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  • Health Articles,  Live Well

    Toxic Load

    There are many ways that toxins invade our bodies. The air we breathe is full of pollution – byproducts from burning fossil fuels, aerosols, and metals – contributing to increased allergies, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, and other respiratory diseases1. The soil we walk on and plant our food in is laden with pesticides that have the risk of causing nervous system dysfunction2. The water we drink and swim in is constantly being tested and treated to prevent accumulation of heavy metals which can have neurological and developmental impacts. All of these sources contribute to our bodies toxic load and demonstrate that it is not a question of if we carry a…

  • Live Well,  Sun Safety

    Shinning New Light on Sun Safety

    By Andrea Hauser Nothing is better than a gorgeous sunny day. But as a skin cancer survivor, take it from me – being aware of sun safety is critical. Here are some key facts and tips you and your family should be aware of before you head outdoors this season for fun in the sun. Ultraviolet light from the sun comes in two main wavelengths — UVA and UVB. It is vital for you to understand the difference between them, and the risk factors associated with each. Both UVA and UVB can cause tanning and burning, although UVB does so far more rapidly. UVA rays, however, penetrate deeper into the…

  • Detox

    Spring Detoxification

    Spring is usually the time when Canadians emerge from their homes and start their annual cleaning. We clear the garden, plant new flowers, repair any damage to our homes and start to reorganize the indoors. It is also a perfect time to detoxify our bodies. Many people ask me why we need to do a detoxification diet or a cleanse. In the past, our bodies were able to manage the toxic load in our systems. Our liver was able to neutralize harmful chemicals and our bowels were able to eliminate them. We are now increasingly bombarded with toxic chemicals. These chemicals can come from workplace exposure, household cleaning agents, air…

  • Eat Well

    Feeding A Picky Eater

    For those of you who have a picky eater, mealtimes can be a nightmare. Not only do you need to make sure your child eats, but you also want to ensure that your children are getting the nutrients they need to thrive. Here are some tips to make sure your children are getting what they need to stay healthy and active. Expose your child to different tastes and foods. Don’t force your children to try new foods but make sure they see you and the rest of the family enjoying a variety of foods. Over time, your child may be more willing to try different foods. Also, don’t stop making…

  • Health Articles,  Weight Loss

    FirstLine Therapy can help you regain your health this year!

    FirstLine Therapy is a specialized therapeutic lifestyle change program unlike any other in that the FLT system targets the underlying causes of chronic illnesses by incorporating a sensible eating plan, exercise, nutritional supplementation, and stress management. In fact, the following key characteristics are unique to the FLT program: FLT is not just a weight loss program • Most programs are focused on weight while FLT is best used as a first line treatment for common, chronic health problems (e.g., high cholesterol, insulin resistance, unhealthy body composition). The FLT eating plan is different • Most programs are focused on low fat diets while FLT emphasizes the importance of a low-glycemic eating…

  • Live Well

    Ten Tips to Optimize Your Health in 2013

    As part of your New Year’s resolution let’s make lasting changes to our lifestyles and diet in 2013. Let’s steer clear of that crash diet that inevitably leads to temporary results with no lasting health effects. Dieting is a multi-billion dollar industry and it wouldn’t be the hearty money-making machine that it is if there weren’t repeat customers. So, why do people fail and return for seconds, thirds, or more? Ultimately, it is up to the dieter to take control of their health and make informed decisions. Although many ‘diets’ can bring some level of success we need to think in terms of permanent lifestyle changes rather than the enticing…

  • Diabetes,  Fitness

    Coping Strategies for dealing with Diabetes

    Diabetes is a chronic disease that arises from the body’s inability to produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is the hormone that we make in order to use sugar as an energy source. When there is not enough insulin, or the cells in the body don’t respond to insulin, the sugar continues to circulate in the bloodstream causing damage to the body’s internal organs. There are three types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes usually affects children or adolescents and it occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin. Type 2 occurs when the pancreas does not produce insulin or when the insulin produced is not used properly by the…

  • Cancer

    What is Breast Thermography?

    reast Thermography is a well known, safe, radiation and compression-free method of assessing a woman’s risk for breast cancer, offering the earliest possible warning that problems may be developing in her breasts. Thermography, using an infrared camera and high tech computer software, takes images of the temperature and vascular supply in the breasts, based on the scientific principle that chemical and blood vessel activity in both pre-cancerous tissue and the area surrounding a developing breast cancer is almost always higher than in a normal breast. The base-line examination will be rated as low, medium, or high risk. Once that is established, thermography is an objective way to evaluate if therapies…

  • IV Therapy,  Nutrients

    Benefits of Intravenous Therapy

    Many Naturopathic Doctors have additional training and are licensed to provide Intravenous or IV therapy. IV therapy refers to the administration of substances directly into the vein. There are many benefits to this type of therapy. For starters, intravenous administration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, homeopathics and plant based nutrients allows for an exact dosage since it bypasses the digestive system. This means that absorption of nutrients is not hindered by gut issues that may exist. As a result, clinical results are more effective than typical oral regimens. Also, higher doses of supplements can be administered since there is no risk of gastrointestinal upset. Naturopathic IV treatments can be used…

  • Health Articles,  Weight Loss

    Weight Loss – Does one size fit all?

    We all know the facts about rising levels of obesity and the general populations’ unhealthy eating habits. So why is it that we aren’t changing our habits and shedding those unwanted pounds? Losing weight is a challenging and frustrating venture that often sets us up for failure. Losing weight isn’t just about cutting back on calories – otherwise why would it be so hard? There are many different factors that impact one’s ability to lose weight and determining what your body responds to physically, and what your brain responds to emotionally, can be the golden ticket to your success! Quality as well as quantity of calories plays a big role.…

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