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Salivary Hormone Testing

Never discount the importance of understanding the signs and symptoms your body shows during hormone excess or deficiency. A detailed intake is always the most important aspect of developing a treatment plan. Sometimes naturopathic doctors need more quantitative data to get a well-rounded clinical picture of how your hormones are functioning in the body.

New Pap Screening Guidelines Atrocious!

The Canadian government is making budget cuts left, right and centre and now our health is being put at risk. The whole reason for having a healthcare system in place in Canada should be to protect the public but with the latest guidelines set forth by the CMAJ in January of this year (http://www.cmaj.ca/content/185/1/35) are putting our daughters, friends and loved ones at serious risk of an otherwise easily preventable disease.

Dirty Dozen Toxic Cosmetic Ingredients

I love treating hormonal imbalance in my office. What I always tell my patients is there are two reasons why they are not feeling optimal, either they are being exposed to toxins in the environment or they are innately deficient in key nutrients to help the body function. The video below highlights how to avoid the Top 12 or Dirty Dozen Toxic Cosmetic Ingredients:

Sachem News: Stress Management

Whether it’s something as relatively small as a traffic jam or as big as the death of a loved one, stress is part of life. “We’re never going to be without stress in our lives,” said naturopathic doctor Andrea Maxim at a recent seminar presented by the Haldimand Abilities Centre (HAC). “Stress is the body’s perception of a threat- mentally, emotionally, physically or spiritually.”

BPA lowers Thyroid Function in Pregnancy

Exposure to bisphenol (BPA) during pregnancy has been shown to lower thyroid function in pregnant mothers and newborns, research shows. BPA is found in any malleable plastic such as water bottles, Saran wrap, food and beverage can linings, toilet paper, dental amalgams and even thermal sales receipts.

BPA Worse After Metabolism

Measured through urine, it has been shown that over 82% of American’s are already exposed to toxic levels of bisphenol A (BPA), and why not? We are chronically exposed to BPA as it is found in any malleable plastic such as water bottles, Saran wrap, food and beverage can linings, toilet paper, dental amalgams and even thermal sales receipts.

Metabolic Syndrome Danger with Hormone Therapy

Menopausal women with metabolic syndrome before starting hormone therapy had a 2-fold greater risk for heart attack or dying of heart disease. Metabolic syndrome is classified as those with 3/5 of the following symptoms: Increased abdominal fat, insulin resistance, blood pressure above 130/85mmHg, low HDL and high triglyceride levels.

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