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Boosting The Immune System

by Leisa on January 6, 2016

There is no doubt about it that the hectic holiday season can lead to stress. Stress can lead to a compromised immune system. Less sleep, overindulging and being around large groups of people can all increase the likelihood of illness, and no one wants to be sick during the holidays! In the follow up after
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Diagnosing Adrenal Fatigue

by Leisa on November 28, 2015

Diagnosing adrenal fatigue isn’t as simple as having a quick blood test and getting a yes or no answer. In fact most doctors have no idea about adrenal fatigue and don’t actually believe that the condition exists! However, in the same way that type 2 diabetes doesn’t just “appear”‘ overnight with is a measurable deterioration
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How You Can Reduce Stress Today!

by Leisa on November 26, 2015

In this modern world that we live in, we are faced with stress on a day to day basis. This stress can be mental, emotional, physical or environmental and whether we are aware of the stress placed on our body or not, it still takes a dramatic toll on our overall health and wellbeing. Our
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Is Your Doctor Destroying Your Thyroid Gland?

by Leisa on October 27, 2015

It is a story I hear nearly every single week when consulting with my naturopathic patients. “I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, but the doctor tells me there is nothing they can do.” And that is true, the medical profession don’t have an answer for autoimmune thyroid conditions. As I wrote in my previous
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Chronic Fatigue – 5 Things You Should Know

by Leisa on October 21, 2015

I was happily surprised to read this great article on the Mamamia website by Kate Easton, detailing her experience of chronic fatigue. And it gave me shivers. More than once I’ve written about how hard it can be dealing with conditions of fatigue. In a recent blog post “Thryoid Sufferers and Frenemies” I spoke about
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Thyroid Sufferers & Frenemies

by Leisa on June 21, 2015

Thyroid sufferers are some of the bravest people I know. Often struggling through life without a proper diagnosis, the fatigue, weight gain, and depression that are the cornerstone symptoms of a thyroid disorder, are a constant in their lives. These people know that something is wrong, but have been unable to find the help they
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Hashimoto's

I see a lot of patients who have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – an autoimmune disease where they are producing antibodies to parts of their thyroid gland that make thyroid hormone. It is much more common than people might think, and can lead to total destruction of the the thyroid gland if not diagnosed and treated properly.
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Tomato

At the Metagenics Congress two weeks ago, one of the important points they focused on was inflammation, leaky gut, allergies and auto-immune conditions, and their connection with certain foods  in the diet. Naturopath’s have been aware for a long time, the links between auto-immune diseases, and the incidence of “leaky gut”. Even though the medical
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Car Parts For Sale Here?

by Leisa on February 24, 2008

Sorry wrong website.  This is about health, as most of you know. However some Doctors for some reason, know little to nothing about Naturopathy.  Hence the comment from a Dr. one of my patients went to “What would you go to a Naturopath for?  That’s like going to the mechanic for a haircut!” Oh doesn’t
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