For many, travelling may occur only once a year. We want to make sure that nothing goes wrong in order to enjoy the time relaxing, hanging out with friends and family or sight-seeing. It pays to be prepared with a few remedies to ensure that you stay healthy during this time.
Food is the best way to get all your nutrients. However, in the rushed world that we live in, you may find yourself not taking in all the nutrients that you need from your diet.
If you are not sure what supplements to take, please ask your naturopathic doctor for guidance. This is specially important if you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication. You want to make sure the supplement will not interact with what you are currently taking.
Look for a supplement that has the following combinations of vitamins and minerals: calcium, magnesium, Boron, and Vitamin D; and if possible even Manganese, Zinc and Vitamin K. You don’t have to buy all of these separately. You want to look for a product that ideally has all of them together. You can check with your local health food store and if you are not sure, then feel free to call us. We will be happy to help you choosing a good product.
Detoxification is an important part of our healing process. It is the process of removing some of the toxins that our bodies are exposed to every day. One of the most important organs of detoxification is our liver. Here is a recipe that includes many vegetables that gives us the nutrients needed to detoxify. You can have this salad as part of your diet on a regular basis or you can make part of your detoxification program.
Diets that are gluten free or wheat free are becoming a lot more popular nowadays. Are these recommendations just a fad or is there some truth to them?
What I am certain of is that in my practice I see many different types of health problems improving when patient’s stop eating gluten such as, bloating and gassiness, constipation or diarrhea, skin rashes, foggy thinking and fatigue, and even hyperactivity in ADHD kids. I even had one patient’s hot flashes significantly decrease when she stopped eating bread. These are patients who are not celiac and still feel better when they are off gluten- and it may not be 100% off but at least 90% off.
Sugar is the number one craving in our society. There is a big difference between just liking sweets and craving sweets, and if you are one of them, you know what I mean!! If you are hooked, then it can be hard to stop but not impossible. Sugar contributes to serious short and long term health problems like obesity, hormonal imbalances, yeast infections, bloating, diabetes and even cancer. There can be some real physical imbalances that can make you crave the sugar such as insulin resistance, candida overgrowth, different hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, stress or fatigue. Once you find out the root cause of why you are hooked on sugar then you can determine which of the following tips will best help you.