Category Archives: naturopathic

What does the Thyroid Do?

Dr. Jennifer Luis, BSc., BEd., ND

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

The thyroid gland is situated in the middle part of the neck and it is so important that humans cannot live without the hormones it produces.  It is responsible for the metabolic rate and function of the whole body – energy, weight control, mood, digestion, thought processes, muscle tone, hair texture, menstrual cycle… to name a few.  The thyroid secretes thyroid hormones that tell cells and organs what to do.  There are varying levels of thyroid dysfunction which are measured by looking at the blood levels of these hormones.
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Progesterone Anxiety Connection

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

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

What is Progesterone ?
Progesterone is a female sex hormone produced mainly in the ovaries following ovulation each month. It is crucial part of the menstrual cycle.
Progesterone helps to regulate your cycle, but its main job is to get your uterus ready for pregnancy. After you ovulate each month, progesterone helps thicken the lining of the uterus in preparation for a fertilized egg. If there is no fertilized egg, progesterone levels drop again and menstruation begins. If a fertilized egg does not implant in the uterine wall, progesterone helps to maintain the uterine lining throughout pregnancy.
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Glutathione and its Role in Protecting Your Cells from Environmental Toxins


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.

Many of the chemicals are carcinogenic. They can cause cancer within our body. Our body has
ways to protect us from these carcinogenic chemicals. One method involves Glutathione. This is one
of the main antioxidant systems our body has to protect us from toxins. Glutathione has the ability to
enhance the elimination of harmful chemicals and increase our cells defense system against toxins.
Glutathione is naturally created within the body by using 3 amino acids: Glutamate, Glycine and
Cysteine. A poor diet, malabsorption of nutrients, digestive problems and a sluggish liver, can all
contribute to lowered levels of Glutathione in the body. Glutathione is also quite unstable when taken
as a supplement. It quickly breaks down in your digestive tract.

Intravenous administration may be an effective way to increase blood levels of Glutathione. A simple
procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes, may increase your body’s ability to detoxify harmful
chemicals, improve liver function, and protect cells from premature aging. Of course, following a
clean diet and healthy lifestyle is the most important part of maintaining good health. Adding
intravenous Glutathione may increase your body’s defense against both internal and external toxins.
It may also be a great way to improve your liver’s ability to detoxify your body.
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