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Iron and Your Thyroid

Symptoms of iron deficiency are similar to symptoms of thyroid disease which can make them difficult conditions to identify. A serum ferritin test, ordered by your healthcare provider, will help to determine your iron levels and whether you need to increase iron absorption in your daily routine. Some symptoms of iron deficiency include: Persistent fatigue […]

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Proper Gut Health=Better Sleep

Your gut produces around 400 times more melatonin, often referred to as the “sleep hormone”, than the pineal gland in your brain. By maintaining optimal gut health (healthy diet, low stress, healthy gut flora) you also benefit from optimal production of melatonin which has the following benefits: Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant. Studies have shown […]

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The Stress-Fat connection (and how to mitigate it)

In an ideal setting, your hormones are released in short bursts as opposed to being released over a long period of time. Functioning this way prevents developing a resistance to a hormone. It starts with cortisol. Cortisol, known as your stress hormone, if released in short bursts, like when you are being chased by a […]

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How to get FAT!

Very few clients have ever asked about how to gain fat. Most are in the market for fat loss. Whether you’re looking to gain or lose fat, the most well-known hormone related to fat storage is insulin. Hundreds of well-executed studies over the past century have shown the “eat-less-exercise-more” method of weight control having some […]

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Polarized Sunglasses: Why You Should Wear Them

During the sunny seasons you might get into the habit of wearing sunglasses to shade your eyes and protect them from harmful UV rays. Normal tinted sunglasses provide you only protection against harmful UV rays. Whereas polarized sunglasses contain an inbuilt laminated filter, which blocks harsh UV rays from the sun as well as reduces […]

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Benefits of Berberine

Berberine is a bitter-tasting yellow alkaloid found in roots, rhizomes, and stem bark of various plants including goldenseal and Oregon grape. Most often berberine is used to reduce blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that taking berberine, combined with adopting a healthy lifestyle, reduces fasting blood glucose levels and HbA1c […]

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Activated Charcoal – Why should you have it?

Activated Charcoal – Why should you have it? Simply put, activated charcoal is carbon. “Activating” charcoal is a process which increases its surface area using high heat and an activating agent which results in the charcoal achieving a highly developed internal pore structure. Something like a sponge. The comparison to a sponge is appropriate since […]

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Which magnesium will work for you?

There are many ways to get magnesium through supplements. You can find magnesium in the form of oxide, citrate, glycinate (bisglycinate), malate, and L-threonate at Pharmasave Summerland. Most Canadians do not have optimal levels of magnesium in their bodies and supplementation is recommended. But which magnesium should you take? Let’s look at the differences: Magnesium […]

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