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June 5, 2018

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Fasting has a long history in many cultures around the world.  Some cultures use fasting for spiritual or religious purposes.  Periods of fasting were part of our evolution as hunter-gatherers.  Long before we went to the supermarket for our food, our ancestors were accustomed to going extended periods without eating & our bodies adapted to fasting.  Recently, research on fasting has shown there are many health benefits to Fasting Intermittently.

Studies show the potential of fasting to reduce oxidative damage and inflammation, improve energy metabolism and increase cellular protection.

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a an umbrella term for eating patterns that cycle between periods of eati...

May 3, 2018

People with symptoms of allergy & reactivity experience an inappropriate immune response to what should be a harmless substance in the environment.  This could be pollen, a food item, a natural or synthetic chemical, or other product.  Allergy & reactivity symptom severity varies significantly from person to person, ranging from serious anaphylaxis (e.g. an allergic response requiring EpiPen use) to milder symptoms, such as ongoing headaches.

For some, environmental allergens such as pollen, grasses, dust &animal dander trigger the allergic response. These allergens irritate the nasal passages causing inflammation, increased mucous production, & symptoms such as itchiness, watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose & congestion....

April 5, 2018

Strong evidence suggests chemicals in our environment are contributing to or causing many chronic health complaints seen by clinicians.  These Chemicals are considered to be "ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS".

The Endocrine System is made up of glands that produce & secrete hormones - chemical substances that are produced in the body,that regulate the activity of cells & organs. These hormones regulate the body's mood, growth, metabolism & sexual development & function.  Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals mimic our natural hormones by binding to the same receptor sites that our hormones bind to.

  Strong scientific evidence exists for the following impacts on our health:

* OBESITY & DIABETES     * FEMALE & MALE INFERTILITY    * HORMONE...

September 27, 2017

Spring has sprung, but do you still feel heavy and sluggish from the winter hibernation?  If so, it’s time to throw off that winter coat and have a spring clean.   A spring clean is also known as a detox or cleanse. 
 

So, why do we need to detox?

It is estimated that a staggering 80,000 chemicals are released into the atmosphere each year, of which only about 5,000 have been tested to determine if they are safe for us.  These chemicals end up in our drinking water, in soil used for agriculture and in our atmosphere which we breathe in.

 

But environmental toxins are not the only culprits.  Our homes are laden with them.  For example:

  • In your pantry and fridge - processed foods that are laden with unhealthy f...

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