The Misunderstood Hormones

Thyroid and adrenals are key components to endocrine or hormone health.  Hypothyroidism can result in depression, unexplained weight gain, dry skin, hair loss and fatigue. Adrenal fatigue can look like disrupted sleep, energy crashes, frequent illness, poor exercise recovery and feeling stressed, 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.

 

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 sleep...

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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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How We Treat Autoimmunity: LDN

How We Treat Autoimmunity: LDN

Low Dose Naltrexone Works With the astonishing rise of autoimmune diseases we need effective treatment strategies.  Studies on LDN are still limited however we can use this information along with what is being seen clinically.  LDN is not going to be supported by the...

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Getting to the Root of Autoimmunity

Getting to the Root of Autoimmunity

The root is the gut.  I'm going to tackle some of the most common autoimmune conditions by looking at the latest research.  What is significant for all autoimmune disease is that conventional treatments fall short.  New approaches are badly needed.  Good results are...

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Gluten, Genetics & Gut Health

Gluten, Genetics & Gut Health

Why 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 and I really think we can...

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15 Sleep Solutions You Can Do

15 Sleep Solutions You Can Do

Sleep is a big deal   Especially when two-thirds of adults don't get the minimum required to meet basic physiological requirements.  In fact, less than 7 hours per night can shorten lifespan significantly.  Inflammation increases when we miss a night of good sleep....

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Epigenetics are Awesome

Epigenetics are Awesome

Science no longer sees genetics a blueprint that is set in stone. In the last two decades we’ve learned that biological inheritance is much more complex and strongly influenced by environmental factors. How we live can actually create molecular changes that aren’t...

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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 and PMS

Thyroid, Mental Health and PMS

Women, Mental Health and Thyroid In one study of depression where medication didn’t help, fifty percent of patients improved once their thyroid was treated. The root cause of anxiety, panic, PMS, sexual dysfunction and chronic fatigue can involve impaired thyroid...

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Managing Hashimoto’s in Ten Steps

Managing Hashimoto’s in Ten Steps

Step one: Gluten is associated with autoimmune disorders because of a protein called zonulin. Molecules that shouldn't to enter the bloodstream get through because of zonulin. This triggers an immune response that can never fully resolve. Remove gluten.  I offer the...

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

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 be higher in an...

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Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation

Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation

Lack or sleep is associated with several health concerns. Depression, memory problems and metabolic issues are just a few.  Recent in-depth studies show that adults require between 7-9 hours of sleep per night.  Younger people including college age people need more...

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The Danger of Hyperglycemia

The Danger of Hyperglycemia

Hyperglycemia leads to pre diabetes which now affects over 1/4 of people in North America.  Diabetes is a serious condition but not the only one that hyperglycemia leads to. Cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, neuropathy, eye disease, tooth infections and skin...

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What Actually Works for Stress

What Actually Works for Stress

Recently a friend reminded me that lowering expectations can increase happiness. “Let good by enough. Striving for perfect destroys the good.” Lying down with my son at night I’ve had concerning sensations in my chest I’ve never experienced before.  Studying medicine...

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Understanding Cortisol

Understanding Cortisol

Many people have high total cortisol when experiencing what has commonly been called adrenal fatigue. The term HPA axis (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) dysfunction or maladaptation is a more accurate description due to the complex interdependence of glands, cells...

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