Category Archives: health

Stomach Acid – More Important Than You Might Think!

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

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

Are you feeling tired and know that your digestion is not perfect? Have laboratory tests consistently shown low iron and/or B12 levels despite a healthy diet and even supplementation? Perhaps the root cause lays in the stomach.

Hypochlorhydria, or low stomach acid production is much more common than over-production of acid.  It makes a lot of sense once you understand the biology of the body. Continue reading

Support Your Immune System This Cold and Flu Season with Glutathione

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

Cold and flu season is upon us in Vancouver! We are expecting a particularly nasty flu season this year. This is the time to start supporting your immune system to keep you and your family healthy.This article will be focusing on Glutathione and its incredible benefits on improving your immune system. Glutathione has quickly become one of my favourite supplements. Continue reading

Root Causes of Depression

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

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

As the season shifts further from sunshine and summer to cool temperatures and dampness, many West Coast residents notice a shift in their moods. Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD) can be one of the main reasons for this and thanks to more attention and discussion of SAD, prevention with Vitamin D supplementation and natural light lamps has become common practice. Continue reading

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