HEALTH BLOG

Hair Loss in Women

By Dr. Marlee Guy ND Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want that glamorous, voluminous, Victoria’s Secret-worthy hair? Many of us find ourselves spending an impressive amount of time and money on our hair as we strive to achieve those long, luscious locks—for reasons which are likely connected unconsciously to deeply rooted societal ideals. Nevertheless, our […]

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IV nutrient therapy and how it can help you

written by Dr. Nadine Khoury ND Dr. Lindsey Campbell, ND and myself are licensed to provide IV Therapy treatments. Naturopathic Doctors go through an extensive training and licensing process to be able to provide individualized IV therapy prescriptions. They create your IV formula based on your individual needs.  Please keep in mind that not all Naturopathic Doctors are […]

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Naturopathic Approach to Acne

by Dr. Samantha Zahavi ND If you are reading this, you likely suffer from acne or know someone who might need help improving their skin. Acne may be on our skin, on the outside, but it often reflects what’s going on deeper in our bodies – namely, in our digestive system (stomach, liver, intestinal health, […]

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Burn Off Belly Fat with Better Sleep

by Dr. Marlee Guy ND – Clear Medicine ND affiliate ​​Are you struggling with stubborn belly fat? Are you experiencing difficulty losing weight, despite having a seemingly balanced diet and exercise routine? Do you have frequent, intense cravings? Do you have low energy or feel weak? Do you feel unmotivated, overwhelmed or stressed? If you […]

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The Fat Burning, Health Boosting Power of Protein

Protein powders can provide an excellent source of protein in our diets. If you are a conscious eater attempting to balance healthy carbs, proteins and fats at each meal, you are probably aware that finding lean sources of protein can sometimes be challenging. This is especially true if you are a vegan, a vegetarian or […]

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Tips for a successful Fall Reset

written by Dr. Marlee Guy ND As we say goodbye to carefree summer days and welcome the transition into fall, there are so many things to look forward to – the crisp, clean air, the leaves changing colour, the biggest fashion season, the return of school and busier schedules, and of course, everything pumpkin spice! […]

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Eight Appetite Rules to Live By

Rule #1: Spoil Your Dinner Remember the plant from Little Shop of Horrors, with its demands to “Feed me”? The hormone ghrelin is your body’s version of Audrey II, only it gets your attention with stomach growls instead of musical numbers. Once you’ve started eating, it takes about 30 minutes for ghrelin levels to fall […]

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Benefits of Exercise for Fat Loss

Indoor gyms may still be closed in Ontario but you don’t need anything fancy for this exercise prescription. In fact just getting outdoors with a pair of running shoes and water bottle is enough! The effects of exercise on your hormones and your weight will vary depending on the type of activities you choose (e.g., […]

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Energize and Boost Performance – Pre Work Out Stack

What’s a pre-workout stack you ask? This is a combination of ingredients (supplements and powders) to help with your workouts. They can provide you with more energy, focus and better performance. This combo can also be taken to increase energy even if not working out. Our hope is you are so energized that you will […]

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Protein Bars are not all created equal…

When determining if a protein bar is good for you, you need to consider the protein source, the amount of protein and what other nutrients it’s paired with. Many protein bar options are far too low in protein and fibre, and high in carbohydrate or fat. So, just any protein bar doesn’t make the cut […]

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The Importance of Protein and Essential Amino Acids for Strength and Intermittent Fasting

If you are a conscious eater attempting to balance the right carbs, sufficient protein and healthy fats daily, you are probably aware that finding lean sources of protein can be challenging. This is especially true if you are a vegan, a vegetarian, or a pesco-lacto-ovo vegetarian (which includes fish, dairy, and eggs). Protein is essential […]

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Enlightened Health – 60 Days To A New You!

Are you looking to focus on your health and establish good habits? Do you want education to empower you with knowledge? Do you need accountability to keep you moving forward? INTRODUCING ENLIGHTENED HEALTH Allison our Holistic Nutritionist is running this program for 60 days! Summer is upon us, but we want you to prioritize your […]

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The Scoop On Protein Powders

A protein supplement is comprised primarily of protein only and is the best suited for use in smoothie recipes or in a shaker cup as an on-the-go option that does not require blending. Since most smoothie recipes have other ingredients as the source of fat and carbohydrates such as avocado or nut butters and fruit […]

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Get Your Glow on With Dr. Marlee ND

What Exactly Is “Glow”? “Glow is more than skin deep to me –– it’s about living your happiest & healthiest life, while looking radiant & feeling revitalized!” The word ‘glow’ is a term most of us are familiar with, or more accurately, obsessed with achieving (thanks to the one and only J.Lo!). We spend endless […]

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How’s your Mood?

We thought it would be a good time to chat about mood and share this excerpt from Dr. Turner ND’s bestselling book The Hormone Diet which you can purchase on Amazon (Canada) or USA Amazon. We also have included a mood quiz at the end to figure out if you are low in serotonin, GABA […]

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Stressed? Anxious? Experiencing Pandemic Burnout?

March 11/21 It has been a year since the World Health Organization declared an official world pandemic. Life has changed A LOT and we are living in a new normal. Stress continues to be a huge component of this new normal for obvious reasons. There are ways you can diminish stress and anxiety and clearly […]

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Holiday Shopping List

These 12 fantastic products that are flying off the shelves lately…we wanted to share them with you! 1.Trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep protein intake in the best range for you? Look no further than these meals on the go with whey options.  2.Wanting a meal on the go option that is not […]

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Ten Tips to Combat Stress and Anxiety

by Allison Madigan – holistic nutritionist 1 in 5 Canadians will deal with a mental health issue by time they are 40. 5% of Canadians suffer from anxiety 8% suffer from major depression 63% of people say they suffer from stress Both stress and anxiety are on the rise with COVID-19 and there are predictions […]

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How Hormonal Changes During Pregnancy Impact Skin

By Dr. Nadine Khoury ND Dr. Nadine Khoury was recently interviewed by Entertainment Tonight. She had lots of great trips for skin health predominantly during pregnancy but these tips are good for all. What exactly is the pregnancy glow? Increased circulation, vascularization and transfer of nutrients because of an increase in progesterone and estrogen. Increased […]

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Our IV Nutrient Therapy Lounge is open !

We are excited to announce that our High dose IV nutrient therapy lounge is now open. IV therapy is a treatment modality that allows us to by-pass the gut in order to achieve a much higher level of nutrient absorption that is otherwise unachievable orally.  Benefits of IV nutrient therapy:  Improve immune health Boost energy levels […]

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Why do we need supplements?

By Allison Madigan D.H.N Why do I need to supplement?  is a question I am asked all the time. I am going to share with you today some of the reasons why and hopefully this background will help you understand why your food isn’t enough even if it does contain the necessary nutrients.  1.  Soil […]

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Two Hormone Diet Fasting Styles You can Use Weekly To Negate Holiday Indulgence

For decades, the conventional wisdom has been that most people gain around five pounds between that first forkful of Thanksgiving stuffing to the greasy egg breakfast on New Year’s Day. Most sources say if you do gain weight over the holidays, it is probably just about two pounds of fat. But keep in mind this is an […]

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Seven Reasons Why You Need More Fibre

Many factors contribute to hormonal balance and tackling belly fat, but the power of reducing cortisol, insulin, inflammation and toxic estrogen make our efforts unstoppable. Science and clinical studies support one solution proven to effectively combat three of these ab-fat culprits, and it’s very likely a simple ingredient lurking in your kitchen right now.  Guess what – […]

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10 Tips to Help with Anxiety

Blog post by Allison Madigan So many struggle from anxiety these days – truth be told I am sure we all do. I thought I would share my top 10 tips to help manage anxiety. Sleep – Getting enough good quality sleep is key to managing anxiety. When we aren’t getting enough good sleep we can’t […]

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TEN BENEFITS OF CLEAR METABOLIC SUPPORT

TEN BENEFITS OF CLEAR METABOLIC SUPPORT Does your metabolism need a boost? Would you like better body composition? Glowing skin? To have a clearer mind and memory? Improve blood sugar and cholesterol? Glucose Metabolic Supportis designed to restore the vitamin and mineral deficiencies commonly associated with blood sugar imbalance and excess insulin. It also contains […]

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Our Top Picks for High Protein Foods

These healthy options have been hand-picked by our team – we always are looking for low carb, low fat, protein rich options.  Melatonin • Each bar contains 20 grams of whey protein, 20- grams of hypo-allergenic fiber • Gluten free, all natural, free of sucralose • Low net carbs – between 2 to 4 grams […]

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The Latest News on The Use of Melatonin: It Preps Your Metabolism and Circadian Rhythm

Sixty years after melatonin was isolated and with more than 23,000 published studies showing the many functions of this hormone secreted by the pineal gland, it’s time for us to talk about the safest guidelines for us. In an article published in the journal Endocrine Reviews, Dec 2018, Cipolla Neto, the principal investigator for a project […]

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CANADA’S NEW FOOD GUIDE – A NUTRITIONIST’S VIEW

The new Canada Food Guide was released last week and there have been many significant changes made. The new Canada Food Guide was released last week and there have been many significant changes made. The “rainbow” is gone, serving sizes no longer and no mention of food groups. There is an endorsement to eat more […]

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It’s Cold Outside…Warm Up In An Infrared Sauna

When the temperature plummets outdoors most of us want to be in hibernation mode! Relaxing indoors by a fire with a nice cup of tea and a book is a lovely treat BUT don’t spend all your downtime seated. We need to keep moving even during the coldest days – so – have a brisk […]

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BANISH BELLY FAT WITH THESE INSULIN-LOWERING FOODS

If your nutrition and exercise plans have been taken over by busy schedules or you just generally feel you are in the need of a slim down then these tips might help you achieve success! As you know, any diet program starts in the kitchen before it can even progress to the gym. However, there […]

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NATURAL WAYS TO PREVENT COLD AND FLU

As the weather gets colder it often is combined with the onset of cold and/or flu symptoms. As naturopathic doctors, we hope to prevent this with natural ways to prevent cold and flu. Getting a cold should not turn out to be a disastrous issue, and can even be the sign of a healthy immune […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL GREENS FIRST SPECIAL

 There seems to be an age-old battle of children verse fruits and vegetables. As a parent or grandparent, you know how incredibly important nutrition is during childhood. Our attitudes as adults directly impact our children. We know that parents are the biggest influence when it comes to diet and studies show that this continues through to adolescence […]

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LOVE YOUR LIVER

September is here – which brings back to school OR back to reality for most of us! We sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful summer. As the talented Dr. Seuss so aptly wrote “Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened”. It is a time where we spend lots of time outdoors on […]

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KEEP CALM THIS SEPTEMBER

September is fast approaching and the thought of it might make your head spin. For many of us September is a very busy time – back to school, back to typical work days after lounging by the lake or vacationing over the summer. If you were lucky enough this summer to have a break and […]

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PROTEIN POWDER: VEGAN AND UNFLAVOURED = YUMMY!

We love protein powder at Clear Medicine especially as a lot of our patients and customers find it is very difficult to fulfill their daily protein needs. Protein powders can provide an excellent source of protein in our diets and they’re convenient as well. If you are a conscious eater attempting to balance carbs, proteins […]

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