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Is Weight Affected by Insulin Resistance?

You do everything “right.” Somehow, however, those stubborn extra pounds won’t leave. And worse, they seem to have shifted to your midsection. What happened to your shape? You can be eating healthy and still struggle with weight.  For women, it’s easy to blame slowing...

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Let’s talk about poop, Baby!

Did you just cringe a bit? Let’s face it, potty-shop-talk isn’t anybody’s favourite topic. Nonetheless, our bowel movements hold valuable clues to our overall health. But these signs are often ignored because most of us are a bit uncomfortable talking about them -...

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Top 5 Tips to Recharge Your Energy

One of the best indicators that you’re having a great day is the feeling that your energy is high, steady, and that overall you feel good and can enjoy accomplishing the tasks at hand.  Maybe it’s that you bounced out of bed that morning, or sang in the shower. It...

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Hyper or Hypothyroidism: Often Misdiagnosed

Your thyroid is your body’s powerhouse. Your energy levels, metabolism, and heart rate are all controlled by this small, butterfly-shaped gland. Without enough thyroid hormone, your mitochondria aren’t able to produce the energy that your cells need for optimum...

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B Vitamins: Are You Getting Enough?

B vitamins are sometimes called the energy vitamins, since they help put a spring in your step and play an important role in maintaining your energy levels. (In fact, they play such a key role that perhaps they should also be called the “Brisk, Bouncy, and Bright”...

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5 Natural Ways to Improve Cognitive Health

Should you be concerned about your cognitive health? Consider these facts: ● Dementia affects between five and eight percent of adults over 60. As the average age of the population rises, that could add up to an astounding 150 million people with dementia worldwide by...

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Preventing the Post-Holiday Party Hangover

It's the most wonderful time of the year - with plenty of food, drinks, parties and late nights, it's not surprising that many of us need a vacation after the holidays.  Here are our top 3 tips to help prevent writing-off your day after a holiday party and get the...

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Spring is in the air…and so are ALLERGIES!

As we emerge from the coldest winter in 20 years, it's a perfect time to start thinking about getting our bodies and minds ready for a happy and healthy spring and summer. As Naturopathic Doctors, from a Chinese Medicine perspective we think of spring as a time to...

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Allergy Prevention

It’s that time of year again. We eagerly await the longer, sunny days, but for many, the sun is clouded by sniffling, sneezing and watery eyes due to seasonal allergies from grass and pollen. It’s hard to believe, but it is possible to prevent this from happening,...

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Get Your Fats Straight!

On this Valentines Day we're focusing on our ol' tickers as February is Heart Health Month. As doctors we get asked many questions regarding cardiovascular health and specifically what types of fats are beneficial as there is much confusion around this topic. Good...

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Massage – Not Just for the Ladies

Natalie Amell RMT Massage isn’t just for the ladies.   Many of my female clients lament that their husbands really need a treatment but are reluctant to book.  Being both a Massage Therapist and female, I don’t get it, but trust me guys, EVERYONE needs a massage....

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