The Misunderstood Hormones

Thyroid and adrenal health are key.  Hypothyroidism can result in depression, weight gain, dry skin, hair loss & exhaustion.  Adrenal fatigue can become sleep issues, energy crashes, frequent illness, poor exercise recovery & feeling overwhelmed or anxious.  We often hear these symptoms are ‘all in our head’.  Find out what is going on and how you can recover naturally.

 

Is Cortisol the same as Adrenaline?

Is Cortisol the same as Adrenaline?

Both cortisol and adrenaline help us respond to the everyday stress but there are some important differences. Find out why some people handle stress more easily.  Learn to recover better from good stress.  If you are chronically stressed, you can change this.  It will...

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Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

As we enter a new era in Canada, it's important to look at what's happening in other places.  Medical marijuana is legal in the majority of states in the USA.  It is also legal in Australia although it is much more difficult to get.  The supply is limited and there...

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Next Level Sleep

Next Level Sleep

Sleep is the cornerstone of health.  Everything from immune function to mood & behaviour issues are all linked with poor sleep habits. Researchers are learning so much from experimenting with how sleep deprivation inhibits our ability to thrive. Let’s get your...

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Lower Stress, Increase Productivity

Lower Stress, Increase Productivity

Smart Ways to Work and Play We all know that sitting a lot isn't good.  You may have heard the phrase 'sitting is the new smoking'.  Its true that blood sugar and cardiovascular risks go up significantly for people who find themselves in sedentary jobs.  How can we...

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7 Factors that Affect Cortisol

7 Factors that Affect Cortisol

"But I don't feel stressed!" I hear this a lot from patients when their body is telling me otherwise either through lab work, radial pulse or other clinical factors.  Explaining that there are many physiological causes of stress often is helpful. Financial or...

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Low Dose Naltrexone

Low Dose Naltrexone

Innovative Therapy for Autoimmunity With the astonishing rise of autoimmune diseases, we need effective treatment strategies.  Studies on low dose naltrexone (LDN) are encouraging.  We can use this information along with what is being seen clinically or anecdotally. ...

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The Root of Autoimmunity

The Root of Autoimmunity

Health is in the Gut I'm going to tackle some of the most common autoimmune conditions by looking at the latest research.  What is significant for autoimmunity is that conventional treatments fall short.  New approaches are badly needed.  Good results are being found...

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Gluten, Genetics, Gut Health

Gluten, Genetics, Gut Health

Autoimmunity is GrowingWhy are these 3 G's so damn important right now?  One out of every six people in North America suffer from an autoimmune condition.  By 2050, it's predicted that 600,000 kids will have type 1 diabetes given the current rate.  This is alarming...

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Epigenetics & Poor Methylation

Epigenetics & Poor Methylation

Scientists no longer see genetics as set in stone. In the last two decades we’ve learned that genetic expression and variation is much more complex. It’s strongly influenced by environmental factors. These actually can create molecular changes that aren’t encoded in...

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What Stress Does to Our Body

What Stress Does to Our Body

Cortisol is our number one stress hormone.  It has far-reaching effects on our physiology and health.  The wisdom of what it does can be harnessed if we understand how it works. The number one action of cortisol is that it is anti-inflammatory when its properly...

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Thyroid & Mental Health

Thyroid & Mental Health

Mental Health & Thyroid In one study of depression where medication didn’t help, fifty percent of patients improved once their thyroid was treated. The link between thyroid and mental health is confirmed.  The root cause of anxiety, panic, PMS, sexual dysfunction...

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Nutrients to Optimize Thyroid Health

Nutrients to Optimize Thyroid Health

Key Nutrients for Thyroid Health The key nutrients for thyroid health are iodine and selenium. It is best to get both of these nutrients from food sources.  Supplementing long term with these two is not recommended.  Seaweeds are by far the highest source of iodine. ...

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How to Optimize Thyroid Health

How to Optimize Thyroid Health

Inflammation & Stress An anti-inflammatory diet is important for anyone concerned with thyroid health.   This is because 85% thyroid disease is autoimmune. Inflammation plays a role in the destruction of the thyroid gland in cases of autoimmunity. In low T3...

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Problems with your Thyroid Hormone?

Problems with your Thyroid Hormone?

Underdiagnosed Thyroid disease is very common and affects significantly more women than men. In conventional medicine, a diagnosis is made based on a high TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). If the body isn’t producing enough thyroid hormone then the idea is TSH will...

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The Dangers of High Blood Sugar

The Dangers of High Blood Sugar

High Blood Sugar in Health People Blood sugar dysregulation is one of the most common conditions I see in clinic.  Diabetes is a serious condition that is becoming an epidemic.  It is not the only health condition that hyperglycemia leads to. PCOS, cardiovascular...

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What Increases Happiness?

What Increases Happiness?

Seeing the Good Lowering expectations increases happiness. “Let good by enough. Striving for perfect destroys the good," a friend reminded me recently.  This actually works for stress.  So does seeing stress as a positive, motivating factor in your life.  This kind of...

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