Cholesterol Health Update – Part One of Three

Heart disease is the number one killer of Canadians. You, or someone you love, may even already be on cholesterol lowering medications. Unfortunately, the newest advice regarding cholesterol and heart disease trickles down from the research heavens to family doctors and cardiologists very, very slowly. As do the new tests. Most doctors seem to be…

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Functional Medicine Doctor

Don’t choose your doctor based on prices only. You instinctively already know this… Working with the best – the best lawyer…the best accountant…the best mechanic – usually comes with a bigger price tag. The best Functional Medicine doctors come at a premium and are usually not the cheapest doctors. But, understand that with a bigger…

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Vitamin R—Are Your Getting Enough?

Rest. Relaxation. Recreation. I like to call it vitamin R. What do you do for rest, relaxation, and recreation? Most of us have been conditioned to “do, do, do,” and we forget to “rest, rest, rest.” The “do, do, do” causes the hormone cortisol to get out of balance, and this—as you probably know by…

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The Worst Thing You Could Do If You Have Fatigue…

All the researchers are talking about it these days—inflammation. What is inflammation exactly? Think about if you sprained your ankle. What would you notice? Swelling, redness, pain, heat. These are the four cardinal signs of inflammation. But what does that have to do with fatigue? The more inflammation you have, the more cortisol your body…

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Is Exercise Hurting Your Metabolism?

When it comes to exercise, more is not necessarily better. If your metabolism is broken, the more exercise you do will actually further damage your metabolism, and the more fatigue you will feel. You may be this person, or you may know this person: Despite eating fewer and fewer calories and exercising like a crazy,…

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How to Fix Hot Flashes Without Using Hormones

Think your hot flashes are bad? Meet Celine. When she came into my office I had no idea how bad hot flashes could really get. Celine woke up feeling hot. She took a shower and felt hotter. She had a coffee and felt hotter. Ate breakfast and felt hotter. Brushed her teeth and felt hotter.…

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How I Improved My Sleep in One Night

Sleep “hygiene” is a term we use to describe the necessary factors for promoting good sleep. You’ve heard of oral hygiene—the necessary factors to promote good oral health, like brushing and flossing regularly. Well, there’s sleep hygiene too. Good Night, Light! One of the easiest tools I have found to improve quality of sleep across…

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Four Types Of Insomnia — Which Group Are You In?

It almost goes without saying that in order to help treat fatigue, you need to make sure you’re getting a good night’s rest. There are multiple reasons why people do not sleep well. Low Blood Sugar Insomnia Sometimes the blood sugar dips down too low at night, and this triggers you to wake up. A…

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Another Reason to Blame Your Mother…

Did you ever stop and think about how energy is actually made in your body? And, if there’s a flaw within that system the result would be a lack of energy, or chronic fatigue. Energy gets made by a step-by-step process whereby the foods we eat (carbs, proteins, fats) go through a series of chemical…

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3 Common Functional Medicine Rip-Offs

Rip-Off One: You’re told you need to do a battery of tests before your first visit. This is one of the biggest scams, and is NOT considered REAL Functional Medicine. When you’re told you need to do a panel of tests before your first visit…or the doctor needs you to do all kinds of tests…

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