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The Plant Based Heart

Whether or not you eat meat, your heart is probably a vegan. Plant based diets are becoming more than just a trending topic as patients of all ages are turning to herbivory for various reasons; be it environmentally, morally, or otherwise. But I argue that the best reason for your plate going green is that …

The Gundry Diet

The Gundry Diet Dr. Steven Gundry focused his diet on one major principle: that proteins called lectins found in a variety of foods increase inflammation and are bad for gut health. Eliminating them from your diet, he says, can lead to weight loss, overall wellness, and the prevention of chronic diseases. The Gundry Diet is his approach …

AIP Diet

AIP Diet The AIP diet is designed to help treat autoimmune diseases. Also known as the paleo autoimmune protocol, the AIP diet is a much stricter version of the Paleo diet (which is based on meat, fish, vegetables, nuts and seeds). The main focus of the AIP diet is to heal the gut wall, restore digestive function, resolve microbial imbalances, restore nutrient deficiencies …

Low FODMAP Diet

The Full Low FODMAP Diet List The Low FODMAP diet stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are then broken down even further into Fructans, Galactoligosaccharides, Lactose, Fructose, Sorbitol and Mannitol. FODMAPS are short chain carbohydrates that basically wreak havoc in the small intestine of those suffering from IBS. These small carbohydrates are …

9 Tips To Ensure A Nourishing-Complete Vegetarian/Vegan Diet

Following a vegetarian or vegan diet isn’t easy for everyone. Although it can provide many health benefits, it can also be detrimental for health if it isn’t nutritionally adequate. On the same note, it’s also challenging to maintain a well-rounded vegetarian diet that provides all the nutrients you need. There is evidence, however, that vegan …

The Best “Diet” You Can Have

With hundreds of different types of diets and fads, it’s become incredibly hard to stick with one that you truly support. However, the latest research has shown that whatever dietary lifestyle you choose to pursue, make sure it’s one that is plant-based. Plant-based diets are diets that primarily rely on vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and …

Manage Your Mood by Empowering You

Mood disorders can affect anyone. Managing your mood can be hard when you’re in a funk. Anxiety and depression are common mood disorders that frequently go untreated. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America affecting about 40 million people per year over the age …

How To Choose A Fish Oil

Omega 3 Fatty Acids, commonly called ‘fish oils’ are a category of fats that are essential to mental health. Essential, meaning that the body requires them for many important functions, and we cannot make them ourselves; we must get them from the diet. Omega 3 fatty acids have been well studied for many conditions, and …

How To Naturally Increase Your Fertility

If you search ‘why am I not getting pregnant’, Dr. Google leads you down a rabbit hole of contradicting and confusing information. This can result in additional, unnecessary anxiety for anyone who is already super stressed about trying to make a baby. As a Naturopathic Doctor with a strong focus in fertility, I am constantly …

The ECS + PCOS + A Self Healing Journey

Let’s get some of the basic terminology covered here… What is the ECS? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC, a well-known cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis. The ECS is a biochemical communication system in the human body, which plays a crucial …