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March 15, 2019

Dr. Julia Christensen, ND Hair loss can present in a variety of patterns including diffuse hair loss, brittle and breaking with a straw like texture, patches of hairloss, and receding hairline.  There are many factors that must be looked at to determine the reason for these different patterns of hair loss.  Whether or not the […]

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Dr. Jessica Moore, ND Cosmetic and therapeutic benefits of fish oil have been studied for over 50 years. Rich in fatty acids, fish oils are specifically known for their high content of long-chain, polyunsaturated (omega-3) fatty acids (PUFAs). Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are the two PUFAs responsible for much of the medicinal […]

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Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND  I remember my grandmother making bone broth and putting all the vegetable discards in the pot on the stove – things like the carrot ends and onion skins.  I didn’t understand as a child the importance of these items nutritionally until I went to naturopathic medical school.  Onion skins contain a […]

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February 19, 2019

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, “The number of Canadians with dementia is rising sharply. As of today, there are over half a million Canadians living with dementia – plus about 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year.” There are four types of conventional dementia: lewy body, vascular, frontotemporal, and Alzheimer’s, with Alzheimer’s […]

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Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND We are born with 100 billion neurons, and with every neuron in contact with 1,000 other cells (on average) there are more than 100 trillion synaptic connections in our brain!  However, the neurotransmitters that relay information within these synapses are not static from birth and require constant synthesis and breakdown for […]

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Dr. Leah Hassall, ND One of the concerns of aging is cognitive decline and dementia. Omega-3 fatty acids (i.e. plant and fish oils) are readily available and are frequently used for many inflammatory conditions. I am often asked if fish oils can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or even prevent it. In this […]

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Dr. Alexia Harris, ND The medicinal mushroom, Hericium erinaceus, commonly known as Lion’s mane, has gained popularity for its ability to support the brain and nervous system. Researchers have identified and isolated two nerve growth stimulant (NGS) compounds, erinacines and hericiones, which have been shown to stimulate regrowth of neurons and their myelin, the insulating […]

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January 17, 2019

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND RAc Successfully losing weight is challenging for many patients. This is especially true when insulin resistance is one of the underlying causes of weight gain.  When the body’s cells’ sensitivity to insulin decreases the usual interventions of eating healthier, exercising more and getting more sleep often aren’t effective in leading to weight […]

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January 15, 2019

Dr. Erin Crossman, ND   “Oh sure I’ll have one more, it’s the holidays!” Does that sound familiar? Although it was fun while it lasted, now it’s January. Many people might be happy to return to a healthier routine, so comes the season of setting goals! And a common goal is weight loss, but how […]

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Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND We are often told that diet, genetics, and endocrine balance are the primary factors that determine our body weight set point.  However, there is another often-overlooked variable that can play an important role in maintaining your body weight.  This is your personal collection of microorganisms, or your Microbiome. How could the […]

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