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Food-Sensitivities

Why Are You Testing Me For Food Sensitivities, My Digestion is Great?

What is the IgG Food Sensitivity Test? IgG Food sensitivity testing is a test that we run here at Docere Naturopathic Clinic on a weekly basis. Many patients come in looking for answers to their digestive concerns. They recognize that there are offending foods but are having trouble pin pointing their exact food sensitivities, or are too busy or overwhelmed to follow an elimination type diet. This test makes sense for them – once they have a road map in hand it can be much easier to navigate food. And once the offending foods are removed we can help heal their digestive tract and improve their symptoms. [caption id="attachment_4039" align="aligncenter" width="325"] Sample Test Report – IgG Food Sensitivity Test Rocky Mountain Analytical[/caption] How Does One Heal Their Digestive Tract? It...

Iron-Deficiency

Are you suffering from the #1 nutritional deficiency affecting women?

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide, with almost 10 percent of women being considered iron deficient. Iron is an essential mineral nutrient that is required for helping transport oxygen throughout the blood. When there isn’t enough iron in the bloodstream, the body cannot get the amount of oxygen it requires to function optimally which may lead to fatigue, shortness of breath and eventually anemia. Are your symptoms caused by iron deficiency? The most common symptoms include: Fatigue Mood changes Fast heartbeat or shortness of breath Dizziness or lightheadedness Cold hands and feet Hair loss or thinning  What causes iron deficiency? Iron deficiency can be caused by a low intake of iron in the diet, poor absorption of iron due to digestive issues or blood loss from long,...

Upcoming Workshop- Sparking the Fire: Hormone Balancing to Rekindle Your Sex Drive

Join Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur, Naturopathic Doctor for this lively 90 minute worksop where you'll learn: 3 common hormone imbalances that can dampen your sex drive The impact of stress hormones on your love life Simple lifestyle changes you can start today to balance your hormones and rekindle your inner flame Buy your ticket today by calling us at (613)421-8591 or buy your ticket online through Eventbrite.com Please note: $10 off tickets must be purchased over the phone....

5 Strategies for Surviving Allergy Season

May flowers bring Kleenex season! Don't let allergy season get the best of you. Here are my top tips for surviving allergy season: Get into the habit of nasal rinsing Yes, I know, the idea of shooting water up your nose is almost worse than the allergies themselves, but trust me and give it a try. Nasal rinsing involves rinsing the nasal passages and sinuses with saline water. It helps to flush out pollens that you’ve breathed it and keeps your nasal passages moist which is a key barrier for the immune system. My favorite tool is the Neil Med Sinus Rinse bottle which is available in local pharmacies. Nasal sprays can provide some relief but I don’t find them as effective as nasal rinsing which really...

Doing all the right things but still not losing weight? Maybe you haven’t considered these…

Written by: Pamela Groh, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) Ahhh weight resistance! I hear you my friend! When I finally lost those extra 20 pounds that drove me crazy during my teenage years and into my early 30s I thought I had finally figured out. From now on, I thought, “all I have to do is watch my calories and exercise like a maniac. If I do this, I can still enjoy the occasional over-indulgence”. I managed to balance my weight (give or take 3 pounds) for a couple of years since I lost the extra weight and then the game changed. Things got really interesting as I slowly transitioned into my mid-30s. My formula was not working anymore… and it was becoming more difficult to manage my weight...