How to Go Gluten Free

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For many people, part of their health journey requires healing the digestive tract, which can mean avoid gluten for periods of time. Going gluten-free can be a challenge at first…stick to simple choices at the beginning, until you start to navigate the ins & outs of gluten containing food. It is always best to focus on eating whole foods that are found in nature (as opposed to processed foods). Continue reading

Thyroid 101: The Ins & Outs of Thyroid Function

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Recent studies suggest that 1 in 10 Canadians suffer from some kind of thyroid disease, of which 50% are undiagnosed! One in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime, with the number of affected people continuing to rise each year. Until this gland goes awry, very little attention is given to its small, butterfly shaped presence at the base of the neck – yet the hormones it secretes are essential to all growth and metabolism. Continue reading

What you should know about the pill…

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About 100 million women worldwide currently take birth control pills, and hundreds of millions of women have used them since they were first introduced in 1960. In the United States alone, 16 million American women are using birth control pills, fueling a $2.8 billion industry. A whopping eighty percent of U.S. women have used oral contraceptives at some point in their lives, and often, women are on them for years at a stretch, stopping only to conceive and have children. Continue reading

The Benefits of Salivary Hormone Testing

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Healthy Weight Loss, Hormone Health, Stress, Thyroid Health

Good health has a lot to do with maintaining balance: the right balance of work and play, the right balance of nutrients in the diet, and the right balance of hormones. What people don’t often realize is how complex the effects of hormones are in the body. Hormone imbalance may be a result of illness, or may produce symptoms and biochemical changes that eventally lead to illness. Getting your hormone levels checked regularly can be instrumental in determining these issues before it leads to the development of disease. Continue reading