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Being Thankful this Thanksgiving and Beyond

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By Dr. Quinn Rivet, ND

What if there was something that was free, you could carry with you 24 hours a day, you can turn on anytime, uses little electricity, doesn’t come in a bottle, it’s good for your brain by increasing circulation to the hippocampus, stimulates the reward centers of the brain, decreases aches, pains and inflammatory markers in the blood, can help your will-power, is able to decrease depression and helps give an optimistic outlook on life, and did I mention it was free? Would you be interested? Continue reading

Glutathione and its Role in Protecting Your Cells from Environmental Toxins

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We live in a toxic world. According to the environmental protection agency, over 80,000 chemicals are used in our industries today. From the preservatives used in our food and the chemicals found in our water, to the pollutants found in our air. Let’s not forget the chemicals some of us knowingly put into our bodies, like alcohol and tobacco. Continue reading

ABCD’s of Skin Cancer Identification Vancouver

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Beauty marks make a person unique! Moles (also known as nevi in medical terms) can develop on the skin’s surface in any location and at any time in one’s life. Colours can vary from pink or red to light or dark brown or to black and they can be flat or raised. While the vast majority of new moles are healthy and normal, there are some important characteristics to be aware of that may require further investigation. Continue reading

Belly Fat and the Metabolic Syndrome

Dr. Quinn Rivet B.Sc., N.D.

Dr. Quinn Rivet B.Sc., N.D.

“The results from both epidemiological and physiological studies have demonstrated a strong association between excess abdominal adipose tissue and the presence of metabolic risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), including insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and increased circulating inflammatory proteins”(1). Continue reading

Is Stress Affecting your Weight Loss or Muscle Building Program?

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

I commonly hear many of my patients mentioning they are having a difficult time losing fat or gaining muscle even though they are working out very hard, lifting weights and eating very clean. The problem may be due to the amount of stress they are under. Specifically I am referring to Cortisol levels. Continue reading

Breaking the Pain and Weight Cycle

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Dr. Natalie Waller, ND

Dr. Natalie Waller

A limiting factor to staying active and maintaining a healthy weight is pain.
When you first start an exercise regime, you will encounter sore achy muscles that can make exercise feel difficult. Starting slow and building up is a great way to ensure that you don’t end up with too much discomfort that will stop you from achieving your goals. Continue reading