Category Archives: food

What you need to know about zinc

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

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

The mineral zinc is an important part of human nutrition and chances are you know someone who is currently supplementing with it. Zinc is required for vision, cell growth, reproductive health such as synthesis of testosterone, insulin balance, immune and skin health to name a few. Severe zinc deficiencies can cause delayed growth in children, a loss or decrease of smell or taste, swollen tongue, eczema and even hair loss. Continue reading

Four Simple Tips to Stay Committed to Healthy Eating

“I’ve got to start eating healthy. Starting Monday: no sugar, no gluten, no dairy and I’m bringing salads for lunch every day.” How many times has this, or some variation of it, been said after indulging too much or too often? With a burst of motivation, you start the week off with your new diet rules in place. As time goes on…motivation starts to wane, social events come up, you’re tired of not being able to eat anything and eventually you find yourself back in your old ways. Continue reading

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? I Exercise Regularly and Eat a Clean Diet…

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

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

One of the most frustrating aspects of weight loss is when results are not achieved despite doing everything “right”. I regularly hear about weight loss struggles even with personal training 4-5 times per week doing high intensity workouts and eating a sugar-free, low carb diet. Continue reading

Considering Gallbladder Health in the Treatment of Constipation

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai, N.D.

Dr. Tasreen Alibhai

In past newsletters I frequently write about ways to improve digestive health and reduce a bloated belly. With summer just around the corner, this is a great time to discuss constipation and its impact on your health including a bloated belly.

Many adults and children suffer from constipation. Approximately 1 in 4 Canadians experience constipation. Continue reading