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  • Pediatric Health Support

    Posted on: November 5th, 2015

    Posted in: Digestion     Immune Support     Pediatrics    

    Areas in which I offer support for all pediatric patients (including the powerful preemies):   Mental/Emotional/Behavioural concerns ADD/ADHD Autism Spectrum including Aspergers Anxiety Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) PANDAS (sudden onset of OCD, tics, and/or personality changes in pre-pubescent children)   Digestive health (health begins in the gut!) Constipation Diarrhea Colic Diaper rash Pinworms   Immune

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  • SIBO, IBS and You

    Posted on: October 7th, 2015

    Posted in: Digestion    

    Is your digestion anything less than a smooth sailing system? Food accepted kindly by your body with appreciation, and waste removed comfortably and predictably like a well oiled machine? Effortless digestion is a reality for many people and is a worthy goal. Unfortunately, uncomfortable or downright painful digestion is the norm for too many people,

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  • Digestion and dem Bones

    Posted on: September 12th, 2015

    Posted in: Aging     Digestion    

    You are not necessarily what you eat, but you are what you absorb! In order to liberate the minerals in our food for absorption there must be adequate stomach acid.  Stomach acid is also necessary for protein digestion (and remember that bones are half protein).  A lack of stomach acid, known as hypochlorhydria, will lead

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  • A Comprehensive Approach to Weight Management

    Posted on: December 8th, 2012

    Posted in: Aging     Detoxification     Digestion     Energy and Fatigue     Men's Health     Weight loss     Women's Health    

    The old thinking is that weight balance is a simple case of calories in and calories out.  But research shows that that just isn’t the case.  Those struggling with excess weight are not simply lazy or gluttonous (well, some might be but then so are some slim people!).  Not everyone is built to look like

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  • Using Acids to Support Alkalinity

    Posted on: February 1st, 2012

    Posted in: Aging     Detoxification     Digestion     Nutrition     Weight loss    

    It might sound counter-intuitive but most of us need more acid (in the right place) to prevent painful acidity, and promote appropriate alkalinity in the body! There is an increasing awareness of the role that bodily pH plays in supporting optimal health.  Increased acidity of body tissues has been linked to inflammation, allergies, and osteoporosis

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  • Castor Oil Packs

    Posted on: February 14th, 2011

    Posted in: Detoxification     Digestion    

    Castor oil is derived from the bean of the castor plant.  When taken internally it acts as a powerful, purgative laxative, and as such has a negative image among people familiar with this effect.  When applied topically the oil has the ability to penetrate up to 10cm of tissue.  As it moves through the tissue

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  • Thanking Your Liver

    Posted on: February 14th, 2011

    Posted in: Detoxification     Digestion     Energy and Fatigue    

    The liver is the governor organ of the body and deserves a “thank you” from time to time.  Everything that is taken into the body by mouth passes through the liver after absorption from the intestines in a process called “first pass”.  Only those nutrients and compounds deemed necessary or essential for the body are

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  • Going Gluten-Free

    Posted on: December 17th, 2010

    Posted in: Digestion     Lifestyle counseling     Nutrition    

    A gluten-free diet can make the world of difference for many people.  Gluten is a protein that is found primarily in certain grains including wheat, spelt, kamut, rye, barley, triticale, and secondarily in other foods such as oats, and a very wide range of processed foods.