- your physiological and genetically appropriate diet
- regular exercise
- adequate sleep, rest and recreation
- supportive personal relationships
- emotional, psychological and spiritual balance
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The naturopathic nutritional programs recommended to you may at first seem contrary to popular opinion, or to your sense that you are already eating well. Incorporating changes to your diet that involve eliminating common foods because of sensitivities, allergies, blood sugar handling stresses and blood type can at first seem overwhelming. For these reasons, our clinical assistant can help you organize your shopping and meal planning, make recipe suggestions, and help develop strategies to gradually incorporate changes.
Help is also available for exercise programs, stopping smoking, weight loss and referral for counselling if required.
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Detoxification and Health
Not only is optimal health dependant on eating properly, exercise, sleep and healthy social relations, but it is also important to recognize the health risks from accumulated toxins, environmental poisons and heavy metals. Simple screening tests available at the Integrative Healing Arts clinic can indicate whether the body is carrying a heavy metal load, and if the liver and kidneys are capable of detoxifying effectively. If required there are numerous naturopathic methods for detoxification, which can be individualized for your needs.
For more information on naturopathic detoxification see Drs. Peter Bennett and Stephen Barrie's book: The 7 Day De-Tox Miracle.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
"Research has shown fructose to be particularly harmful to human health. Unlike excess glucose, which passes through our digestive tract and is excreted, 100 percent of fructose that's consumed is taken up by the liver. Once there, fructose causes increased fat deposition in the abdominal cavity and increased blood levels of triglycerides -- both of which are risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. So, over a lifetime, the HFCS in the 53 gallons of soda per year the average American drinks thus increases their fructose consumption compared to table sugar, and probably adds up to big health problems." Read the full article: Corn again: What a ‘sweet surprise’! HFCS contains more fructose than believed. Author: Tom Laskawy
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Hair Analysis, an effective method for testing for heavy metal load in the body.