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Quercetin!

Quercetin!

Quercetin is a flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables.  It has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-histaminic properties.  Choosing food from the list below is a great way to increase your intake! Apples Arugala Asparagus Black Tea Broccoli Chia...

The 411 on the CBC

The 411 on the CBC

Have you ever been told your bloodwork is 'normal', but you still don't feel good?  Or, you know something isn't right? There is a difference between clinical laboratory ranges (reference ranges) and functional ranges.  Typically, reference ranges are used to diagnose...

The benefits of Braggs Nutritional Yeast

The benefits of Braggs Nutritional Yeast

Bragg's Nutritional Yeast is packed with B vitamins, protein and is also a great source of fiber!  It can be used as a seasoning for salads, veggies and soups.  Also, it acts as a 'binder' when making burgers and meatballs and is a great 'coating' for chicken or...

Toolkit for health this winter!

Toolkit for health this winter!

Have you started thinking about your arsenal for winter and the impending cold weather?  Sambucus Intrinsic contains elderberry and goldenseal, both of which are very helpful for colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections.  It also provides respiratory immune support...

What is the #1 support for your immune system?

What is the #1 support for your immune system?

Vitamin D is known to play a role in almost every major concern including: Osteoporosis/osteopenia Cardiovascular High Blood Pressure Immune/Autoimmune Arthritis Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder Prenatal Anti pathogenic (viral, bacterial, etc.) Psoriasis...

MOOD ReClaimed

MOOD ReClaimed

Adaptogens are a unique class of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of the adrenal system, which manages the body's hormonal response to stress. By tonifying and rejuvenating the entire adrenal system, they promote the healthy regulation of cortisol, the...

Intestinal Permeability

Intestinal Permeability

What is IP?  IP is intestinal permeability....it is the term used to describe the control of material passing from inside the gastrointestinal tract through the cells lining the gut wall, into the rest of the body. I personally believe everyone suffers from a little...

Berberine

Berberine

Berberine is a compound found in plants such as barberry, tree turmeric, Oregon grape, goldenseal, yellowroot and Chinese goldthread, among others. The ancient Chinese were the first to discover the medicinal values of berberine more than 5000 years ago. Berberine is...

Astragalus

Astragalus

Have you ever walked into your doctor's office to review blood results and you are greeted with the statement, 'everything's normal'?  My question is, what does that actually mean? I like to go through each item, line-by-line and explain each one.  Today I am...

Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance

Have you heard the term, 'insulin resistance' before?  It has to do with blood sugar control and how your body metabolizes different substances. Once sugar or glucose enters your bloodstream, here is what happens:  The pancreas secretes insulin, which shunts the...

Having trouble sleeping?

Having trouble sleeping?

You may want to consider having your cortisol levels tested if you are experiencing the following: Insomnia/sleep disturbances Memory loss/”brain fog”/confusion Depression Anxiety and/or negative affect Elevated blood glucose/eventually insulin Sugar cravings Weight...

pH

The urinalysis is one of the simplest diagnostic tools we can use when assessing your progress on your SHAPE journey. I know it seems meaningless sometimes, but truly it can give us so much information. I'd like to highlight pH today. It is a measure of...

Tight junctions

Tight junctions

Tight junctions are located in the intestines and serve as a barrier to allow certain molecules/proteins through; thereby making it a big part of the immune system.  Remember, 75% of our immune system is located in our gut. If these tight junctions are broken down by...

Thyroid Function

Complete evaluation of thyroid hormones includes TSH, free & total T4, free & total T3, TPO Ab, TBG Ab, Reverse T3, T3 uptake, anti-thyroglobulin Ab.  By evaluating all of these levels, we can evaluate exactly where/why thyroid dysfunction might...

The ins-and-outs of water

The ins-and-outs of water

Taken from the InBody Newsletter You buy a brand new car.  You’re excited.  You vow to take incredibly good care of it forever.  As part of your promise to your new car, you decide that you’ll never miss an oil change every 3 months (or 3,000 miles). Why...

What Shape Reclaimed Means To Me by Ellyse

What Shape Reclaimed Means To Me by Ellyse

I started this journey September 2015 and I knew I had to do something for myself, and start feeling confident again!   Ready and determined I make the appointment. I met Dr. Beth and felt no judgment, and with the guidance and knowledge she has, I felt very...

Just How Important Is Checking The Urine? VERY!!!

Patients actively in phase I and taking the drops need to be monitored closely. It is truly for your benefit and can help us make some important clinical decisions to help you on your journey. 10 different markers are being monitored, with 4 of them being...

Inflammation Is Part Of The Body’s Natural Defense System

Inflammation Is Part Of The Body’s Natural Defense System

Several of you have been asking about 'inflammation', and while we have talked about it privately, the following description of inflammation by Dr. Mark Hyman gives a great global perspective...... "Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense system. When your...

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