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The Fastest Test for Digestive Function: The Indican Test

August 07, 2018

Did you know there is a simple, in office test that can tell you about several key factors impacting your gut, including: stomach acid production production of digestive enzymes malabsorption bacterial overgrowth I bet you didn’t! Too few doctors are using this simple test to diagnose digestive concerns (and it can also be used to […]

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NSAID Overuse

June 25, 2018

The things you didn’t know about your pain medication that could hurt you. After winning a 24-hour track run in record time, Stephanie Ehret should have been celebrating. Instead she was in the hospital being treated for rhabdomyolosis[i]. This is a dangerous breakdown of muscle that can damage your kidneys. Turns out she wasn’t following […]

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Low Key Addictions

June 18, 2018

Cigarettes. Alcohol. Gambling. Heroin. When most people think of addiction, these are the things that come to mind. While you may not be enabling a pack-a-day habit, you may have addictive tendencies to something much more minor. Think about it: If I told you that your morning coffee is off-limits tomorrow, how do you react? […]

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Social Media? Who Are You Following?

May 22, 2018

Gone are the days when being followed was a creepy event. With the advent of social media, being “followed” is now a desirable feat. While most people agree that the growth of social media isn’t slowing down any time soon, many also agree that it has the potential to wreak havoc on your mental health. […]

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Aching. Stiff. Sore Joints. Osteoarthritis and YOUR choices.

May 15, 2018

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting millions of North Americans. It generally affects those over 40 years of age and is often one sided, preferring knees, hips and thumbs. Over time, the cartilage that normally supports and cushions joint motion begins to wear down. The cartilage itself does not […]

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Natural Treatment of PCOS

April 10, 2018

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is the most common hormone imbalance impacting women and teenage girls. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, meaning “multiple ovarian cysts” can start during puberty and can persist for years. For some women it starts later – but for all women and teenage girls, it is an incredibly frustrating, and sometimes painful condition. […]

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The Fix: Own Your Brain

April 03, 2018

The Danger of Assuming Potential Experience The fundamental issue we are all facing is the assumption we make about our potential. We think we have this massive amount of potential and, whether that is true or not, the assumption of it is not helpful in attempting to actualize it. In assuming that anything is unlimited, […]

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Fertility Frustrations: Endometriosis

March 26, 2018

Endometriosis impacts around 1 in 10 women of menstruating age and one-third to one-half of those women will struggle with infertility – about twice the rate of infertility of the general population.   If you know you have endometriosis, or suspect it (painful periods, painful intercourse and pain when having a bowel movement are key signs), […]

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Adrenal Fatigue: The Autoimmune Connection

March 21, 2018

What do your adrenal glands have to do with your immune system? Everything, when it comes to healing your body and living your best life. Your adrenal glands respond to stress and regulate inflammation in the body. Autoimmune conditions are often triggered by stress and depend on healthy adrenal function to prevent a flare up […]

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Prejuvenation – Keeping Skin Looking Young and Healthy

March 07, 2018

Prejuvenation – Keeping Skin Looking Young and Healthy Many of my patients come to see me looking to restore their skin to health and to treat specific concerns including acne, scars, wrinkles and dark spots. What I have recently been thinking about is what Naturopathic medicine and holistic skincare can do to prevent these concerns […]

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