Rewild Your Health

Digestion is the root of your energy, immunity & mood. Diversifying your gut microbiome is one way to live well & avoid illness.  Feasting, fasting & eating like our ancestors can be easy!  This connects us with the wisdom of our genetics. It also repopulates the good bugs.  Rewilding is one way to look at repairing our gut health so you don’t have to struggle with digestive pain, brain fog or other uncomfortable chronic issues. 

 

 

Stomach Acid & Iron Deficiency

Stomach Acid & Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency anemia and acid reflux are connected.  Three patients this week reported acid reflux as well as severe iron deficiency.  Their symptoms included anxiety, poor exercise recovery, fatigue, dizziness, tinnitus, depression and insomnia.  Two are taking...

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Postbiotics for Gut Health

Postbiotics for Gut Health

Do you remember learning that the liver is the most complex organ in the body?  I do.  It was Grade 12 biology class.  For my term project, I chose the appendix and left the liver to some of the other honours nerds.  It turns out that the appendix is a storehouse of...

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What is Mediterranean Keto?

What is Mediterranean Keto?

What are Mediterranean Fats? If you have concerns about your blood work and in particular your lipid markers you can make some adjustments.  Replace butter and coconut oil with olive oil, macadamia nuts, avocado oil.  These fall under the category of monounsaturated...

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Who Does Best On Keto?

Who Does Best On Keto?

You may have heard the term fat-burner. By consuming limited carbohydrates, the body begins using fat for energy. This is a normal physiological process.  Fat is more satiating so if keto is done properly people tend to need to eat less but feel full.  What I see...

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Is it Genetic or Environment?

Is it Genetic or Environment?

For a long time it was thought that mapping the human genome would lead to breakthroughs in medicine. What we are seeing in recent years as the research matures, is environment weighs in heavier than genetics. In fact, environmental factors account for over 90% of...

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Heart Health 101

Heart Health 101

Suppressing symptoms with pharmaceuticals to treat high blood pressure or cholesterol means missing the investigation as to why these are high in the first place.   We know that blood sugar issues and metabolic syndrome contribute to heart disease. In fact there...

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Are Green Smoothies Healthy?

Are Green Smoothies Healthy?

Meet a lucky little girl who couldn't drink green smoothies She was born with health challenges which led her to be in and out of children's hospital.  Green smoothies with raw spinach were being given as a way to get iron and other nutrients to her.  She wasn't...

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Are Statins Really Necessary?

Are Statins Really Necessary?

Two  patients came in recently with high cholesterol levels.  One is a woman in her twenties and another is in her 60's who recently decided to stop taking statins because of the side effects. There are some medications that do more good than harm.  Statins are not in...

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Taking the Good Out of Food

Taking the Good Out of Food

  A couple snapshots on food from clinic: My patient, “I was thinking about fasting on bone broth. Do you think that would help right now.” Me, “No. I do not.” My patient “You mean its best if I keep eating?” Me, “Yes. I’d like you to eat as varied a diet as...

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Surprising Facts about Iron

Surprising Facts about Iron

What Causes Low Iron? By far the most common underlying cause of fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia that I’ve noticed in the clinic is anemia or low iron.  Is this because many people fail to eat regular meals or tend to believe a vegetarian diet is more healthy?  These...

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Are you getting enough K2?

Are you getting enough K2?

Why is K2 so important? There are few nutrients that can boast lowering the risk of death from all causes but vitamin K2 does.  A high intake is associated with lower risk of aortic calcification and heart disease. It lowers the risk of prostate cancer by 35% and of...

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What Nettle Tell Us

What Nettle Tell Us

Your Own Health Reset Clear out your cupboards of any foods that come in a bag or box. We are going to focus on eating plants, protein and fats.  At the grocery store my son said, "We don't get that because it's in a box."  This is an oversimplified but helpful guide...

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High Fat, Protein and Diabetes

High Fat, Protein and Diabetes

"With obesity and diabetes incidence and severity now at truly disconcerting rates, it is time to consider the possibility that implicating dietary fat as the primary cause and advocating that it be minimized has been a fundamental error." (1) In fact a diet higher in...

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