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The Benefits of Collagen & Gelatin

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

We’ve been fielding many questions about collagen lately so we thought it would be helpful to write a blog article on this popular supplement and it’s counterpart, gelatin. Touted for their ability to heal everything from our gut to our joints, while improving our skin, hair and nails, you’ve probably seen gelatin and collagen used interchangeably. While they’re similar, there are some key differences. We will explore the benefits, indications,…

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3 Things To Know Before Your 2018 Insurance Benefits Expire

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

The end of the year is only just over two months away! Whether or not you’re anticipating changes to your insurance plan in 2019, here are a few reasons to take full advantage of your current plan: 1. Your alternative care benefits likely expire at the end of the year. If you’ve been experiencing musculoskeletal pain and have been putting off getting evaluated and treated, call us to make an appointment…

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU DIGEST- Keys Components To Successful Digestion

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Many people report they struggle with heartburn and indigestion. It is common practice to reach for, or be prescribed ‘acid neutralizers’ (Prevacid, Nexium, Omeprazole (Prilosec), etc). With new research focusing on the adverse effects of chronic proton pump inhibitor use – such as increased risk of stomach cancer and bone fracture, kidney disease, and vitamin deficiencies to name a few –  it is important now more than ever to learn…

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Just how Essential are Essential Fatty Acids?

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Protecting Your Heart and Mind: What You Need to Know about Omega 3 Fatty Acids Have you been wanting to jumpstart your health, but unsure where to begin? Are you providing yourself with the proper building blocks to prevent age-related diseases? Have you been made aware of the critical role that Omega-3 fatty acids have in conditions like heart disease and dementia? The goal of this article is to help…

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The Effect of Sugar on Your Health

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Mary Poppins coined the phrase, “A teaspoon of sugar makes the medicine go down…” But what effects does sugar have on our health?  Everyone knows that eating too much sugar is associated with tooth decay and weight gain, however, according to scientific research, sugar’s health effects reach well beyond your teeth and belly. When sugar enters our bloodstream it affects the body’s blood-sugar balance, triggering the release of insulin, a…

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Building a Strong Health Foundation

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Wellness tips with the highest health payout It’s that time of year again, New Year’s resolutions! The very nature of resolutions can be both inspiring and overwhelming. Many well-intentioned people abandon their resolutions within weeks of making them. Regardless of your resolutions, the key to a healthy life is to have a good health foundation. So what makes up a strong health foundation? I’ve put together a list of simple…

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Prepping Your Immune System for Flu Season

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Our susceptibility to colds and flu are in direct relationship to the strength of our immune system and internal hygiene. Viruses and bacteria will not thrive or take hold if our internal hygiene is balanced and healthy. Now is the time to be proactive with our health and adopt good wellness habits. Prevention is key! PREVENTION is the BEST MEDICINE Beneficial methods to strengthen immune defenses include lifestyle factors, which…

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Supporting Your Seasonal Biological Rhythms through Nutrition and Supplementation

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

Biological rhythms are the natural cycle of change in our body’s chemicals and functions. Like an internal master “clock,” it takes cues from environmental rhythms (circadian, diurnal, infradian, seasonal rhythms).  These function of these rhythms include regulating sleep, appetite, body temperature and the immune system. A common example of disrupted biological rhythms is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons,…

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3 Things to Know Before Your 2017 Insurance Expires

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

The end of the year is only just over three months away! Whether or not you’re anticipating changes to your insurance plan in 2018, here are a few reasons to take full advantage of your current plan: 1. Your alternative care benefits likely expire at the end of the year. If you’ve been experiencing musculoskeletal pain and have been putting off getting evaluated and treated, call us to make an appointment…

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6 Health Essentials for College Students

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

5 minute read. It’s hard to believe it is that time of year again – back to school! I think that it is safe to say that the stereotypical college student pushes it to the limit. Experiencing too little sleep and are highly stressed, they tend to be over-caffeinated, have poor nutrition, and spend long hours studying and/or partying. Of course this varies from individual to individual.  ‘If I would’ve…

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