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,...
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
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...
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...
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
Fine lines & wrinkles, lack of firmness & elasticity
How many sessions do I need?
Some individuals will notice the...