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When Iron Deficiency is Really Copper Deficiency

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

There are multiple levels of iron deficiency: low ferritin is the first, as ferritin is a storage form of iron. This can progress to low iron saturation in the bloodstream. Finally, it can become iron deficiency (or microcytic) anemia. The first two levels of iron deficiency can be caused by chronic infections or hypothyroidism—or of course [...]

When Iron Deficiency is Really Copper Deficiency

By |2018-03-23T09:13:26+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, ceruloplasmin, copper, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on When Iron Deficiency is Really Copper Deficiency

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

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

How to Eat On Vacation

From Dr. Lauren Deville - Naturopathic Doctor

Changing your diet at home is hard enough. So how do you eat healthy or adhere to a special diet while you’re not at home? I’ve been asked this question frequently by patients who are trying to switch from a Standard American Diet to a healthier one, or especially by those who are trying to [...]

How to Eat On Vacation

By |2017-10-27T12:00:20+00:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|Comments Off on How to Eat On Vacation

Sulfur Intolerance

Biochemistry 101 Protein, one of the three types of macronutrients (the other two being carbohydrates and fat) is made up of twenty building blocks called amino acids. Two of those amino acids contain the atom sulfur in their structures: methionine and cysteine. A thiol is a compound containing a sulfur [...]

By |2017-10-19T12:12:30+00:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Nutrition|Comments Off on Sulfur Intolerance