Blood sugar regulation is process that is carefully balanced by our bodies. We break down food to produce glucose and this is used by our cells for energy. Insulin, a hormone, acts as a key to open the door into the cell and allow glucose inside. If our blood sugar goes too low, another hormone […]
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, so here are a few simple tips for prevention! Exercise: Women who do aerobic exercise 3-5 times per week have a 37-60% less risk of breast cancer. Exercise lowers the amount of estrogen and dangerous estrogen metabolites. Stress Reduction: Chronic stress is a huge risk factor not only for heart […]
Lets talk about Ebola For the past several weeks I’ve been listening to the rhetoric surrounding Ebola and during that time I’ve been researching what is truth and what is fabrication. I’ve read commentary that downplays the virus through sheer ignorance and also those reports that can best be described as fear mongering, seemingly written […]
Everyone knows that if you’re tired, sluggish, gaining weight or can’t lose weight, depressed and losing hair that you have thyroid problems – except that in reality it could also be undiagnosed PCOS. So frequently I have women come into my office who are concerned that they have thyroid disease but the blood tests come […]
“Don’t just treat the symptom – treat the cause.” I couldn’t agree more with this statement. I did find it funny, however, that it was the opening sentence on a website I checked out after seeing an ad that made me feel I just had to write a blog about it. “Gold Bond Medicated Body […]
The problems of irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, dysbiosis, heartburn, slow stomach emptying, and intestinal candidiasis are digestive complaints for sure, but they are also symptoms of underlying Adrenal Dysfunction.
Should coconuts be off the menu? Are there valid reasons to avoid coconut oil, meat, milk or water? My clients occasionally do see problems with coconuts (and I do too). Sometimes it’s the oil and sometimes issues occur with the meat or milk. Coconuts can offer wonderful health benefits, both internally and externally, but like […]
Many people have symptoms of a parasite infection and don’t even know it! Research shows that a significant proportion of the population has a parasite infection. Parasite infections can cause many symptoms, and the most difficult part about it is that most of the symptoms they cause are not even gastrointestinally related. This means you may not […]
When, as a naturopathic physician, I treat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, I find one of the most effective tools to permanent resolution is a ketogenic, paleo-type way of eating. Although there are a few other tricks to be had, diet is a big one. To understand why a ketogenic way of eating is […]
Advocare is a multilevel marketing (MLM) company that sells nutrition and weight loss supplements. If you are on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, chances are you know someone that is a distributor for these products. Advocare has become increasingly popular in recent years, signing on numerous famous athletes as endorsers. They even recently recruited Rich Froning […]
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