raise funds.

Click the link below to learn more about gastroparesis and share this graphic! https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month in Canada!

So, what is gastroparesis? Well, gastroparesis is also often referred to as delayed gastric emptying. The term “gastric” refers to the stomach. Usually, the stomach voids its contents in a disciplined fashion into the small intestine. Those with gastroparesis are unable to do this, and the food they ingest rarely makes it past their stomachs. Symptoms involve vomiting up food that has sat undigested in the stomach for days, loss of appetite, extreme bloating and severe stomach pains.

It is an extremely debilitating disease for which there is no cure and very few treatment options to help improve quality of life.

In an effort to raise awareness, we will be sharing our resources all month long, and have our annual Gaming for Gastroparesis charity stream fundraiser coming up at the end of the month with Astreigha to raise funds.

Click the link below to learn more about gastroparesis and share this graphic! https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/gastroparesis/

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