Phytate or phytic acid are compounds within plants, which are the plants natural defense mechanism against predators such as animals and insects. When we try to consume phytates, they have a similar effect on our systems and these phytates are considered an anti-nutrient. Phytates [...]
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Chewing slowly gives the body time to produce more bile Take choline: Choline is an important lipotropic nutrient in every cell. It helps emulsify fats and make them water-soluble. It helps with lipid transport, liver repair, nerve conductivity, brain development and cognition. It helps [...]
UBI is a therapy that we offer within our clinic and it has a number of different positive effects in terms of boosting our health. This is a natural therapy that has been used in medicine for well over 70 years with significant results [...]
Urine test: presence of acetoacetate (type of ketone) – limited insight into whether the body is burning fat for fuel Blood test: measures beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), a form of ketone. This is the most accurate way to test for ketones. Breathalyzer: measures acetone in breath, [...]
What is the difference between the conventional approach to SIBO and the naturopathic approach to SIBO?Conventional medical treatment of SIBO is using antibiotics. This approach leads to additional problems as it disrupts the microbiome.Naturopathic medical approach is to restore proper functioning of protective barriers such [...]
Oxalates are a compound within plants, which are the plants natural defense mechanism and these help to protect plants from predators such as animals, insects, fungi. The challenge with these oxalates is that they bind to calcium in the blood and then they form [...]
It’s important to understand the connection between TSH and iodine supplementation so that you are not surprised if your blood levels change when you start supplementing with iodine. TSH may increase in the start of iodine supplementation because TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to [...]
Lack of digestive enzymes Lack of proper bile flow Problems with peristaltic contractions - peristaltic contractions that move food bolus through the SI Ileocecal valve issues – prevents too much bacteria residing in the colon to enter SI
Parabens are chemical preservatives typically found in personal care products such as shampoo, conditioners, body lotion, cosmetics. Anything we put onto our skin gets absorbed into our bodies. These parabens are lipophilic, which means that they are fat-loving and they will tend to accumulate [...]
Let’s talk about the connection between sluggish bile and difficulty with weight loss. Bile becomes sluggish and thickened when: Overloaded with fat-soluble toxins Insufficient intake of specific nutrients that keep it thin and flowing Increased blood sugar leads to thicker bile and gallstone formation [...]