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  1. Your Immune System is About to be Challenged

    Your Immune System is About to be Challenged

             Another allergy season is upon us. The first colds threaten. Fall carb foods entice. The immune system is challenged. How should you feed it to best support its healthy function?

             Vitamin D – 3000 to 5,000 IU daily for most adults is safe and effective for the prevention of flus and colds. No other supplemented nutrient has been as extensiv

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  2. Top 5 Things to Look for in Your Healthcare Practitioner

    Top 5 Things to Look for in Your Healthcare Practitioner

    Megan Boucher

             Finding the right healthcare practitioner can be challenging. It is hard enough to find a medical doctor these days who is even accepting new patients! Aside from someone local, whose hours work with your schedule, and who you don’t have to wait two years to see, one of the most important things in your journey towards better health is to have a practitioner who you can trust and who supports you. Whether they are a medical doctor, specialist, naturopathic doctor, or another member of your healthcare team, I believe the following are the most important things to look for when finding yourself a healthc

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  3. Adrenal Fatigue and Lectin Consumption

         Adrenal insufficiency is well understood in medicine but ‘adrenal fatigue’ is a functional condition. There is a large body of clinical opinion and scientific evidence with respect to the many insults that alone or in combination provoke the symptoms of exhausted adrenal function. Here, the subject is considered from the perspective of dietary consumption of lectins.

         The deleterious effects of chronic dietary consumption of foods with high lectin contents is receiving a great deal of attention these days. Many common plant foods contain lectins which the plant employs as defense mechanisms. Gluten

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  4. Lavender Oil

         The rolling hills of Provence in France, teaming with endless rows of lavender, play host to spas, yoga studios, meditation, and mindfulness retreats, with the serene scent of lavender serving as inspiration. This versatile member of the mint family is employed as an ingredient for the staple of every kitchen in “herbes de Provence” and for many applications including potpourri, soaps, and candles; and for herbal pairings in 

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  5. Women and Sport Nutrition The Female Athlete Triad

    Women and Sport Nutrition The Female Athlete Triad

         Sports and exercise are healthy activities for girls and women of all ages. Occasionally, a female athlete who focuses on being thin or lightweight may eat too little or exercise too much. Doing this can cause long-term damage to health, or even death. It can also hurt athletic performance or make it necessary to limit or stop exercise. Three interrelated illnesses may develop when a girl or young 

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  6. Prostate Treatment

         There is growing evidence for the use of an ‘anti-inflammatory diet’ to protect against and relieve prostate problems. Similar to the Mediterranean diet, it involves eating plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, and healthy fats such as those found in fresh fish, nuts and avocados. There is no doubt that diet plays an important role in the maintenance of a healthy prostate. Many men find relief from an enlarged or 

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  7. Why Should You Care About Gut Health?

         The field of digestive health is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Disruptions to the digestive system have been implicated as a critical factor in seemingly unrelated disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, food allergies, and Type 2 Diabetes. But many people are acutely sensitive to digestive distress long before disease symptoms arise because the gut interacts with so many&nbs

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  8. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Infertility

    Dr. Jodie Peacock ND

         3 things women with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can do to improve their fertility

         Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that predominantly affects women during their childbearing years. Current statistics show that PCOS effects up to 10% of women in North America and is

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  9. Supporting Your Fertility with Naturopathic Medicine

         Every time we tell people we are naturopathic doctors, the typical response is “Wow, that’s so cool! So what exactly do you do?” There are so many ways to answer this question, but the simplest way is to say we are trained in medical sciences, with a minimum of 7 years of post-secondary education, and we choose a variety of natural therapies such as diet, herbs, supplements, acupuncture and lifestyle counselling to 

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  10. Organic Chlorella and Spirulina: The Original Green SuperFood

    Chlorella & Spirulina – The Perfect SuperFood Duo Better together. Naturally.

         Some foods just naturally belong together. So what can be better than combining two of the world’s most popular and beloved green energizers together into one super powerful, super convenient SuperFood duo?

    What is Chlorella & what does it do?

         Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris) i

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