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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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Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Soups are a great option for weight loss for a number of reasons. One of these reasons being decreased number of calories. If you are looking for an easy way to cut down on calories consider a vegetable soup. The recipe listed below is packed with nutrients given the wide variety […]

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December 11, 2018

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND November was Diabetes Awareness Month in Canada. With one in three Canadians already living with diabetes and an estimated 1.5 million living with undiagnosed diabetes, it is important to have an open and honest conversation about high blood sugars. Chronically elevated blood sugars happen when the body’s pancreas either cannot make […]

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Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Although naturopathic medicine offers a wide variety of treatment options in the management of diabetes, at the heart of it the long-term positive effects on Type II Diabetes can be seen with lifestyle changes. Exercise has been shown to not only slow peripheral neuropathy (impaired sensation), often seen with diabetes, but […]

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Dr. Jessica Moore, ND An A1C test reliably estimates blood sugar levels over the past 80-120 days. Used to either diagnose diabetes or to monitor diabetes treatment. It is a simple and inexpensive blood test that does not require fasting or preparation Alternate names used: HbA1C, glycosylated hemoglobin and glycated hemoglobin This cornerstone test differs […]

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Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND This delicious gluten-free recipe for a classic dessert is sure to please! Enjoy! Servings: 6 Ingredients: 5  apples peeled, cored and sliced (Gala, Braeburn or Honeycrisp) 1 pint fresh blackberries 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon vanilla extract  1 tablespoon arrowroot powder  1 cup blanched almond flour ( not almond meal) ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons organic butter or coconut oil  2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup […]

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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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