HEALTH BLOG

HOLIDAY GIFTS OF WELLNESS!

Give Yourself, Your Friends or Family the Gift of Health!   Dream Protein Dream Protein leads the “whey” with its proprietary Hormone-Free Whey Protein Isolate. Gift this with a few of your favourite smoothie recipes and it is bound to please your health-conscious friend. Whether you choose Chocolate or Vanilla, it’s perfect to compliment your, or […]

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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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LOSE 10LBS BEFORE HOLIDAYS!

IT’S ALL ABOUT PROTEIN! Our stance on the importance of protein for a healthy body composition won’t come as a news flash for those of you who follow Dr. Turner ND’s work, but a new study adds even more strength to that position. In a weight-loss study, individuals who used a high-quality whey protein-based meal […]

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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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BOOST YOUR ENERGY NOW!

Have you noticed you feel a bit sluggish lately and the dark mornings are making it harder to jump out of bed each day? We hear you! Or maybe you find you get the mid-afternoon energy slump? Boost your energy with these quick and easy energizing supplements. Rhodiola This adaptgenic herb allows your body to adapt […]

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HAVE A QUESTION?

If you have a burning health and wellness question to ask any of our practitioners (Naturopaths, Osteopath, Nutritionists, Personal Trainers) please email us. We will feature the Q&A on this blog! October 17, 2018 QUESTION: Wake up with a flat stomach, but will bloat up as soon as I eat or drink anything…including green tea, […]

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IT’S TIME TO UNCOVER YOUR FOOD SENSITIVITIES

This may surprise you, but eight common foods – milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, soy, wheat and shellfish – cause 90 percent of all food allergies. Chances are, half of those items make common appearances in your daily diet. They could, however, be jacking up your cortisol, decreasing your immune strength, and keeping you from achieving […]

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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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TOP TEN REASONS TO REGISTER FOR THE HORMONE DIET BOOTCAMP

  While many of us believe we can get healthy by losing weight. The truth is we must be healthy to lose weight. When you complete the steps outlined in the Hormone Diet Bootcamp 5-week plan, you will optimize your hormonal balance, lose unwanted fat and restore your health in the process. This process is for […]

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HELP HEAL YOUR GUT WITH GOOD BACTERIA

Did you know that in 120 days you have a whole new lining of cells in your digestive system? Think about giving yourself a four-month gut health reset with probiotics. We don’t usually think of bacteria as a good thing, but when it comes to your stomach, they’re essential. In the right places and amounts, strains […]

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FOUR WAYS AVOIDING ALCOHOL INSTANTLY IMPROVES YOUR HEALTH

Next to the holidays, summer is a common time for many of us to bump up our alcohol intake right along with our social activities. But now that fall — a time akin to the new year for focused health and weight-loss efforts — is here, there are several reasons to consider hopping on the sobriety wagon or […]

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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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SAFE SUMMER SKINCARE, NATURALLY!

By Natasha Turner, ND The summer sunshine and heat is welcoming, and with that comes the elusive question – can I tan or not? So many of us love the look of a sun-kissed glow, though there is no doubt excessive sun exposure can cause skin damage and accelerated aging. Fortunately, there are steps you […]

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MULTIVITAMINS – 10 REASONS THEY ARE A GREAT IDEA!

Dr. Turner ND compiled this Top Ten list when researching formulas for the newly formulated Clear Essentials, the multivitamin we have added to our supplement line. Even with adequate daily nutritional intake from food, we feel a daily multi is a great idea. Here’s why (and studies to prove it): 1.They can protect you from […]

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CHERRIES: SIX HIDDEN HEALTH BENEFITS OF THIS SUPERFOOD

By Dr. Natasha Turner ND With a wide range of health benefits, cherries — and more specifically, tart cherries — are an oft-overlooked superfoods. But whether it’s insomnia, joint pain or belly fat you’re dealing with, cherries may be just what the doctor ordered. Here’s why. Cherries battle belly fat. Researchers found that tart cherries have significant […]

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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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SEVEN BENEFITS OF CLEAR METABOLIC SUPPORT

Clear Metabolic Support is designed to restore the vitamin and mineral deficiencies commonly associated with blood sugar imbalance and excess insulin. It also contains essential nutrients to improve healthy glucose and insulin levels, while also supporting carbohydrate metabolism. Here are the Top 7 Benefits Of Our New And Improved Clear Metabolic Support: Optimizes body composition […]

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8 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR FAT-BURNING HORMONE ADIPONECTIN

By Dr. Natasha Turner ND Adiponectin seems too good to be true! Essentially, it’s a hormone that burns fat. That’s not all. In some animal testing models, this fat-burning advantage appeared without a related increase in hunger. Adiponectin is produced in—and sent out from— our fat cells, where it helps us lose fat by improving our insulin sensitivity. Think of adiponectin as the fat factor that ironically leads to […]

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BOOST YOUR BRAIN, BONES AND ENERGY WITH B12

  By Dr. Natasha Turner ND Compared to other vitamins, we don’t need a very large amount of vitamin B12 — but we do need to replenish our supply just about every single day. B vitamins are water-soluble and flushed out of the body somewhat easily, so to maintain levels of the recommended amount within […]

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4 WAYS TO QUICKLY HYDRATE YOUR BODY

by Dr. Natasha Turner ND According to the Dietitians of Canada, our bodies are comprised of 60 to 70 percent water, which we need to, “digest food, carry nutrients, remove waste, cushion organs and maintain fluid and electrolyte balance.” But studies show we are just not hydrated enough. If you lose more fluid than you […]

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A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE HORMONE DIET FAT LOSS SUMMER SLIM DOWN FOR THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW

Dr. Natasha Turner ND Why “Summerize” your body and your metabolism right after spring cleaning your home, decluttering your space and shaping up your finances? Well, it makes good sense and I suggest that you think of it as a required “metabolic wake-up” after transitioning from winter, the season where our metabolism is naturally the […]

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TOP TEN BENEFITS OF MARINE COLLAGEN

Did you know, as we age, our body’s ability to produce new collagen declines, and existing collagen begins to break down?  The loss of collagen effects skin, joints, and bones. The decreased collagen may also lead to increased digestive problems, weakened immune systems,   and increased risk of chronic illness.  Good news!   Science has shown that collagen […]

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TOP 5 TIPS FOR YOUR 2018 SUMMER METABOLIC RESET

by Dr. Natasha Turner ND It makes good sense to do a body reset during the summer months and I suggest that you think of it as a required “metabolic wake-up” after transitioning from spring and winter, the seasons where our metabolism is naturally the slowest. Yes, it’s true, we are physiologically and mentally set-up […]

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HOW STRESS SABOTAGES YOUR SLEEP

By Dr. Natasha Turner ND If you’re not getting enough shut-eye, you’re certainly not alone. Since 1999, the National Sleep Foundation has conducted annual, nationwide polls on sleep habits and attitudes toward sleep. The first of these polls revealed that only 35% of adults sleep the minimum eight hours a night recommended by sleep experts. […]

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DETOX 101 – IS IT REALLY NECESSARY?

By Dr. Natasha Turner ND   Over 80,000 industrial chemicals have been developed in the past 75 years, including heavy metals, solvents, phthalates, polychlorinated bisphenols and organophosphates. I find this number mind- blowing! Surely the knowledge of this statistic makes gentle support of our kidneys, liver and digestive system – the three main organs that […]

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