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September 22, 2016

Dr. Dorian Holmes, ND I love all the wonderful food that we can harvest during this season, especially Pumpkins. The month of October yields pumpkins that are plump, ripe and ready for the picking. Pumpkins belong to the Cucurbitaceae family. This family produces fast growing vines that produce other known fruit and vegetable favorites like […]

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Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND We cleanse our bodies, our cars, and our homes but let our minds fill with clutter. Thoughts about past events or worries about the future keep us in chronic ‘mental noise’. The impact of an overly busy mind is that the body becomes tense and anxious, digestive difficulties abound, hormones are […]

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Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND Despite numerous studies showing its lack of sensitivity at diagnosing low thyroid function, TSH continues to be the first (and often only) test used to assess thyroid function in the conventional medical system. Many of my patients report years of experiencing numerous symptoms of low thyroid function and yet are told […]

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Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Hypothyroidism is an extremely common, and unfortunately, under diagnosed and mismanaged condition. Conventional thinking describes hypothyroidism as a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce a sufficient amount of thyroid hormone. This can be indicated on a blood test when thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is abnormally elevated.   If TSH is […]

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August 8, 2016

Dr. Julia Christensen, ND There are still a few strawberries sprouting up in my garden and I thought this beautiful recipe would be a great way to use them up for a quick and easy breakfast . This recipe is written by Sarah Britton who writes one of my favorite food blogs so definitely check […]

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The image of harvest of red schizandra

Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND One of my favourite berries in my herbal arsenal is Schizandra, which I first discovered as a student. Its Chinese name, Wu Wei Zi, translates to five-flavoured fruit and it’s an accurate description. Chewing the berries releases all five flavours at once – sour, bitter, sweet, spicy and salty – to […]

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Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Your Endocrine system consists of a collection of glands that produce hormones to regulate metabolism, growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep cycle, and mood balance, among other things. Disruptions in production of hormones or dysregulation in the relationship between individual hormones or endocrine glands themselves, can result in health problems […]

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Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND When a medical professional says she or he specializes in “women’s health,” we naturally think of a certain set of biological parts. While it is true that those of us with this focus do spend a lot of time supporting the organs of the pelvis, and also healthy breast tissue, I […]

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July 14, 2016

With the start of summer in full swing, the local strawberries are at their best — deep red throughout and bursting with flavour.  Since they are naturally so sweet, it’s nice to pair them with other fruits and vegetables that are traditionally more on the bitter side.   Strawberries are known to be anti inflammatory, while […]

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July 13, 2016

Dr. Julie Moore, ND Burdock is the main ingredient in my Skin formula tincture. I have often contemplated renaming my Skin formula to ‘Blood Cleansing, Liver Detoxing, Kidney Draining, Anti-inflammatory and Anti-oxidant Formula’ but Skin formula has a nicer ring to it, and its cosmetic benefit is unparalleled. Most famously known as a blood cleanser (alterative), […]

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