It seems like everyone is talking about prebiotics and probiotics. They have been the hot topic of many nutritionists and dietitians as of late. But what are they and what's the difference between them? And do we really need them?

A helpful metaphor to understand the difference between a prebiotic and a probiotic may be a garden. You can add seeds—the probiotic bacteria—while the prebiotic fiber is the water and fertilizer that helps the seeds to grow and flourish.
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It's June and we're officially into the summer months! Warmer weather, barbeques outside, days in the park, bare feet...and you're still sneezing with itchy, watery eyes?!

For most people, summer signifies more than just fun in the sun, but also relief from annoying allergies that can make you miserable. But for many it just means a continuation of spring allergies with symptoms that present a bit differently.
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As a young girl, Dr. Roberts suffered from several different types of allergies and eczema. She would often break out in rashes and have several other allergic reactions, all of which couldn’t really be explained. When she was 13 years old, her parents took her to a Naturopathic Doctor to seek help and find answers.

A short time later, all her allergies and eczema cleared up. It was a mixture of homeopathic remedies as well as probiotics and a specified diet that did the trick.
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Everyone feels anxious at one time or another. Chances are, you’ve experienced some form of anxiety at some point in your life. Maybe you had pressure from work, or you were studying for an important exam, or maybe you were even just planning a big event and you were worried about how it would all work out.
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About 40% of Canadians are living with some sort of sleeping disorder, insomnia being the most prevalent. About 10% of adult Canadians experience persistent insomnia, while an additional 25% experience occasional symptoms of insomnia.
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This stunningly beautiful flower is native to the Americas where it blooms in several varieties and forms and is cultivated for its flowers of unmatched beauty, and others for the edible fruit it bears. There are several varieties of passion flower in cultivation. Though the commercially available passionfruit is produced by Passiflora edulis, also known as purple granadilla. But the passion flower is not just a creature of beauty, it also has several medicinal and healing properties.
 
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The lymphatic system is made up of organs, ducts, nodes and vessels and is a vital part of the circulatory system. It has one of the most important jobs in the human body: It moves lymphatic fluid throughout the body to regulate the balance of all fluids and helps to detoxify and remove toxins. It keeps the immune system operating well, while cleaning and nourishing all the cells in the body. Basically, it's job is to rid the body of any toxins like bacteria, viruses, white blood cells, and any other cellular waste that may build up within the body's tissues.
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Dr. Jesse Pierce is a Naturopathic Doctor and has been in practice in Ottawa for the last 8 years, and will be part of a new naturopathic clinic that will open this May in Ottawa, Ontario called BioHeal Ottawa. Dr. Pierce has done a lot of work with Pascoe’s Detox Kit and continues to be an advocate of it due to the positive response she gets about it from her patients.
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Spring is just around the corner! Have you thought about detoxing lately? Pascoe’s gentle and effective formula is now available in a 2-week kit!
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Coughing, runny nose, sneezing… ugh, cold and flu season is among us!

The common cold is indeed common. It is the human illness with the highest incidence – more than any other illness. 
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At Pascoe Canada, we take mental health very seriously. As February is Psychology month in Canada, we want to help spread the word and encourage awareness of mental illness. As more discussions happen and issues are brought to the forefront of conversations, we hope to help end the stigma around it. Pascoe works with Naturopathic Doctors to get to the root cause of mood imbalances and help them to treat their patients.
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Dr. Nadine Cyr is a Naturopathic Doctor and runs her own practice in Markham, Ontario. She is also the Medical Advisor for Pascoe Canada. Her passion for natural health and wellness goes back to her teen years. Her strong belief in the body’s innate ability to heal and her passion for the healing power of foods, herbs, and nature led her are what inspired her to go down the road of naturopathic medicine.
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