Category: Digestion

[Video & Audio] How Estrogen Is impacted by your digestion

  In this video I am talking about the importance of our gut bacteria in our hormone balance. Learn how estrogen impacts the good & bad bacteria in our gut & what that means for our hormone balance. I also discuss my top 3 tips that you can start implementing immediately to help beneficially modify your bacteria balance for healthy horm ...

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"The Skinny on Teatoxes"- Are they worth the investment?

 Let's talk "teatoxes". These  popular teatoxes are easily found all over instagram and facebook ads promising to help you shed excess pounds, ditch the bloat, balance your hormones and bring you back to health after a period of indulgence. In this video I am breaking down "the skinny" on teatoxes and finding out:  What "miracle in ...

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Why I love Castor Oil!

  Topically, castor oil is a go-to simple treatments for a variety of ailments including :  Constipation  Incorporate the topical application of castor oil as an addition to your constipation treatment protocol & your current nightly self care routine.  Note : This is topical application ONLY. Castor oil can increase ...

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5 Probiotic Foods

You've probably heard about all of the health benefits probiotics can provide you! Are you interested in knowing more about how you can increase probiotics in your diet? You've come to the right place !  Click HERE to get your FREE PDF    in health,  Dr. Laura, ND ...

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Guilt FREE Snacks You'll LOVE!

I love having something to munch on during my favourite movie, but its nice to have some healthier options when you don't always want to be indulging. Here are a few ideas:  Popcorn with nutritional yeast I pop my own popcorn (get rid of the microwave popcorn) on the stove with either coconut or grapeseed oil. Melt and pour some melted coconut o ...

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Want Clear Skin? Why It May Not Be as Simple as You'd Like

Walk into any drugstore, makeup boutique or spa and you will be overwhelmed with the amount of people giving you advice on your skin and how you should best treat it, most of which seems very conflicting, confusing and ends up being very costly.    "Your skin is too dry, use this moisturizer", "This spot treatment should do the trick!", "All yo ...

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Is your POOP normal?

Many people feel embarrassed talking about what comes out of their "you know what", but don't realize how important this information is, especially to a naturopathic doctor. This is our "bread and butter", if you will. Well this post is for those of you who are too scared to talk about it, so lets break it down. What comes out in our poop is a direct r ...

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Dietary Fibre For MORE Than Just Digestion?

Fibre has always been known as that tasteless gunk, that keeps us regular. We drink it because our doctor says we should, but what if it could do so much more? So lets break it down. There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble. Soluble is responsible for bulking up your stool, slowing the digestion of food, and can help you feel fuller for longer. ...

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Why You May Want to Think Twice Before Taking Those Antibiotics

Antibiotics definitely have their place in treating many stubborn bacterial infections, however prescribing them when they are not necessary (eg. in a viral infection), or overprescribing them can have detrimental effects which include creating stronger more resistant bugs as well as killing good bacteria in the gut which is essential to a healthy immune sy ...

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Gut Health & Neurological Disease

They say you are what you eat, and more research as of late has identified the importance of the gut microbiome and its relationship to the development of some neurological diseases! What we eat can have a major impact not only on our digestive system, but also on our mood and the development of many autoimmune disorders as well. Our microbiome consists o ...

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