Category: Blood Sugar Imbalance

January 17, 2019

Chromium: A Beneficial Mineral for Weight Loss

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 […]

Read more
December 11, 2018

Uncovering and Correcting Blood Sugar Dysregulation

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 […]

Read more

Diabetes & The Reversal Of Disease

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 […]

Read more

A1C Reliably Estimates Blood Sugar Levels

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 […]

Read more
November 22, 2016

Brain Fog: Time to burn it off and reclaim your brain

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND Have you ever found yourself stuck mid-sentence trying to find the right word? Or any word for that matter!? Do you ever walk into a room for “something” only to stand there blankly, trying to remember what on earth you were supposed to do or supposed to get? Do you find […]

Read more
February 16, 2016

Cortisol Rebalancing: A Personalized Approach

Dr. Jeannie Achuff, ND  A major player in insulin resistance is stress which, in physiological terms, means elevated cortisol levels or adrenal imbalance. Our modern lifestyles impose a higher than desirable level of constant/ baseline stress on our systems. Even if we have not been through one of the recognized top life stressors recently (marriage, […]

Read more

Insulin Resistance: What it is and what you can do about it.

Dr. Kristin Schnurr, ND What is Insulin Resistance? Insulin is the hormone whose main function is to process sugar in the bloodstream and carry it to fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for later use. When your body is flooded with too much insulin too much of the time, your cells can become […]

Read more
March 11, 2014

Blood Sugar Balance for Optimal Health and Energy

  In this video, Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND explains, elevated blood sugar levels have been linked to such modern afflictions as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, arthritis, dementia, and cancers. This talk seeks to explain the potential for harm caused by chronically elevated blood sugar levels or erratic blood sugar swings. Link to video here  

Read more
December 2, 2013

The Scoop on Sugar

Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND How to getting through the Sweets Season with more balance. For the first time in our human history, sugar is harder to avoid than it is to obtain. In our not so distant past, sugar was hard to come by – we actually had to work strenuously for it!  Today, sugar is a […]

Read more