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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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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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The Gut-Brain Connection

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

5 minute read. Could Parkinson’s Disease start in the gut? There is growing awareness within the scientific and medical communities of the strong connection between the intestinal environment and the function of the central nervous system (CNS); so much so that there is a new field of medicine called ‘neurogastroenterology.’ (neuro- = relating to the nervous system, gastroentero- = relating to the digestive system, -ology = study of). Furthermore, researchers…

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4 Ways to Restore Your Gut After Antibiotics

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

6 minute read. Maintaining proper balance of healthy gut flora – the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts – is a crucial, yet widely overlooked component of human health. While the inception of antibiotics has lengthened lifespans, our excessive and often unnecessary use of these medications account for adverse, long-term health consequences. “Antibiotic” literally translates as “against life,” and their objective is to eliminate the “bad”…

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5 Tips For Cooling The Fire of Chronic Inflammation

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

4 minute read. Inflammation is the body’s normal and healthy response to germs and injury.  Such ‘assault’ signals to the immune system to dispatch white blood cells to begin healing and repair. We observe and experience these innerworkings through the expression of symptoms such as pain, redness, local heat, and swelling. However, when inflammation continues for a prolonged period of time, there is potential for disease processes to be triggered.…

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Boost Energy with B12 Injections

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

THE BENEFITS OF INJECTING YOUR B’S: Vitamin B injections aid in the immediate and maximum intake of the natural vitamins that our body requires to maintain proper health. B vitamins are essential factors in supporting our biochemical pathways that influence our immune health, cardiovascular health, neurological health, mental health, and endocrine (hormonal) health. Major health benefits of Vitamin B shots are increased natural energy, improved sleep patterns, increased cellular metabolism,…

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3 Ways To Naturally Combat Seasonal Allergies

By: Dr. Krista Brayko, Naturopath

We all catch it this time of year – Spring Fever! For many this also means experiencing another type of fever, hay fever, or seasonal allergies. The term “allergy” describes an over-aggressive immune response triggered by ingesting, touching, or inhaling an irritant that your system recognizes as foreign, but which do not cause reactions in most people. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies to pollen, spores, mold,…

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