Auto-immune disease

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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...

THIS is the #1 Cause of Thyroid Disease

Written by: Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur, Naturopathic Doctor Did you know that the #1 cause of thyroid disease is Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Hashimoto's thyroiditis is considered an auto-immune disease (meaning that the immune system goes rogue and starts to attack the body instead of foreign invaders). In the case of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, the immune system starts to attack the thyroid gland causing it to start to fail.   Common symptoms of Hashimoto's include: Fatigue and low energy Constipation Unexplained weight gain Cold intolerance or always feeling cold Muscle aches and stiffness Depression   Testing for Hashimoto's The sad reality is that few doctors are testing their patients to check if they have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Part of the reason is that whether you test positive or not, the standard treatment for a sluggish thyroid (hypothyroid) is...