Category: Weight Gain

April 16, 2019

Detoxification: Implications for Weight Loss and Overall Health

Dr. Jocelyn Taitt, ND The prevalence of persistent toxins associated with human activity that accumulates in our food and our environment is a growing concern for the health of our planet and our human bodies. Many of these toxins are extremely difficult for our bodies to eliminate. When our body is unable to eliminate toxins, […]

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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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October 19, 2016

Stress and Weight Gain

Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND RAc Weight gain or loss is an issue that often occurs during and after times of elevated stress, and an imbalance of the stress hormone cortisol is often the cause.  Typically increased stress stimulates our adrenal glands to produce higher levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA and adrenaline.  After a stressful […]

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August 8, 2016

Comprehensive Hormone Panel

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Your Endocrine system consists of a collection of glands that produce hormones to regulate metabolism, growth and development, sexual function, reproduction, sleep cycle, and mood balance, among other things. Disruptions in production of hormones or dysregulation in the relationship between individual hormones or endocrine glands themselves, can result in health problems […]

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November 9, 2015

Herbs and the Microbiome

Dr. Natalie MacIsaac, ND The microbiome in our gut is a dynamic environment that shifts in response to our diet, our hormones, and our stress levels. Studies have linked the microbiome to mood and behavior, gut disorders, eczema, asthma, chronic sinusitis, and obesity. The most popular and well known treatment to support gut and immune health is […]

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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  

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January 8, 2013

A Comprehensive Approach to Weight Management

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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October 1, 2012

The Stress-Weight Connection

Cortisol and Your Metabolism Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu ND RAc   Weight gain or loss is an issue that often occurs during and after times of elevated stress, and an imbalance of the stress hormone cortisol is often the cause.  Typically increased stress stimulates our adrenal glands to produce higher levels of the hormones cortisol, DHEA […]

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