Environmental Health

The Circadian Rhythm of Fat Cells

In PCOS, fat cell dysfunction is a major, integral part of inflammation and insulin resistance. Interestingly, a new study is the first to discover circadian rhythms in human fat cells. In simplest terms, this means that our metabolism changes over the course of the day, as well as during the night. Participants with relatively normal circadian rhythms …

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chronic fatigue syndrome and dysbiosis

Chronic Fatigue? – Investigate the gut

The intestinal tract is also known as many things, the second brain, the center of immunity, the first line of defense, and all of these descriptions are far better at elucidating the critical role of this essential organ. It is true that dysfunction of intestinal tract has repercussions far beyond constipation and diarrhea. When you have a gut infection, dysbiosis, intestinal hyper-permeability or other pathologies the effects are far reaching including joint pain, chronic illness, anxiety and depression, brain fog, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, weight loss resistance, and the list goes on!

Chemicals and Hormones – Are the Effects Real?

Our hormonal system is such a complex machine.  It contains a variety of hormones including insulin, thyroxin, cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA.  All of these hormones engage in complex interactions with each other, working via lock and key mechanisms, affecting the function and structure of our bodies.   It’s helpful to think of each …

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How to Eliminate Toxins from your Home and Detox Your Life.

Every day we are exposed to a variety of toxins through our environment and the foods we eat:  pesticide residues on vegetables, antibiotics in meat products, air pollutants and chemical cleaners, to name a few.  Over time, these toxins can accumulate in the body and impede healthy organ function. As a naturopathic doctor practicing in …

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