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November 14, 2018

Dr. Erin Crossman, ND Blood pressure Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by circulating blood onto vessel (arterial) walls, determined by: The volume of blood the heart pumps, and The amount of resistance in arteries There are 2 measurements used: The 1st(systolic) is the measure of pressure when the heart contracts to push blood out […]

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Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Osteopathic Medicineis the science of healing founded on the concept that structure and function are interrelated. This means that if your physical body has a restriction in the bones, fascia, or soft tissues it can ultimately affect the function of that tissue and result in symptoms of disease.   There are several […]

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Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND When it comes to treating hypertension (high blood pressure), medications aren’t always the only option. Speaking with your naturopathic doctor can help shed light on individual options that would be safe and effective for you. Sometimes hypertension can be treated with lifestyle, diet and gentle herbs. Other times herbs may need […]

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Dr. Alexia Harris, ND A healthy diet that is geared towards attaining an ideal body weight is one of the most important goals for reducing blood pressure. In particular, a whole foods diet rich in plant-based foods is essential for providing adequate fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Specific foods that have been shown […]

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October 11, 2018

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) most commonly include concussions, closed head injuries, or penetrating injuries. These injuries can result from anything between a simple blow to the head to a significant external trauma that can impact the normal function of the brain. A TBI can have long-term physical, cognitive, behavioural, and psychological […]

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Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND About 30% of the brain is composed of omega-3 fatty acids. When injured (such as in a concussion) the brain tends to swell, and connections between nerve cells (neurons) are often damaged, while other nerve cells die. But research1,2 out of the National Institute of Health in the United States found […]

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Dr. Erin Crossman, ND Citicoline (also known as cytidine diphosphocholine or CDP-choline) is an essential compound found in our bodies which has been shown useful in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other neurologic disorders. It is considered a nootropic. The term nootropic is less than 50 years old but is growing in […]

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October 10, 2018

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND  I love making waffles for the kids to ensure they have a great start on school days.  You can enhance waffles by topping them with goat or sheep yogurt, chopped nuts, warm berries or adding a scoop of protein powder to the batter to super-charge their nutrient content.  They are great […]

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September 14, 2018

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND September tends to bring about changes in our daily routine as things gear up a notch at work or school. This is often accompanied by an increase in stress, which needs to be managed proactively in order to ensure that we have the energy and immune strength to endure the challenges […]

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Dr. Julia Christensen, ND As we enter September, the days are often still warm but we move towards the Earth energy and an increased sense of stability.  Summer brings with it a fire energy, one that is very much of “doing”, full of activity and growth.  The transition to September and fall can be a […]

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