A Good Night’s Sleep Helps You Make Healthy Food Choices

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Collaboration post with sleephelp.org Adults should get a full seven to eight hours of sleep each night, yet many people find themselves getting far less. Without adequate rest, your mind and body work in ways that leave you vulnerable to any number of illnesses and diseases. When you’re trying to make good food choices, your body needs sleep to regulate …

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 …

WHY IT’S WORTH SPENDING MORE ON CERTAIN SUPPLEMENTS (& WHICH MATTER MOST!)

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Originally posted on the Well.ca Blog   As a practicing naturopathic doctor, I’m often asked: “Aren’t all vitamins the same?” and “Why would I spend more when I get something similar for much less?” The question about why some nutritional supplements are more expensive than others is a complex one. Instead of asking, “why are these so expensive?” you might …

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 Pill & Your Hormonal Health

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Originally guest posted on the DAO LABS blog. With about 10 million US women on oral contraception (a.k.a. ‘The Pill’), it’s not a surprise that there are a few questions about what it is and how it works in our bodies. Plus, not every women on the birth control pill (BCP) uses it to prevent pregnancy; some other common reasons for its …

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 …