Mitochondrial Function

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What are mitochondria? Mitochondria are organelles found in most cells where energy production occurs.  It is here, that the air we breathe meets with nutrients we consume to form energy.  This is a massively complex process involving the electron transport chain and the Krebs cycle that I won’t bore you with.  Yea, you could say it’s a vital process in …

Oxidative Stress

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What is Oxidative Stress? You’ve probably heard about oxidative stress, free radicals, ORAC scores, or anti-oxidants through a friend or blog or news outlet.  This is a major process that is often misunderstood.  I’ve read blogs stating that free radicals are the root cause of all disease and everyone must supplement with anti-oxidants.  This is just not true.  Our bodies …

Leaky Gut

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What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Leaky gut is a term used as a simple explanation for increased intestinal permeability.  Imagine your intestines as a long hose. If the hose is not damaged, then water will move freely through one end and out the other side. Now, imagine that same hose with tiny punctures. The water now leaks out before reaching …

Inflammation

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What is inflammation? Inflammation is a process that occurs to protect ourselves from further injury, usually as a reaction to an injury, stress, or infection.  Short term or acute inflammation is an important component of our immune systems, to help fight infection or injury.  For example; when a person sprains their ankle and swelling results, this is a form of …

5 Natural Tips for Digestive Support

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What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome is a digestive disorder characterized by a group of symptoms. IBS will affect about 10% of the world’s population and is a very common disorder. 30-50% of referrals to gastroenterologist are for IBS. There is currently no laboratory test to diagnose IBS and that’s why symptoms are used to diagnosed the condition. What are …

Unexplained Causes of Infertility

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Naturopathic medicine offers a unique option for individuals who have received a diagnosis of unexplained infertility because Naturopathic Doctors are trained to look for other possibilities that traditional testing is lacking.  The current diagnostic testing options available are used to identify the major reasons why couples may have difficulty becoming pregnant but it certainly doesn’t identify all the possible reasons.  …

6 Tips to reduce inflammation naturally

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Inflammation plays a significant part in many chronic diseases.  These include arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and other digestive disorders, auto-immune diseases, heart disease, and diabetes.  Exciting research is linking holistic therapies as powerful options to fight inflammation.  Most doctors focus on treatment of the symptoms and not addressing the root cause of an issue. Medications are often given to reduce …

What is Inflammation

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Inflammation is a process that occurs to protect ourselves from further injury, usually as a reaction to an injury, stress, or infection. Short term or acute inflammation is an important component of our immune systems, to help fight infection or injury. For example; when a person sprains their ankle and swelling results, this is a form of acute inflammation. The immune …

5 Natural Tips for Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by muscle pain and fatigue.  Millions of people suffer from this disorder, most commonly affecting women of reproductive age.  Neuro-inflammation aka inflammation involving the nervous system is linked to fibromyalgia. This inflammation of the nervous system can cause individuals to become super sensitive to even the slightest of touch.  This is due to the fact …