Take a Rest to Feel Your Best

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Dr. Natalie Waller, ND

Dr. Natalie Waller, ND

After running a marathon, Iron Man, or any other long, strenuous event, athletes are encouraged to take some down time, also called rest.  Rest is a critical part of training, allowing athletes to recover properly so they can get back to doing what they love and stay strong and competitive. Continue reading

Understanding Your Health Using Genetic Testing

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Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

Personalized medicine is the future of healthcare. More and more people are turning to genomic testing for a customized approach in addressing health concerns. We all have genetic differences, making the one size fits all model a thing of the past.Your genes are the blue print to your health.However, gene expression is influenced by your epigenetics, which includes your diet, lifestyle and the environment you live in.Establishing a nutritional supplement plan should be specific to the individual, taking into account the whole person, including their lifestyle, and genetic makeup. Continue reading

The Run Down On Probiotics

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Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Dr. Jennifer Luis, B.Sc., B.Ed., N.D.

Most people benefit from probiotics found in fermented foods like kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir or supplements. But how do you know if you are taking the “right” types? Adding healthy bacteria into a health regime is becoming more mainstream with medical doctors and is a staple with naturopathic physicians. However, when you go to the health store, it can be overwhelming to pick out an effective option. Continue reading

Keeping Your Digestive System Healthy During The Summer

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Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

Summer is here in our beautiful city. This is definitely the time many of us indulge in patio drinks, sweet fruits and maybe a few more treats at summer BBQ’s. What you may not realize is these choices may increase the risk of having increased digestive problems such as gas, bloating, loose stools and constipation. Continue reading