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Why should I consider a heavy metal detox?

As we all know we live in a toxic environment which continues to get even more toxic.  In a Brown University study, researchers found nearly 23% of women aged 16 to 49 met or exceeded levels for all three environmental pollutants i.e. lead, mercury and PCBs.  They found that  56% of women exceeded the median for two or more of these three pollutants.  All but 17.3% of women were at or above the level for one or more of these toxic chemicals.

The body normally detoxifies metals with foods containing natural detoxing agents such as sulphur found in eggs, liver, garlic and onions. Other common detoxifying foods are beets, cilantro, and foods high in Vitamin C content.  Our bodies’ own detoxifying system is frequently overburdened.  

Some of the symptoms and conditions related to heavy metal toxicity are:

-Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and autoimmune conditions

-Mood swings, depression, anxiety, neurotransmitter deficiencies

-Parkinson’s  Multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions

-Cancer, Anemia, headaches, low energy, depression, tremors

To find out about ones heavy metal burden, a hair and provocative fecal stool analysis are two of the best methods used.

Taking preventative measures to minimize the accumulation of heavy metals is a key component to manifesting health and should be done on a regular basis.

For more information contact Janice Shouldice, Doctor at 90- 830-1236.

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Alzheimer’s: Prevent Memory Loss, Dementia with Naturopathic Medicine

According to a recent 60 Minutes (CBS) story, 2 of every 5 U.S. seniors that reach 85 years of age will develop Alzheimer’s Disease. I was left with the impression from the program that developing Alzheimer’s and dementia is merely random. Is that true or is Alzheimer’s and dementia, potentially preventable? As a , I believe, it is.

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Positive Reinforcement More Helpful for ADHD Kids?

Positive Reinforcement More Helpful for ADHD Kids?

Positive reinforcement is usually better than negative reinforcement but does positive reinforcement work the same in every child? According to a study out of the University of Buffalo and published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Functions, the answer would be no. They found that a little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – even more than it would for typically developing kids.

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Overweight Dads Could Affect Daughter’s Health

Overweight Dads Could Affect Daughter’s Health

According to a study out of Georgetown University Medical Center and published in Scientific Reports, obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth through childhood, and have delayed development of their breast tissue as well as increased rates of breast cancer. These findings come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations’ cancer risk.

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SPOTLIGHT ON NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Addressing anxiety in children

SPOTLIGHT ON NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE: Addressing anxiety in children

 

Anxiety is a growing concern that I treat in school-aged children and it can present as a variety of different symptoms. Common signs that your child could be suffering from anxiety include depression, frequent headaches, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, decreased appetite, eczema, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, nightmares, chronic fatigue, lack of focus at school and avoiding friends.

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Calcium Signals Balance Infection Response & Potential for Self-attack

Calcium Signals Balance Infection Response & Potential for Self-attack

According to a study by the NYU Langone Medical Center at the New York University School of Medicine and published in the journal Immunity, a key cellular signal provides a vital balance between the body’s ability to destroy invading microbes and its need to prevent autoimmune disease. The study was conducted with both mice and human patients where the researchers found a certain type of calcium-based signal-regulated the production of two immune cell types.

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