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Electrolytes: Finding Balance During Adrenal Fatigue

Posted On May 07, 2015

Electrolytes are teeny, tiny things with big responsibilities. Fluid retention and balance, blood pH, transmission of nerve impulses, and muscle control are just a few jobs these electrically charged particles (ions) handle. Most people suffering from adrenal fatigue experience some level of electrolyte imbalance. When it comes to electrolytes in the body, it’s all about…

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Signs of the (Changing) Times: 12 Symptoms of Menopause

Posted On Apr 22, 2015

Menopause literally means ‘the last period.’ While many women would gladly leave behind the woes that come with menstruation, not many would gladly go through menopause in return. It is possible to experience little or no discomfort during menopause, but for some women it can be one of the most challenging times of their lives….

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Is Chronic Inflammation Affecting Your Health?

Posted On Apr 09, 2015

Many of the illnesses and conditions we commonly attribute to growing old can actually be attributed to inflammation. While increased inflammation can be part of the aging process, not everyone is affected the same. One of the best things I’ve been able to do for my own patients is identify and control any inflammation they’re…

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Adrenal-Friendly Recipes: Quinoa Tabouleh, Roasted Beet Salad, and Mixed Bean Salad

Posted On Mar 25, 2015

1. Quinoa Tabouleh Quinoa is an amazing grain. It contains significant amounts of dietary fiber, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), vitamin B6, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, copper and manganese. This super grain is an excellent non-animal source of protein, and it’s also a safe choice for those sensitive to gluten. Tabouleh is quick and simple…

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Digestive Issues: The Three Most Common Causes

Posted On Mar 17, 2015

Good health starts in the gut. It may seem cliche by now, but this statement is certainly true. If the gut isn’t working properly, it’s likely that nothing else will either. There are many potential causes of gut distress, and in this article I am addressing the three most common culprits, along with their common…

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Dr. Bakker’s Guide to Gluten-Free Baking

Posted On Mar 05, 2015

Many people have told they believe gluten-free baking to be a bit of a myth: something that sounds good, but is too good to be true. I’ve heard horror stories of inedible, unrecognizable rocks coming out of the oven. I can assure you: it doesn’t have to be this way. In this blog, I’ll cover…

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Adrenal Fatigue and Exercise: Start Low and Go Slow

Posted On Feb 19, 2015

If you have adrenal fatigue, exercise is probably the last thing you feel like doing. But before you skip this blog, listen to all the good things it will do for you. And remember: dancing and making love are exercise too! Benefits of Exercise Rapid breathing expels volatile gases out of your body that become…

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Brain Fog: Could Food Sensitivities be to Blame?

Posted On Feb 12, 2015

  Brain fog is common among those suffering from adrenal fatigue, but did you know brain fog can also be caused by food intolerances? It doesn’t have to be a food you’re allergic to; in fact, I’ve seen several patients whose allergy testing came back relatively clean but still experienced side effects after eating certain…

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Hypothyroidism: An Introduction

Posted On Feb 05, 2015

What is Hypothyroidism? Simply put, hypothyroidism means an underactive thyroid gland. Despite its small size, everything slows down when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormone to keep the body running properly. It is estimated that 4.6% of the US population aged 12 and above has some form of hypothyroidism. Those most affected are people aged…

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Omega What Now? Making Sense of Fatty Acids and Oils

Posted On Jan 28, 2015

Most North Americans consume too much fat in their daily diet (40-55% of daily calories). Despite this huge over-consumption of fat, most North Americans are sadly lacking in the essential fatty acids that promote good skin quality, reduce inflammation and slow down the aging of body tissues. Ideally, fats should not make up more than…

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