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April 15, 2016

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND HMF Neuro by Genestra is a unique probiotic preparation containing various strains and species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria to specifically assist with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). Research shows that autistic children have a significantly higher rate of gastrointestinal tract disorders. Chronic gut inflammation can increase […]

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Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Autism is being diagnosed at an alarming rate in the last 5 – 10 years. And unfortunately at this point in time, there is no official cause. This has led to countless debates and theories to arise, as the medical world tries to determine a therapeutic target for treatment. The good […]

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Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND In medicine there is a saying that “Genetics load the gun, and the environment pulls the trigger.” Essentially, having a genetic predisposition to a disease or condition does not guarantee that it will develop, nor does not having a gene act as insurance against the disease. For example, not all women […]

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Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND Having just past the spring equinox we start to enjoy longer days and say goodbye to the chill of winter. The tulips and crocuses are blooming, and with them comes a new crop of seasonal vegetables. As we leave the hearty soups behind, this recipe incorporates spring favourites that are lighter […]

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Jenny's first French toast in our room at the Essex House.
March 15, 2016

Dr. Deirdre O’Neill, ND Serves: 2-3 Prep time: 10min Cook Time: 7-10min Ingredients ~ Udi’s Gluten free white sandwich bread (this is the best brand of bread to use if you are wanting to get the look and taste of traditional french toast) ~ 3 Organic Eggs (you can substitute with duck eggs if desired, […]

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March 14, 2016

Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND Chaste tree fruit or Vitex agnus-castus (latin name) is one of the most popular and effective herbal medicines for the treatment of PMS and menstrual cycle irregularities. It has a long history of use for hormone balancing, dating back to 2000 years ago in ancient Greece. Today extracts of this herb […]

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Dr. Julie Moore, ND Hormonal imbalances affect women of all ages. Women who are cycling may experience infertility, PMS, painful periods, mood swings and anxiety. Perimenopausal and menopausal women may experience hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances and cognitive issues in addition to an increased risk of bone loss and cardiovascular disease. Serious hormonal issues […]

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The Pill does not regulate your menstrual cycle: why we facilitate normal hormonal cycling to support menstruation and treatment of symptoms. Dr. Julia Christensen ND The menstrual cycle, also known as the moon cycle exists as the result of an orchestrated symphony involving many hormone pathways from the brain to the ovaries. There is a […]

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February 16, 2016

Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND  A major player in insulin resistance is stress which, in physiological terms, means elevated cortisol levels or adrenal imbalance. Our modern lifestyles impose a higher than desirable level of constant/ baseline stress on our systems. Even if we have not been through one of the recognized top life stressors recently (marriage, […]

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Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND What is Insulin Resistance? Insulin is the hormone whose main function is to process sugar in the bloodstream and carry it to fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for later use. When your body is flooded with too much insulin too much of the time, your cells can become […]

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