Category: Diabetes

August 13, 2019

Sugar, Cancer and Testing

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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March 22, 2017

Healthy Aging: Protecting Your Kidneys

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND The kidneys are not organs that we think much about, but they work incredibly hard for us every day. In traditional Chinese medicine, the kidneys are said to store our “jing” or “essence”, which is the essential fluid in our body containing the “life force” or “Qi”. As March is national […]

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