Healing Hashimoto’s: one woman’s journey [guest post]

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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition of reduced thyroid function that affects about 5% of the population, and mainly women between 30-50 years of age. However, since it does not always fit the traditional hypothyroid pattern (constipation, fatigue, weight gain), it can go undiagnosed or untreated for many. As a naturopathic doctor I use natural therapies in combination with advanced …

Foods to Balance Blood Sugar and to Curb Cravings! [guest post]

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Guest post written by: Anar Allidina, MPH, RD, CDE Having steady blood sugar means we don’t experience the highs and lows of blood sugar spikes. Eating foods with a quick energy release can cause feelings of fatigue, hunger, and irritation. Processed foods and foods with refined sugar cause a spike in your blood sugar since they release glucose very fast into the bloodstream. …

The Best Type of Protein Powder

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With so many different types of protein powders on the market today, how do you choose the right one? The best ones are plant-based, usually pea, rice or hemp and are the easiest to digest. Look for ones with the least additives and even though soy is a plant protein, it is highly allergenic for many people (even without knowing …

Healthy Habits That Just Can’t Wait For Your New Year’s Resolutions

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[collaboration post] Would you believe that we’re less than two months away from the end of the year? Crazy right!? The summer is well and truly out of here and the nights are drawing in. As the days grow colder and shorter, human beings experience a curious phenomenon. We can become sad, depressed, moody or irritable. Our bodies feel heavier, …

5 things you should do every morning

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No, ‘eat breakfast’ didn’t make the list (though it probably should have). Here are some of the lesser-known morning hacks you can start implementing to get more out of every day. You’re welcome. Start your day on YOUR terms Opening your eyes to your inbox or social media alerts isn’t exactly the best way to ease into your day. Give …

4 keys to lasting weight loss

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Here’s what you could be missing: Diet- minimal 5 servings of veggies! Exercise- not just cardio! Sleep- 7 hrs every night! Stress- less than 5/10 if you want to get rid of that muffin top! Check out my blog post all about the right kind of exercise here: http://drlaurabelus.com/portfolio-item/whats-the-best-kind-of-exercise/ Ready to take the first step to a healthier you? Try …

How to reset your body in 24 hours

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Okay, so we are all guilty of it: overindulging. Holidays can be a challenge, but so can the warm summer months of patio season, BBQs, weddings and more! It seems like there is always an occasion to have a cocktail, treat yourself to a couple of appetizers or simply exercise less. The question is: how do we get back on …