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Heartburn and Acid Reflux – What’s really happening in your body?

When it comes to heartburn and acid reflux, we have commonly been told that our stomach has too much acid that is creating uncomfortable and painful symptoms. The truth is that it is often not an issue of too much stomach acid.  So what’s really going on and how do we get to the root […]

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Top 10 tips for Optimal Heart Health

Since February is heart month, I thought it would be very fitting to talk about optimizing heart health. Here are my top 10 natural ways to improve your heart health: Reduce your sugar intake. Believe it or not, sugar is a more significant contributor to increased risk of heart disease than dietary fat. Sugar causes […]

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The Importance of Vitamin D

What is vitamin D? Originally credited with helping the body with calcium and bone metabolism, more recent studies show that vitamin D has many other influences on keeping the body healthy. It is thought of as a prohormone more than just a vitamin because it is only after D3 is metabolized in the liver and […]

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Thyroid 101: The Ins & Outs of Thyroid Function

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 […]

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The Many Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Therapy

What is sauna therapy? Sauna therapy has been a part of healing practices for centuries as part of many different traditions – the Greeks and Romans historically used bathhouses to both cleanse and detoxify, and many indigenous peoples use sweat lodges as a means of both spiritual and physical purification.

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Kick Start the School Year with Probiotics

I remember being excited as a kid, every September meant new clothes, school supplies, teachers and classes…a fresh start to a new year. The more I learn about health and wellness, the more I realize that one of the most important factors to success in school starts with the our humble microbe populations that live […]

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5 Important Reasons You Need Magnesium

As many of you already know, when it comes to supplementation, I adhere to the philosophy that less is more. However, one mineral that is often overlooked and usually deficient in most people is magnesium…used in over 300 reactions in the body, you can see why it is so important. Here is how it is […]

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The Benefits of Salivary Hormone Testing

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. […]