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Why is Blood Vessel Elasticity Important?

As we age, one of the changes our cardiovascular system undergoes is a hardening of the arteries, called arteriosclerosis. Maintaining proper blood vessel elasticity is an important part of having a healthy heart. The lining of the blood vessels is called the endothelium. Oxidative stress and toxins cause the blood vessel walls to thicken, and […]

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Cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance

February is heart month, so let’s talk about cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most prevalent diseases currently and an important diagnosis to consider as we age. There are many risk factors that play into the development of cardiovascular disease. Lipids (cholesterol) have been the target of most treatments for prevention, however new […]

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Intermittent Fasting

With each new year we often examine how diet is affecting our body, and how we can make changes to our diet to improve overall health and optimize disease prevention. Intermittent fasting is a relatively simple change you can make to your daily eating habits to improve your overall health. Intermittent fasting is designed to limit […]

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Vitamin D Optimization

Vitamin D is a very important nutrient in the body that has multiple different actions. Most commonly, Vitamin D is known for its effect on bone development. Severe Vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteomalacia (softening of the bone) in adults, or rickets in children. Vitamin D plays many other roles in the body, some […]

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Naturopathic Testing for Stress and Mental Health

Naturopathic doctors have access to multiple testing options for stress and mental health. Symptoms of chronic high stress include mood swings, irritability, variable fatigue throughout the day, insomnia, depression, digestive issues, menstrual irregularities, and decreased immune function. For patients with chronic high stress, naturopaths will test two key stress hormones: cortisol and DHEA-S. Cortisol is […]

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