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Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Women in early menopause or perimenopause are most familiar with hot flashes: they’re generally understood to occur with declining estrogen levels. Occasionally I’ll see a still-menstruating woman who experiences hot flashes in the week or two before her period (when estrogen levels are declining), too—though this is much less common. And yet, this isn’t the [...]

Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

By |2018-03-09T13:54:30+00:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health, hormonal, phytoestrogen, Women's Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

We all know that sugar is bad for us, right? (If you don’t, check out this article.) Suffice it to say for now that if I could change just one thing about the way people eat in America, it would be to dramatically reduce or eliminate processed sugar consumption.) But what counts as “sugar”? It’s not [...]

Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load

By |2018-02-16T07:58:08+00:00February 16th, 2018|Categories: Articles, glycemic index, glycemic load, Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load

How to Build (Or Break!) A Habit

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

When it comes to trying to create a new habit (or overwrite one that isn’t serving you), the best resource I’ve ever found, hands down, is Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit. I highly recommend that you pick up the book for yourself, but let me give you a brief little run-down of what I [...]

How to Build (Or Break!) A Habit

By |2018-01-26T16:34:07+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, habit, Health, resolution|Tags: |Comments Off on How to Build (Or Break!) A Habit

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of the most popular folk remedies I hear about in my practice, and for good reason. There’s some impressive research to back up its health claims. But first things first: definitions. Apple Cider Vinegar: Is It All Created Equal? Apple cider is basically unfiltered, unprocessed apple juice. It becomes [...]

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

By |2018-01-05T16:51:44+00:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health|Comments Off on The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Counting Macros

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

There are a lot of trendy diets out there (paleo, ketogenic, Whole 30, Autoimmune Protocol, GAPS, Specific Carbohydrate, etc). They all have their merits, and I do put people on each of them in specific cases. But one of the simplest, longest term approaches is “counting macros.” Macronutrients: What They Are “Macros” is short for [...]

Counting Macros

By |2017-12-08T07:27:49+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on Counting Macros

The Relationship Between Hypothyroidism and Iron

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Hypothyroidism is often responsible for hair loss. So is low ferritin, the storage form of iron. One of the main reasons why ferritin can decrease involves overgrowth of iron-stealing organisms, like candida. But hypothyroidism itself is also  associated with low serum ferritin levels. There are several reasons for this. The relationship between iron and thyroid [...]

The Relationship Between Hypothyroidism and Iron

By |2017-11-03T17:53:28+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Health, Nutrition|Comments Off on The Relationship Between Hypothyroidism and Iron

The Safest Natural Deodorants

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Underarm odor happens when we sweat: the bacteria that are always present on the skin break the sweat secretions down into odor-causing fatty acids. Because sweating is one of the body’s four main emunctories (routes of excretion) for toxins, it is definitely true that body odor is a function of toxicity; however, even the cleanest [...]

The Safest Natural Deodorants

By |2017-09-01T16:55:33+00:00September 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Detox, Health|Comments Off on The Safest Natural Deodorants

Is Dairy Different in Europe?

I wrote here on the difference in European bread versus bread produced in the United States. Many of my patients (myself included) also discovered a distinct difference between the dairy in Europe versus in the States, as well. Here’s why. Different Components of Dairy There are three main macronutrients in [...]

By |2017-10-19T12:12:28+00:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Health|0 Comments

A Surprising Potential Cause of Bipolar Disorder

Some 6 million people in the United States suffer from Bipolar Disorder. Research indicates that genetic factors account for about 80% of it. It is widely believed to be incurable and lifelong, able to be managed only with antipsychotic medications. But it may have a surprising cause. Iodine and Bipolar [...]

By |2017-10-19T12:12:28+00:00July 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments, Health|0 Comments

How Insulin Affects Growth Hormone and Muscle Repair

Physiology 101 Insulin is the gatekeeper for glucose: it allows glucose to get inside the cells where it can be utilized for energy or for storage. When glucose gets used, your cells produce ATP (your body’s energy currency). When glucose gets stored, it gets stored as triglycerides (fat). Insulin is [...]

By |2017-10-19T12:12:29+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health|0 Comments