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saliva-testing

One of the most important areas that I explore as a Naturopath, is functional pathology testing, mainly Saliva Hormone analysis and Digestion Health assessments. So many people today are suffering with imbalances in these areas, and are unable to find answers from conventional blood and stool tests. These tests are very comprehensive and are targeted for
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Many minerals need a certain level of pH in the stomach for them to be converted into a form that renders them available for absorption in the small intestine.  In a situation where there is less than optimal Hydrochloric Acid levels in the stomach, minerals such as iron may not be available for absorption, no
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A Win For Nutrition!

by Leisa on June 2, 2010

Natural News: “Health freedom has just been handed a significant victory by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which ruled last week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated the First Amendment rights of a nutritional supplement company when it censored truthful, scientifically-backed claims about how selenium can help
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Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work?

by Leisa on August 5, 2009

This is timing!  As a follow on to my previous post about food as medicine versus supplementation, this article came through from Food Matters, and shows just what can be done with vitamin supplements when there is a gross deficiency: “Here is an incredible article on how the charity group ‘Vitamin Angels’ is curing blindness
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Supplements -vs- Dietary Changes

by Leisa on August 3, 2009

For many people, supplements are viewed as a “cure all” for their ailments.  The take glucosamine for their arthritis, calcium supplements for their osteoporosis, and fish oil for their cardiovascular system. But I feel that somewhere along the way they have been misinformed as to what supplements are for, and when they are the most effective.
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The Supplement Myth

by Leisa on September 6, 2008

I get asked a lot about supplements, which ones are the best, what do I take every day, and how to know which ones you need. I was once a total supplement junkie – I had 40 bottles of different tablets and capsules on my bench top, and every morning I would take handfuls of
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Nutritionism Defined

by Leisa on July 8, 2008

This is the title of Chapter 2 of Michael Pollan’s great book “In Defense of Food”, and I love the concept that he reveals – that we have become blinded by the ideology of “nutritionism.” “In the case of nutritionism,” Pollan writes “the widely shared but unexamined assumption is that the key to understanding food
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