HEALTH BLOG

Why Am I So Tired?

Special Marilyn Denis Episode Airing June 12th 2019 In general, most of us recognize our stress levels exceed what is widely considered to be healthy. And yet, although we understand the importance of healthy behaviors like managing stress levels, eating right, getting enough sleep and exercise, challenges practicing these healthy behaviors are far too common. […]

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Clear Medicine and The Hormone Diet Case Studies

Case Study #1 Female – Age: 68 – Height:  5’8” Tall Initial Complaints: Poor sleep Constipation and diarrhea Joint pain – hips Food Intolerances Thyroid Nodules Weight gain Noted Case Benefits: More energy Sleep improved Digestion – 100% no more diarrhea that she had had for years after a parasitic infection from travelling Joint pain […]

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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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Metabolism Rehab – The 3-Step Plan That Solves Any Weight Loss Problem

According to the Gallup’s Annual Health and Healthcare Survey, the average man now weighs 196 pounds; the average woman weighs 160 pounds. Both figures are 20 pounds greater than self-reported weights in 1990. So why are we still getting fatter? We have all been there – the diet rollercoaster. We frantically try fad diet after […]

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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? Clear Metabolic Support is designed to restore the vitamin and mineral deficiencies commonly associated with blood sugar imbalance and excess insulin. It also […]

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Our Top Picks for High Protein Foods

These healthy options have been hand-picked by Dr. T and her team – we always are looking for low carb, low fat, protein rich options.  B-Up Bars • 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 […]

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Hormone and Metabolism News

Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: Long-term testosterone therapy can help men with hypogonadism lose weight and maintain their weight loss, researchers report. Long-term testosterone therapy can help men with hypogonadism lose weight and maintain their weight loss, researchers from Germany and the United States report. Ten-year results of the ongoing study will be presented Monday […]

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6 Hidden Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

I wrote my first book, The Hormone Diet, based on my own difficulty with restoring my health and losing weight when I had a hidden case of hypothyroidism. Although I was only 22 when I got diagnosed, my book did not come to fruition until many years later after I had finished my ND doctorate […]

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Carb Rehab – The Perfect Fat Loss Solution For Spring

By Dr. Natasha Turner ND According to the Gallup’s annual Health and Healthcare Survey, the average man now weighs 196 pounds; the average woman weighs 160 pounds. Both figures are 20 pounds greater than self-reported weights in 1990. So why are we still getting fatter? We have all been there – the diet rollercoaster. We […]

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Bootcamp Success Stories

Every year we run many Hormone Diet Bootcamp sessions, often two groups simultaneously like this past time. I always find the groups so motivational. Something magical happens when you have a group of people in a room with the common goal of wellness – their individual goals might be different but they all enter Clear […]

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Boost Energy With Creatine

Did you know creatine is one of the only supplements proven to increase energy, muscle growth/recovery, and brain power? Yes, it’s true – it is not just for muscle-bound body builders anymore because almost everyone can take it for mental function, energy, and muscle mass. Suggestive dose is 5 grams a day which is about […]

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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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ALL THE WAYS THE HORMONE DIET TACKLES STRESS BELLY

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing for an author based in New York and her article that was published on Livestrong.com. After sending her my notes, I realized our work together had formed a great summary of all of the ways my baby, The Hormone Diet, truly provides the complete fix for “stress belly”. Even […]

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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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DR. NATASHA TURNER ND’S VALENTINE’S TIPS FOR LOVE, CONNECTION AND HEALTH

Dr. Turner ND discussed all of these tip on The Marilyn Denis Show recently. Watch the clip here. Clearly what we do is important as well as how we actually do it. But the order in which we may choose to do certain activities or things also can make a real big difference. So, keeping […]

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stuff we like…

Take Dr. Turner ND’s 3-month breakfast challenge – you won’t believe the benefits! I have been drinking this for months and I have never felt better. Give it a go and let us know what you think! No fancy blender needed, just a shaker cup or a mason jar! Start your day off right and […]

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EIGHT REASONS YOU SHOULDN’T GET INTO KETOSIS BY FOLLOWING THE KETO DIET

By Dr. Natasha Turner ND For most people, Keto it is not the ideal approach as it is hard to sustain for a long period, even when using things like keto fuel. Type 1 Diabetes and kidney disease patients must use caution and should avoid without medical guidance. I feel it is especially harmful for […]

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BOOST YOUR ENERGY NOW!

Image courtesy of @province_electr By. Dr Natasha Turner ND Toronto has been hit my a major snowstorm – and depending on how you feel about Winter, you maybe feeling sluggish and have low energy! Or you might be out there shovelling away with a big smile enjoying what nature offers us. It sure if beautiful […]

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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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BY Dr. Natasha Turner ND Have you ever heard someone describe their diet as they “don’t eat anything that has a face”. If not, I am sure you are familiar with the more common term, a vegan or vegetarian diet. The current trend, however, is to refer to this style of eating as a “plant-based […]

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March 2019 Julie, a longstanding Clear Medicine patient was at the clinic yesterday and I was so inspired by her story I wanted to share with everyone. Julie has been training for an all female Arctic expedition. She is a single mom, works full time, and still finds time to train for an admirable cause […]

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DR. TURNER ND’S HEALTH TRENDS FOR 2019

For the month of January, I will be focusing on the current health and wellness trends. They are in no particular order but a great way to learn the trends and see which ones you can incorporate into your life this year! 1. Group Body-weight and Strength Training Strong is the new skinny!  Whether performing […]

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DR. TURNER ND’S SEVEN STEP HOLIDAY GUIDE TO PREVENT WEIGHT GAIN

Weight gain numbers show that an average of only one to two pounds is accumulated each year during the holidays. While this does not sound like much, most will not lose these few pounds, and the reality is that it’s these which result in the 10lb plus increase per decade us adults are documented to […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 our […]

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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

March 2019 Don’t Do Your Workout Without This….. More good news keeps coming out about the benefits of collagen. A recent, March 12, 2019 study published in the International Journal Of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that 15 grams of vitamin C enriched gelatin which provided hydrolyzed collagen taken one hour before jumping rope […]

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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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