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When Your Body Attacks Itself - A New Perspective on Healing Autoimmune Disease

As a naturopathic doctor as well as something who suffers from an autoimmune condition, I know a thing or two about healing autoimmune diseases. It all works and the results are certainly there when patients follow the protocols. But what I think is MAJORLY overlooked and under appreciated is on another level.

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How to Actually Get Over a Cold: The "Insider" Basics

They're unpleasant, can keep you awake at night and really wreak havoc on your schedule.  Having a cold isn't pleasant at the best of times but here are my top tips that I use when I'm feeling under the weather that help me, and my patients out the most.

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The Simplest, Most Effective Tips for Menopause

Menopause.  That really fun time of a woman's life where thing start...changing.  Many women suffer from hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, skin changes and weight fluctuations.  Menopause is caused from the ovaries essentially "shutting down", causing a decrease in the production of sex hormones and an end to a monthly hormonal cycle.  This fluctuation in hormones during the menopausal transition can cause the unwanted side effects that can linger for years in some women.  But did you know you don't necessarily have to deal with these side effects?  

Here are my top simple, most effective tips that you can start doing today to lessen the frequency and severity of some of the most annoying side effects.

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Say Goodbye to Those Awful Headaches with these Tips

Nobody likes to be in pain.  Headaches are one of the most common disorder of the nervous system and according to the WHO, at least half of the adult population has experienced a headache at least once in the past year.  Ouch.

Headaches can be brought on by a list of different factors, including food sensitivities, lack of sleep, dehydration (or perhaps being hung over...), stress and muscle tension.  They can be a result of either muscular trigger point aggravation and/or vasospasms occurring in the blood vessels of your brain (scary sounding, I know).  If you suffer from headaches on the regular, it's important to work with a qualified healthcare professional who is experienced and knowledgable in understandings how to give you pain relief and prevent your headaches from recurring.  Trust me, it is possible to be headache free.

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How to Actually Get Beautiful Skin, Today

We all want beautiful, healthy skin.  After all, our skin is the first thing people see about us as well as is a direct reflection of our overall health and wellbeing.  All the more reason we should pay attention to and take care of the skin we live in.  With the beauty product industry being a multi-billion dollar venture, we are clearly all concerned about looking our best.  But what most people commonly overlook is the inside-out approach to skin care.  We can use all the beauty products in the world but if our bodies themselves aren't happy, no expensive cream is going to help.

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How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life

Having troubles getting to sleep or staying asleep is a common issue for many of us.  I feel sometime like a broken record when I mention to patients simple things that can be done at home to help with sleep.  Obviously if someone is having issues sleeping above and beyond not being able to shut their mind off and get to sleep, there are a ton of things that can be done to help.

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How to Have a Happier, Healthier Thyroid

Our thyroid is the master of regulating our body's metabolism.  It controls our energy levels, weight maintenance and temperature regulation right down to a cellular level.  Basically if your thyroid isn't happy, you're not happy.  If you missed the Facebook LIVE video on the topic, check out my top tips for having healthy, happy thyroid!

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How to Ditch the Bloat and Have a Happy Tummy

I see patients complaining of abdominal discomfort quite often.  While seeing a health care professional for abdominal pain is ALWAYS a good idea, when you're feeling bloated in general, there are a few simple tips you can try at home first.

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Top Tips you Need to Know for Healthier, Beautiful Skin

Our skin tells a lot about us.  It's a direct expression of our gut health, can give us away when we're stressed and can tell us if we haven't been eating the best.  Our skin is the first thing that people see about us as well.  It's important we all pay attention to the quality of our skin not only for our health's sake but also so we can shamelessly look and feel good!

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