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March 6, 2013

Statistics Canada recently published a study indicating that Canadians are declining in their levels of Vitamin D.  Given the significant health impact that ideal levels of Vitamin D provide including optimizing bone health, reducing Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer and Depression and reducing the incidence and severity of infection these results are suprising and concerning to […]

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February 13, 2013

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND, RAc The symptom of insomnia reflects either an acute stress or it is due to a deeper imbalance. Natural remedies can help to relieve the suffering of inadequate sleep especially during times of high stress.  Herbs such as passionflower, valerian and scutellaria can truly be a miracle at these times.  If however, […]

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February 12, 2013

Dr. Terrie Van Alstyne, ND Cut out coffee, alcohol, junk and processed foods Increase vegetarian meals Decrease meat to 3X/week and eat free range poultry only Drink ½ organic lemon juiced in warm water first thing in the morning 20 minutes prior to breakfast to stimulate the liver Increase water intake to 1 oz per […]

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Dr. Terrie Van Alstyne, N.D. The liver is the one organ that takes the brunt of dealing with all of the toxic metabolites in the body. These toxins come into the body from many sources including: air‐born pollution, pollutants in our water such as chlorine, heavy metals, drugs, pesticides, etc., chemicals sprayed on or injected […]

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February 6, 2013

Dr. Deirdre O’Neill, ND Cervical cancer screening guidelines have changed recently in Canada, following suit of the CDC’s guidelines to the South. The new recommendations are : No routine screening for women under age 25, including sexually active women.  Previous recommendation was starting at age 18 especially in sexually active women A strong recommendation for screening women […]

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Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND Probiotics promote regular bowel movements, improve digestion in general, enhance immune function, produce antioxidants, normalize skin conditions, reduce cholesterol, help to maintain bone health, help to manage blood sugar levels and promote a positive mood. Fermented foods contain natural, good bacteria and are well tolerated by people who experience adverse reactions […]

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January 8, 2013

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND The paradigm of excess weight being the result of excess caloric intake coupled with lack of activity has failed to produce consistent results in weight management over the decades, nor does it explain why some individuals can avoid exercise and eat a bag of cookies and stay slim while others eat […]

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Salivary hormone testing is a non-invasive and effective way of assessing levels of sex hormones and adrenal hormones in the body.  Saliva collection takes place four times in one day.  Samples are used to provide an assessment of the cortisol curve of the individual, as well as pooled levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA.  […]

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OPTIMIZE IN 2013!   With the New Year fresh in our minds use the turning over of a new calendar as an opportunity to take stock of where you are and where you would like to be in life path.  In terms of health this is an ideal time for a personal inventory.  Even if […]

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Carrot and Red Pepper Soup 2 yellow onions chopped 3 cups chopped carrots 1/3 cup of dry white wine ¼ tsp sea salt 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled and diced 1 tsp dried thyme 1/3 tsp dried dill 3 cups vegetable stock 1/3 cup white miso 2 cups soymilk or rice milk or almond […]

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