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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...

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!...

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Absolutely! A healthy diet includes eating breakfast each morning, preferably within 1 hour of waking! People who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to: Consume more vitamins and minerals, and less fat and cholesterol in their diet (1) Have better concentration and productivity throughout the morning Have better control of their weight Lower their risk of coronary heart disease (2) Don’t currently eat breakfast? I encourage you to start.  Here are a few tips that may help: No appetite? Try a cup of warm lemon water first thing upon rising.  This will prepare your digestive system for your next meal.  When your body is primed, your appetite will follow. Start small. Once your body grows accustomed to eating breakfast again, your appetite will return. No time? Prepare food the night...

Healthy Habits: Ensuring Your Success

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s my first post of the year, website like this and honestly, help I’m not sure where January has gone.  As such we are long past setting New Year’s resolutions and long past failing them.  Myself included!  What I want to talk about today is successfully changing our behaviors and how making new healthy habits can be fun.  To do this we first need to understand the what, this why and how of habits.  Keeping this in mind I will outline some simple steps to take to help make 2017 a year of positive change.  Finally, I will leave you with some closing thoughts on empathy and how this can be the motivation you may have been missing. What Are Habits? Habits...