“Responsibility” is the word-of-the-month
We are personally responsible for our own health. Responsibility takes the control out of other people’s hands and into our own. We are responsible for what we put into our bodies, how we take care of our bodies and what we do to our bodies. This is a proactive approach to our health. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I can guide you and give you advice, but when it comes down to it, you are the one who has to do the work. I want you to take control of your life, be responsible for your own health and make the changes necessary to lead a healthier life.
Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre
Adrenal Fatigue – “Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?”
Are you tired for no reason? Do you have trouble getting up in the morning? Do you need coffee, colas, energy drinks, sodas, salty or sweet snacks to keep you going? Do you feel run down or stressed? Do you have weight gain around the mid-section? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you may be experiencing “Adrenal Fatigue”.
The adrenal glands are about the size of walnuts and sit on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands produce the hormones called adrenaline and cortisone, which are responsible for the stress response.
The adrenal glands control your fight/flight response. The fight/flight response is an innate mechanism that puts us into survival mode. Back in prehistoric times when humans were being attacked by a sabre-tooth tiger, your adrenal glands would kick into gear and release hormones that would… READ MORE
How stressed are you? – Heart Rate Variability Testing
The Heart Rate Variability (HRV) test evaluates the autonomic nervous system. This is the part of our nervous system that operates in the background without our conscious awareness. We don’t need to think about making sure our heart beats or that we continue to breath or getting our bodies to digest our foods. These are all functions that are controlled by our autonomic nervous system. This autonomic nervous system has 2 parts, the sympathetic nervous system that controls our “STRESS STATE” and the parasympathetic nervous system that controls our “REST, DIGEST and REPAIR”. These two systems need to be in relative balance with each other in order to properly sleep, digest your foods and self-heal. This test evaluates how stressed your body is and how well you are able to heal yourself.
Your Health Questions Answered
Are all natural supplements created equal?
At this point in time there is no regulatory body that regulates what companies put on the label is what they put in the product. This means that a product can have a really nice label but we cannot be 100% certain that what companies put on the label is what goes into the product.
Professional brand products do quality assurance testing on their products which means that what they say is on the label is what is in the product. This is done with third party evaluations of the products. This means that they are put together with the same precision as pharmaceuticals.
It is also important to us that the ingredients used in supplements are of the highest quality. This means that the ingredients are from natural sources and has a high percentage of active ingredients. For example, a supplement can say Vitamin C on the label, but is that vitamin C from a natural source or is it from a synthetic source? Vitamin C from a natural source will be more bioavailable to the body, easier to metabolize and therefore achieve more reliable results.
At Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre we recommend professional brand products that do quality assurance testing, use the highest quality ingredients in the most bioavailable forms. This ensures better, more reliable results.
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