Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in most diet drinks, chewing gum, tabletop sweeteners, juices, yogurts and numerous products that claim to be “sugar-free”.  It is one of the main sugar substitutes used by people with diabetes.  It is considered a safe food additive for human [...]

The liver is one of your body’s primary organs of detoxification. Anything that comes into the body is filtered by the liver. It is vitally important that the liver is functioning well to ensure that unwanted substances are effectively moving out of the body.   Here [...]

Whenever you come into our clinic, be prepared, because we will always ask about one key aspect of your health which will give us great insight into what’s going on inside of you, how well your system is functioning and your overall health.  It can also [...]

Does what you eat affect your moods? It sure does! There are four contributing factors to food affecting moods: Our body manufacturers neurotransmitters within the lining of the digestive tract. These neurotransmitters, specifically serotonin, travel into the bloodstream, pass the blood brain barrier into the brain [...]

Over the last 20 years, we have seen a huge increase in the number of anaphylactic allergies to peanuts. It’s really scary how many kids are suffering from that life-threatening allergy. I know some of the recent research is saying that we should be introducing peanuts [...]

I often get asked “why I became an Naturopathic Doctor”, so here’s my answer. I had a few different influences that led me to this path. One major influence was my personal experience with naturopathic medicine. As a child I had lots of allergies and would [...]

We are made up of 70% water.  Therefore it is vitally important that we are drinking water all day, everyday, to replenish our body with fresh, clean water.  Water plays a key role in digestion, cellular metabolism, detoxifying and alkalinizing the body. Many people have become [...]

Many of us believe that the way to take care of our skin is to stay away from the sun. We’ve been conditioned to think that too much sun will increase our risk of skin cancer. So we wear sunscreen, cover up or avoid going outside [...]

Our microbiome is really the key to optimal health and the foundation to healing any ailment. In order to improve our microbiome, we need to stop killing off colonies of the healthy microflora and disrupting the balance of bacteria and fungi that live in our digestive [...]

Sleep is one of the foundations of health.  It is vital for our survival and plays a key role in every function of our body.  During your sleeping hours your body does a lot of its detoxification and repairing of cells. Getting enough, quality sleep is [...]