Studies show that eating a diet higher in fruits and vegetables (especially the green leafy vegetables) decreases bone loss. This is probably because it helps you to keep alkaline. You can check the ph of your urine to see if you are acidic or alkaline. You want to ideally measure >6.8. (If you can’t find urine pH strips at the pharmacy, let us know because we have them at the clinic). The best times to check your pH levels seems to be on waking, 10am and/or 4pm.
Most of us can’t wait for the summer months because it means warmer weather and more time outdoors - well hopefully more time outdoors… However, many people need to be careful with the too much sun and heat exposure. The following are the top 3 tips to keep in mind... The goal is to recharge during the summer months. Remember that if you are not feeling great towards mid or late August, call us for an IV vitamin treatment which can offer you a great boost to your energy and immune system.
FACT - 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime
FACT - Yearly mammograms reduce the death rate by 30% in women over 50 years old because of early cancer detection BUT the same yearly mammograms increase death rates by 50% in women under 50 years old because of the accumulation of radiation toxicity.
BHRT refer to hormones that are identical to the ones that we naturally have in our bodies. These natural hormones are very different to the synthetic hormones normally used in conventional medicine and therefore, they don’t have the same side effects. Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is composed of synthetic estrogen (oral estrone) and synthetic progesterone (progestin) and they carry unacceptable risks of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The use of bioidentical hormones in dosages that restore normal physiological levels are safe and even protective against many diseases.
Recent studies show that in order to receive the best levels of protection our blood vitamin D levels should be about 120-200 nmol/l. I personally don’t like to recommend cod liver oil as a vitamin D supplement because it also contain Vitamin A and too much vitamin A taken for long periods of time can cause health problems. Some foods that contain vitamin D include: canned sardines, salmon, tuna, shrimp, butter, sunflower seeds, liver, eggs, mushroom.