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Is Your Thyroid to Blame for Stubborn Weight?

Most women struggling with their weight come into my office hoping for answers. For example, patients ask why it is so tough for them to maintain their healthy weight of years past. Most people secretly hope that their thyroid is the culprit, the answer to their...

Your Perfect Prenatal: What to Look For

Your Perfect Prenatal: What to Look For

The health of your baby is determined long before you learn you're pregnant, which is why perinatal experts advise that women trying to conceive should start taking their prenatal vitamins months before starting a family. In fact, because ova and sperm take about 3...

That Time I Burned Out

That Time I Burned Out

I'm not perfect. I am willing to bet that you're not either, so thanks for joining and welcome to the club of imperfect people. There's a lot of us, but we have good coffee.   I've been down the path to burnout time and time again, but this last time it kind of snuck...

Elimination: the key to Detox

Elimination: the key to Detox

Any sort of work you do in attempts to detox is at best useless and at worst downright harmful if you're not eliminating sufficiently. You gotta go! I didn't know how common constipation was as a problem until I went into private practice as a naturopath. It's...

What is Detox, Really?

What is Detox, Really?

So, what is detox, physiologically, and why are we bad at it? Detox isn't a diet. It's not a cleanse. It's a normal biological process. In its simplest form, detox is the process by which our liver prepares chemicals for elimination. These chemicals can include...