Clinic Blog

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Stress Part 1: Impact on your immune system

Jun 14, 2020
Have you been feeling a little more stressed lately? With all the changes, uncertainty, and fear in the last few months, many people are reporting an increase in stress. Today I want to talk about the stress and immune system connection.
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4 Ways To Boost Health By Supporting Your Mitochondria

Jun 11, 2020
If we were to do one thing to improve our health it would be to improve our health at a cellular level. We can do this by supporting our Mitochondria. Most people don't know anything about these rice looking parts of our cells but they are extremely important. Things like muscle growth, energy, vision and hearing are dependent on healthy mitochondria. If they are not functioning as they should it can even lead to organ failure.
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Finding the root cause of your IBS

Jun 09, 2020

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) impacts 18-25% of Canadians, one of the highest prevalence globally. Symptoms can include bloating, irregular bowel movements, gas, pain, fatigue, and more. IBS is diagnosed based on the "Rome Criteria", where a person experiences abdominal pain or discomfort and to 2 more of the following:

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6 Ways To Improve Your Sleep

Jun 04, 2020

Sleep is one of the most vital body functions needed to support good health. If we are not getting enough sleep it can lead to emotional unbalance, mental burnout and physical weakness. Lack of sleep throws off our ability to make decisions and even increases the amount of calories we eat during the day.

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Reproductive health and racial disparities

May 31, 2020

There is no denying it, the medical system has a long history of racism and mistreatment. From the overt, like medical experimentation on slaves in the U.S and indigenous children in Canada, to the more subtle, like lack of representation of a variety of ethnicities when creating and testing the safety of new drugs.

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Optimizing your Digestion during Springtime

May 27, 2020

Springtime has a lot of my patients thinking about diets, cleanses, and what they’re putting into their bodies in general. This self evaluation is definitely necessary to check in with yourself about your personal health goals and what modifications may be necessary, but it’s important to make informed and personalized choices as opposed to what’s presented on the internet or social media.

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How We're Keeping Our Patients Safe at Acubalance

May 26, 2020

The first layer of skin on my hands is practically scrubbed off these days. I’ve even developed an internal alarm bell that rings whenever I even consider touching my own face, pushing the walk button, or reaching for a public door handle.

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Antioxidant Therapy: Oxidative Stress & Fertility

May 21, 2020

Oxidative stress - we hear this word a lot when it comes to fertility, but what does it mean? “Reactive oxygen species”  (“ROS”) are chemicals generated during many cellular processes. They play a big part in our immune system, energy production within our mitochondria, cell communication and more. When controlled, they are a necessary part of our biology.

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When Willpower Still Isn't Enough. Why Are You So Tired?

May 05, 2020

I have seen a common phenomenon not only in myself but in the people around me and my patients. I have seen healthy, energetic people go through periods where they lose all motivation and fail to move forward on a clear path. They have no energy, their get up and go, has gotten up and gone! It's not laziness or depression. No matter how hard you push or dig deep into your will power it just feels like too much.

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Can your digestion impact fertility? A look into your microbiome.

Apr 29, 2020

Your microbiome consists of trillions of cells (bacteria, viruses, etc.). They outnumber your own human cells by a lot, roughly 10:1! They play an important role in maintaining a healthy gut barrier. They provide key nutrients to energize the gut cells, secrete a protective layer, and communicate with your immune system regularly. 

I want to talk about one aspect of your microbiome today: "LPS", and how it may impact fertility.