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Why You Should Do A Cleanse Twice A Year

Have you ever done a whole body cleanse? A cleanse, also known as a detox, is a good way to give your detoxification organs a bit of extra help. Your liver, kidneys, and digestive system are always working to remove toxins from your body. However, sometimes your body just needs a bit of help to get through the accumulating toxins. There are many different ways to conduct a cleanse or detox. One thing you should keep in mind is that when your body can’t process toxins fast enough, it pushes them mainly into your fat tissues. Cleanses that are too drastic may take the toxins out of fat tissues faster than your body can eliminate them. When toxins cannot be eliminated properly, they circulate in your body,...

Understanding your IgG Results: How to Avoid Yeast

Getting your IgG blood test results back from your ND can, at times, be overwhelming.  In my experience, results fall into a few categories: Strongly suspected food intolerances Surprise food intolerances No reaction People belonging to the first group often feel frustrated because they do not want to admit that they are reactive to their favorite foods and cannot imagine living without them. The second group often feel a huge sense of relief because now they know for sure that the symptoms they have been experiencing can be attributed to certain foods. Test results that reveal no or minimal reactions can be a little more frustrating, both for the patient and the practitioner.  When test results come back inconclusive, or without much to go on, it’s back to...

Are Food Sensitivities Causing your Health to Suffer?

As an ND I am often asked about food allergies and food sensitivities in practice.  What is important is to help patients understand the difference between food allergies and sensitivities and how they are affecting their health. Food Allergy – IgE reaction – Immediate These are the reactions diagnosed with a skin prick test.  The reaction is quick and can be life threatening in the case of anaphylaxis.  Other common reactions include hives, eczema, breathing and digestive problems. Because they are immediate they are much easier to diagnose. Allergen → Body releases IgE → Triggers release of histamine → Allergic reaction Food Sensitivity – IgG reaction – Delayed reaction can take 24-72 hours to develop In food sensitivities, the body is exposed to an allergen and releases IgG antibodies which...

Introducing Elapromed Microcurrent Facial Treatment

What is Elapromed Microcurrent Facial Treatment (Electroporation) Microcurrent Facial Treatments use pulses of low current to transiently open the skin’s pores, called electroporation.  This allows the application and absorption of skin condition specific compounds at the cellular level. There are other treatment benefits apart from just treating specific skin conditions, the cumulative benefits of electroporation include: penetration of the delivered compounds is above 90% decreased puffiness, increased collagen and elastin production, firming/lifting and regenerating effect. restoring water balance in the skin. What conditions can be treated? Microcurrent Facial Treatments have successfully treated: Acne, scars & oily skin Rosacea, redness & irritated skin Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, sun damage & melasma Stretch marks Fine lines & wrinkles, lack of firmness & elasticity How many sessions do I need? Some individuals will notice the...

Happy Healthy Heart Checkup with Dr. Clare

February 14th drop in from 2-4 pm for your complimentary Happy Healthy Heart Checkup with Dr. Clare Take 15 minutes out of your busy schedule to make sure you are taking care of your heart. Your complimentary session will include: Blood pressure and heart rate Weight and body composition readings A complimentary coupon for your first Muse Headband Biofeedback experience http://www.choosemuse.com/ RAW's Heart Beet juice samples Festive, heart healthy dark chocolate Also you will have a chance to win our Happy, Healthy Heart Gift Basket! New & Old Patients Welcome!...