The Need for Flaxseed

Flaxseed

May / June 2016

By Darlene Staheli

Is flaxseed a super hero? Does it have super powers? Well, it can’t leap over tall buildings nor is it faster than a speeding bullet, but it can help save you from hot flashes, cravings, constipation, inflammation, cancer and many more ‘kryptonite’-like ailments! Flaxseed can have super powerful effects on your body when just a small amount (a couple of tablespoons per day) is added to your diet. Let’s take a closer look:

"Follow Your Gut" What It's Telling You

Nutrition

March  / April 2016

By Dr. Angela Dagley

Have you heard of the common GI condition known as “leaky gut syndrome?” It is becoming a more widely known condition, and with good reason! Many have heard this term but really have no idea what it is. The prevalence of leaky gut is reaching epidemic proportions. This is widely due to poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalances.

DETOX Fact or Fiction?

Nutrition Detox

January / February 2016

By Dr. Angela Dagley

Let’s start with why it is important that we detox our bodies. This can be easily explained through the illustration of the bucket theory. The bucket theory states that every person is born with a toxin bucket. When someone’s bucket overflows, the manifestations of toxin overload become apparent. These could include eczema, autism, infertility, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, hormonal imbalances, and food allergies. Some buckets start out empty, some part way full, others are brimming at the rim. The initial fullness of the bucket all depends on the health of the mother when the baby is born. When babies are born with buckets partly or nearly full, it really doesn’t take as much toxin exposure to overflow the bucket. This is one of the reasons we see more and more conditions affecting younger and younger people. With the amount of toxins we are exposed to today, it is really only a matter of time before it fills up, even if we started with a relatively empty bucket.

I Want to be Healthy... Ugh! What Do I Eat?

nutrition

November / December 2015

By Dr. Angela Dagley

We all realize that food plays a very important role in our health. There is no question that proper diet and nutrition can prevent and often treat disease. But how do you know where to begin?

Many foods that we find today in the grocery store are inflammatory to the body. High inflammation in our bodies leads to many of the chronic diseases that we are battling today. For example, depression, ADHD, borderline diabetes, infertility, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel disease, and autoimmune diseases are at an all time high. Do you suffer from any of these conditions? Or do you know someone who does?

Can We Cure Allergies?

September / October 2015

By Dr. Serge Gregoire

A man in his 50s came to my office a few years ago complaining of year-round environmental allergies. He had to take allergy medication every single day, otherwise he would suffer from allergy symptoms, which greatly impacted his quality of life. He had even been on allergy shoots for several years in order to keep the symptoms at bay. He came to our office because the shots had suddenly stopped working and nothing was helping anymore. He was very discouraged and frustrated. After examining his health history, we found out that he also had some gastrointestinal issues, such as bloating, gas, and constipation, alternating with diarrhea.