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August 13, 2019

Dr. Jessica Moore, ND   A “sticky” and common, question from patients and their family members is about sugar and cancer – Does sugar feed cancer? The short answer is: “yes, but it’s a little bit more complicated than that.”   *Vocabulary note to the reader: “Glucose” is one type of dietary sugar. Dietary sugars […]

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Dr. Erin Crossman, ND   Let’s briefly discuss the relationship between sugar and cancer and then touch on tests for how sugar may be impacting your body.   Most sugars consumed are converted into glucose sugar in our bodies. Glucose is a primary fuel source for most cells of the body.   Compared to a […]

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Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND   Glucose is the primary source of fuel for the trillions of cells in our body.  Too much glucose in the blood, however, can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes which in turn can induce a litany of health problems including excess weight, cardiovascular changes, damage to kidneys, nerves, and eyes, […]

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Dr. Julia Christensen, ND This recipe is full of fresh, colourful, flavourful, and nutrient packed vegetables, fruit, and herbs offering many health benefits!  It’s possible to leave some of the ingredients out and substitute with others as needed based on what is available and to suit each personal palate. To reduce the sugar content the apple […]

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July 12, 2019

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc   The human female is no stranger to change.  A woman’s body is designed to transform itself repeatedly throughout her lifetime particularly within the complex tapestry of her reproductive system.  At birth, a female baby is born with between two to four million oocytes (immature eggs) in her ovaries, by age […]

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Dr. Alexia Harris, ND   Despite menopause being a natural process of aging, the transitional period between the reproductive and menopausal years (known as perimenopause) is often not a smooth ride. During this transition, ovulation becomes irregular leading to fluctuations in hormone levels. Although, estrogen and progesterone (the main female hormones) levels decline in menopause, […]

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Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND During the perimenopausal years symptoms vary greatly from one woman to another and will typically ebb and flow during the years.  Given these fluctuations and vast difference in symptoms it may be recommended to pursue testing in order to determine which hormones are out of balance. Periodic testing helps to monitor treatment […]

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Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND This delicious smoothie is packed full of nutrients to support the endocrine system and aid in creating balance during times of hormonal shifts. Blueberries provide a hearty dose of antioxidants, while Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds provide minerals like selenium and zinc to support thyroid function and the immune system. Golden […]

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June 18, 2019

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common metabolic-hormonal condition that affects millions of women. The cause of PCOS may be multifactorial, and seems to involve a combination of genetics and environmental exposures. Some women with PCOS have cysts on their ovaries, but many don’t, and we now know that the condition […]

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Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND Polycystic ovary syndrome is a complex condition; it involves genetic, developmental, dietary, emotional, hormonal and metabolic factors. A full health history, assessment of symptoms, and testing will help us achieve a proper diagnosis. Symptoms can help guide us, but are not always clear to identify what is actually happening in your […]

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