It’s well established that the presence of diabetes increases the risk of certain cardiovascular events. The goal in working with a Naturopath is to reduce these risk factors, so do not worry! Vascular Complications in Diabetics Diabetes is associated with atherosclerosis, neuropathy, and retinopathy. The key here – is that these risk factors can be…

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Diabetics with cardiovascular disease risk factors (hypertension, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides) have to be extra diligent with managing their blood vessels and reducing inflammation. Having higher blood sugar with more inflammation can increase risk of cardiovascular disease. What are Triglycerides? Next to cholesterol, triglycerides are the most important measurement on a lipid panel. They…

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BCAAs are Branch Chained Amino Acids. They are Leucine, Valine, and Isoleucine. They are simply called branched chained aminos because their physical structure is a branched molecule. These amino acids are essential – meaning they have crucial roles throughout the body and must be obtained through diet or supplementation. Roles of BCAAs BCAA’s play vital…

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Anytime your doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor, or naturopath are investigating your dizziness or vertigo – they are running through a list of differential diagnoses in their head. A list of differentials is simply all the conditions or causes of the symptom (dizziness/vertigo) which may be the root cause. It is important to understand how and where…

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What is the Normal Blood Sugar Response? It’s important to understand how sugar affects your body. Whether you’re diabetic or not, understanding how blood sugar is metabolized and how our body responds is important. From dietary choices to exercise, there are so many things we can do to hurt or help our blood sugar response.…

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Alcat Platinum Plus by Cell Science Systems This Test is useful for: Gastrointestinal Symptoms Autoimmune Disease Joint Pain IBD/IBS Inflammation Food Sensitivities Nutritional Deficiencies Skin Conditions (Atopic Dermatitis) Environmental Sensitivities   Lab offered by: Specimen Type: Blood Results Returned in: 10 Days Sample Report Results Included in this Test FOOD SENSTIVITIES  Vegetables Fruit Meat Dairy/Eggs…

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Manual lymphatic drainage techniques are special techniques incorporated by massage therapists into rehabilitation programs. The basis for using manual lymphatic drainage is to achieve the following [1]: Stimulating the lymphatic system via an increase in lymph circulation Expediting the removal of biochemical wastes from body tissues Enhancing body fluid dynamics, thereby facilitating edema reduction Decreasing sympathetic…

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Dizziness is a common complaint at clinics like ours. People suffer from dizziness for several reasons. One common cause is something called cervicogenic dizziness. Simply put – cervicogenic dizziness originates from the cervical spine. In other words, our upper neck can be the cause of dizziness! First described in 1955, cervicogenic dizziness is disequilibrium that…

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Dizziness is a common, disabling disorder. It tends to describe a wide range of sensations including feeling faint, weak, or unsteady. The false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning is referred to as vertigo, which is a subset of dizziness. Many people suffering from dizziness are unaware manual based practices like chiropractic can…

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