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6 Ways to Boost Metabolism and Weight Loss

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After all the holiday treats and over eating I’m sure we all feel like we could lose a little weight! Here are some ways to help boost your metabolism and kick start your weight loss journey. Increase protein intake Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. You can increase your […]

6 Ways to Naturally Prevent Colds and Flu

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With the change in weather and beautiful fall colours comes a time that we have grown to dread…cold and flu season! Here are some tips to help support your immune system. Improve Stress Levels Stress (of any kind) causes an elevation in cortisol levels. If exposure to cortisol is prolonged, there is an inhibition of our […]

Beat Fatigue with Naturopathic Medicine!

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There are several possible underlying causes of low energy levels such as: nutritional deficiencies, impaired thyroid function, depression, and adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is a kind of burnout caused by long-term, high-stress levels. Hormones like cortisol are released from the adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys, in response to stressors from the […]

Demystifying Spring Detox

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Some of the most frequent questions I get at around this time of year are about detox: “What is a detox?”, “Do I need to detox?”, “How will it make me feel?”, etc. Well I’m here to answer these burning questions! Detox…DETOX! The word seems pretty scary, well at least when it’s written in all […]

Examining the “Pro” in Probiotics

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Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that promote good digestive and immune health. Literally translated, probiotic means “for life”. Having a vital and well-balanced population of these microorganisms in our digestive tract is essential for optimal health. Probiotics have several important functions which include synthesizing nutrients such as vitamin K which is essential for blood clotting, aiding […]

Foods That Detox the Body

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Previously we talked about the benefits of detox and how simple it can be to start. Cleaning up the diet is essential to any detox program as well as incorporating certain foods to aid in the detoxification process. Here are some of the top foods to help you detox: Green leafy vegetables: Kale, spinach, watercress, arugula, chard […]

How to Control Food Cravings

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What Causes Cravings? When our blood sugar levels are imbalanced, we get cravings. Different foods will alter our blood sugar levels at different rates. Certain foods can cause our blood sugar levels to spike and subsequently fall, leaving us feeling tired, hungry, and craving carbohydrates and sugary foods. Whenever we have a craving, our body […]

Leaky Gut Syndrome: My Gut is Leaking?!?

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Do you suffer from low energy? Brain fog? Inability to lose weight? Food sensitivities? Bloating/Gas? If you do, you might have Leaky Gut Syndrome! Leaky gut or “increased intestinal permeability” is a condition affecting the lining of the intestines, creating a dysfunctional environment for proper digestion. Normally, the lining of the intestines only let properly […]

Male Infertility

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Infertility in Canada affects between 11-15% of couples. This can be further broken down to include 20-30% being just a male problem, 30-40% being only female, 20-30% being both partners and a small minority of couples where neither partner has a recognized problem but still have conception problems. This will be a growing market as […]

Natural Ways to Improve Your Fertility

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Making a baby seems quite simple. Sperm meets egg, cells divide creating a mini human, wait nine months and voila…baby is born! For many couples, this is a natural process that takes place without any roadblocks. However, sometimes it doesn’t work out that easily and I’ve seen firsthand how frustrating that can be. About one […]

Naturopathic Medicine & Insomnia

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Are you having trouble falling or staying asleep? Do you wake up still feeling tired and unrefreshed? If so, you might be suffering from insomnia! Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, and/or waking up early in the morning. It can lead to fatigue, lack of concentration, irritability, anxiety, learning disabilities, […]

Related Articles and Sites

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These articles were written by our therapists for other sites, and we are happy to share them with our clients.  Dysmenorrhea by Dr. Lesley D’Souza These articles are not written by our therapists, but we feel that they contain useful information for our clients. Links open in a new browser window. Assess your risk: What’s your risk […]

Super Foods to Keep Us Looking Young

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We all wish there was some sort of magical cure to make our skin look younger. An elixir of life as some would call it, made from top secret ingredients found in countries all across the world. If only such a thing existed. But what if I told there is a secret to younger looking […]

Winter Skin Stress? Get Your Glow Back!

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Here are five ways to help you with dry winter skin: Water, water and more water! Cold weather and artificial indoor heat can leave your skin feeling dry and chapped so be especially kind to your skin during the winter months. Increased alcohol and caffeine consumption not only dehydrates your skin but may also irritate existing […]

YOUR HEALTH and Naturopathic Medicine

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Information from CAND Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease. Treating both acute and chronic conditions, naturopathic treatments are chosen based on […]

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