Nutrition

Alcohol: How Much is Safe?

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

Alcohol in moderation isn't bad? A glass of wine with dinner or a beer after a hard day of work can't affect your health.... or does it? In recent years, we’ve read one drink a day is reasonable, that red wine is rich with antioxidants, and that an occasional beer can raise “good” cholesterol. Results from [...]

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Organic Food: Is it Worth It?

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|

How would you describe “organic food” quickly in three words or less? Good for you? Or expensive? Neither is a wrong answer.   We often hear in broad terms about how organic food is good for you and good for the environment. And, although we want to do the right thing for our bodies and our [...]

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Intermittent Fasting: Is It Healthy For You or Another Fad Diet?

By | October 30th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition, Weight Loss|Tags: , , |

Intermittent fasting, when done properly, can lead to effective weight loss and long-term health benefits. Fasting is one of the oldest therapies in medicine, recognized for its ability to help heal and prevent disease.   Intermittent Fasting Versus Starving: A Big Difference   So, you might be wondering, what’s the difference between intermittent fasting and starvation [...]

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To Snack or Not to Snack? Ask our Naturopathic Doctor

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Hormone Health, Nutrition|Tags: , |

I’m often met with a lot of debate when I challenge my patients to eliminate their afternoon snack for weight loss. As a culture in North America, we have been taught, over the past decade or two, that we should each small but frequent meals. The reasoning for it is for weight loss, and to sustain [...]

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Calling All Sugar Addicts

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |

Calling all Sugar Addicts   Are you one of those people who gets a craving for a cookie mid-afternoon and nothing else will satisfy? Do you always have to have desert after dinner? Does your car automatically drive to get coffee in the morning and you inevitably end up with a sweet treat? You might have [...]

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Do You Need a Detox?

By | October 13th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , |

Just like your car needs an oil change, the human body functions better when you allow it time to catch up by getting rid of any excess toxins. Your body is exposed to toxins in the environment daily and it also creates waste products every day in basic metabolic processes. When your system is overloaded, it [...]

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Things That You Thought Were Good For You, But May Not Be

By | January 5th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , |

I can’t tell you how many people come to see me and think that they eat healthy up until they start to write everything down and we discuss some of their choices. We don’t have to be perfect, but here are a few things to watch out for that are not as healthy as they seem. [...]

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Problems with Wheat and Gluten – Fact or Fad?

By | December 11th, 2015|Categories: Lab Testing, Nutrition|Tags: , |

Why only pick on wheat? Think of the grocery store for a moment. Can you think of any other single substance that occupies more shelf space? Breads, cakes and cookies in the bakery, the entire isle devoted to breakfast cereals, snack foods like crackers and granola bars, pasta and noodles alone or in canned soups, frozen [...]

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Detox

By | November 15th, 2015|Categories: Nutrition, Weight Loss|Tags: |

Detoxification seems to be a big fad these days for weight loss. Changing your diet and intentionally setting aside time to give the body a break and allow it to rid products it has been holding onto can be very beneficial. There are different types of detoxification programs and, of course, not all are good for everyone. [...]

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Could Your Food Be Making You Sick?

By | October 7th, 2015|Categories: Digestive Problems, Lab Testing, Nutrition|Tags: , |

A patient came in suffering from migraines and chronic sinus infection. She felt constantly bloated and was frequently constipated. Her family doctor and gastrointestinal specialist had not been able to identify the cause of the problem and she was left dealing with the pain associated with her symptoms on a daily basis. Although she had been [...]

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