If you find yourself challenged by the daily grind of balancing healthy food choices with picky palates you’re not alone.  An estimated 40% of households claim to have at least 1 ‘picky eater’ in their midst.  Which begs the question – is picky eating hereditary or habit?  It appears it be both.  Some estimates claim…

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Intermittent Fasting, Autophagy, and Why It May be OK to Skip Breakfast The theory of ‘thrifty genes’ states that periods of food abundance fluctuating with periods of food scarcity are required for optimal metabolic function.  When we limit our food consumption to only 8 hours per day, this leaves 16 hours to hydrate, digest, renew,…

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I order a range of hormone tests at the clinic. Not every woman needs to have hormone levels checked as some imbalance patterns are clear enough through their symptom presentation. However, if there are distinct hormonal concerns there’s reason to incorporate hormone testing as part of the overall investigation. Now more than ever I’m relying…

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I have some health issues that affect my quality of life yet I’ve had numerous medical tests done and they come back “normal”.   How can a Naturopathic Doctor help?   Most medical conditions don’t happen overnight.  There is often a period of dysfunction – months, years, or decades – where symptoms can impinge on your…

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What’s the difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones? Bioidentical hormones include natural progesterone and natural estrogens (of which there are 3 – estrone, estradiol and estriol). Bioidentical hormones are derived from wild yam and soy, chemically modified in the lab to be identical to our naturally occurring hormones. This is contrast to synthetic hormones…

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