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The Food-Hormone Connection: Part 1 – How Balancing Your Blood Sugar Heals Your Hormones

Posted Jun 19, 2012

In this 5-part series I’ll share the incredible link between the foods you eat and your hormones.  I see so many patients whose hormones are off balance, and often the key to shifting them back is sitting right on the shelf of the grocery store.  Of course targeted herbal medicine and homeopathy can support powerful transformation, but food and nutrition is the foundation of change, and lifelong health.   The five hormones I will cover in this series are insulin, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, and thyroid hormones.  They are all...

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Digestion Demystified – Part III

Posted May 31, 2012

In Part I of Digestion Demystified, I covered how your digestive health powerfully influences your overall health.  Then, in Part II, the 3 key elements of healthy digestion: hydrochloric acid, enzymes and gut flora.  Today I’m sharing all the tips you’ve been waiting for to take action.  Enjoy!   Tips to Maintain The 3 Keys to Healthy Digestion:   1.  Healthy Hydrochloric Acid Levels   Apple cider vinegar – Add 1-2 tsp to a cup of water and drink it 5-15 minutes before your meal.  The apple cider vinegar increases...

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Digestion Demystified – Part II

Posted May 24, 2012

You may be wondering…how do you know if your digestion is running well?     In Part 1 of Digestion Demystified, I outlined the many ways your digestive system influences your overall health: A first-line protective layer from any harmful organisms in the food you eat A central player in your immune system (over ½ of your immune system is in your gut!) The key system for gleaning all the powerful nutrients from your food One of the top three doorways your body uses to get rid of toxins and waste   Today, I’d like to share three...

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Digestion Demystified – Part 1

Posted May 3, 2012

As a naturopathic doctor, I always look to treat the root cause of your health concern or imbalance.  If I were to pick one system that influences your body’s overall health more than any other major system, it would be easy: your digestive system.   Over half of your nervous system and immune system live in your gut,and a healthy digestive system sets these up for success.   Unbalanced digestion is linked to auto-immune disorders, inflammatory disorders, and mood disorders, and it has a huge influence on your hormones.    Although...

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Quick Tips on how to Avoid 3 Key Toxic Chemicals

Posted May 3, 2012

Have you ever wondered how you could reduce your toxic exposure but weren’t sure where to start?  Or if there are chemicals other than bisphenol A (BPA) you should know about?  In this newsletter I cover some quick tips for reducing exposure to 3 chemicals that can affect your and your family’s health.   This week I attended an excellent talk put on by the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center.  It was called “Birth Defects, Learning Disabilities, Obesity, and Breast Cancer: How Can We Avoid the Effects of Toxic...

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Treat This Gland Well for a Smooth Ride Before, During and After Menopause

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Menopause may be decades away, right around the corner, or even a thing of the past.   No matter what your age is you’ll benefit from the 3 tips I’m about to share with you. You may have heard stories from your mother, friends or other relatives about the difficulties of menopause.  Hot flashes taking over their days, sleepless nights, muscle pain, mood changes and headaches…the list could go on.  What you may not know is that menopause doesn’t need to be a rough ride.  Yes, it’s true!  There is one pair of glands that may...

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