• Nutrition

    The easy breakfast inclusion that also improves insulin resistance in women with PCOS

    Cinnamon-with simply a generous sprinkle a day, research is now also showing favourable outcomes on insulin resistance in women with PCOS.(1) What’s PCOS? PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age.(1)  PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome is a multisystem hormonal and metabolic disorder that affects both reproductive hormones as well as blood sugar regulation, through insulin resistance.  Women may present with acne, excessive hair growth, balding, missed menses, heavy menses, or long, irregular cycles or infertility…

  • Blog,  Nutrition

    Blood Sugars & Pre-Diabetics

    Recent studies have shown that nearly 60% of the population has a genetic predisposition for developing diabetes. There are many factors that lead to carbohydrate intolerance, insulin resistance and diabetic co-morbidities and I had the opportunity to discuss them in a talk I delivered in Utah this past summer through the American Association for Naturopathic Physicians. I’m excited to share this talk with you here on the blog. Watch below for the full talk:   If you’d prefer to hear the audio…

  • Blog,  Immune System,  Nutrition

    Top 5 Symptoms of Low Magnesium Levels

    Do you have cravings, muscle cramps, headaches, high blood pressure, constipation or sleep imbalances? You may be magnesium deficient!! Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in over 300 enzymatic and physiological processes in our body. It is also a mineral that is commonly depleted by stress and refined sugars.  Since it is so widely used in our body, and so easily depleted its absence can create many common nagging deficiency symptoms. I have highlighted the top 5 common symptoms…