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Vitamin C: Fact or Fiction

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In light of everything that has gone on around the world in the past 8 months, I’d like to talk about vitamin C.  The sales of this supplement have gone through the roof in the US and elsewhere.  Everyone is taking it!  But how does vitamin C work?  Should you take it all the time?  […]

Balancing the Gut Thyroid Connection

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If you have thyroid issues or suspect that you might have them, you are not alone.  Because of my profession, as a naturopathic doctor, I am seeing so many people with thyroid issues.  The health of the thyroid gland has implications on the health of the entire body as the thyroid gland supplies several hormones […]

Should all people avoid gluten?

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Gluten is a common “bad word” in the health world today.  But is that the real issue?  Is gluten actually bad for everyone?  Should we be looking for gluten-free foods?  Let’s unpack this issue… Many people react with varying degrees to certain foods.  The general umbrella for many of these reactions is referred to as […]

Time for an Oil Change- Get Healthy Now

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Seriously, no oil?  Not even coconut or olive oil? I know.  I was sad too at first.  But again, we have to look at the evidence. The use of oils in cooking/food prep has become a big controversy lately.  For me, I don’t care so much about the oil-free “movement” per se as I do […]

Better Healthcare for ALL People

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This isn’t my typical post about alternative healthcare… I want to raise awareness about the lack of healthcare for minorities and share some information that you may not be aware of. While this may impact some more than others, as loving and conscious people who need to look out and care for each other, regardless […]

A Paradigm Shift- US Healthcare System

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The United States healthcare system (and many others in the world) are built upon the pathogenic paradigm. The term “healthcare” is a bit of a misnomer to begin with. It implies that this system exists to care for the health of its citizens, but if you take a brief glance around in any public place, […]

Whole Food Vegan Diet- Get Healthy Now

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For the context of this discussion, I am referring to a primarily whole food vegan diet. I am well aware and as a Naturopath, I am NOT in support of the way many people refer to a vegan diet that is free of animal products but loaded with oils, fake meat and processed foods like […]

Coconut Oil for Diabetes? Get Healthy Now

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A holistic health care colleague of mine just sent me this article that talks about how MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids/MCTs (medium chain triglycerides)) can help in type 2 diabetes (among other things).1  The article is in the reference list below if you want to read the entire thing.  It’s a good study and I like […]

Relax with Magnesium & Get Healthy Now

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Magnesium is a key mineral needed in great quantities for optimal health.  Although magnesium deficiency is common, it is often left undiagnosed by medical/non-naturopathic doctors/physicians.  This is mainly because blood test are able to check for magnesium in the blood but not within the cells, where it is more often needed.1  It’s needed in babies, […]