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Re-thinking New Years Resolutions and Our Health Goals

I love the feeling of a new year and the possibilities it brings! And while I don’t set New Years resolutions anymore, I have a natural inclination to go inwards and think of aspects of my life around which I want to reflect upon and make some changes throughout the year.   As human beings, we naturally want to reach higher and sometimes a challenge is exactly what we need to discover just how much we’re actually capable of. While I’m all for supporting people in setting goals for themselves, I find many of us simply set goals that are unrealistic. This eventually takes us back to square one, yet with a greater sense of frustration, disappointment and failure. This is particularly common among those of us...

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...

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...

10 Steps To Clean Up Your Diet

Written by: Dr. Sarah Vadeboncoeur, buy ND 1. Ditch Plastics Plastics (from water bottles and food containers) can contain chemicals that have estrogen-like properties and have been linked to weight gain, help diabetes, and infertility. Even BPA-free plastics can have these effects. 2. Drink Pure, Filtered Water Unfiltered tap water can contain chlorine, fluoride and other chemical contaminants. Carbon filters (such as Brita) only remove small amounts of chlorine. The gold standard in water filtration is reverse osmosis. 3. Go Organic Organic food contains less pesticides and chemicals and isn’t raised using hormones or antibiotics. The most important foods to choose organic are dairy, meat, and the Dirty Dozen fruits and vegetables. 4. Choose Your Meat Wisely Whether or not meat is “healthy” is in large part determined by how the meat is raised. Conventionally raised animal meats...