Understanding Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Disease

Authored By Dr. Alison Danby, ND Functional Medicine Practitioner Diving Deeper into Thyroid Health Brain fog that makes routine tasks a drag, unexplainable bouts of lethargy in the middle of the workday and a metabolism that has officially gone M.I.A. – these are signs that an individual may be suffering from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that…

A Functional Medicine Perspective on Autoimmunity

Getting to the Root Causes of Autoimmunity by Understanding Leaky GUT Syndrome: By Dr. Alison Danby, ND, FMCP Autoimmunity is described as a disease where the immune system has gone haywire and has started to attack various areas of its-self (your body). The locations of attacks can vary from you thyroid, digestive track, skin, eye, joints, brain really any organ…

Thyroid Update:

Salt May Not Always Be a Bad Thing. Are You Getting Enough Iodine for Healthy Thyroid Function? By Ann Nakajima ND As a key component in the production of thyroid hormones, iodine is an essential nutrient for human health. When there is not enough iodine in the body, the hormonal command center in the brain pushes the thyroid to work harder,…

Common Toxins in your personal care products

We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Many of the products we commonly put on our skin have ingredients that may contribute to hormone disruption, cancer and allergy development. Many of these chemicals have been banned in Europe but can still be found in many Canadian products. Protect yourself and your family by avoiding products with the following…

Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

  Gratitude, I was always taught by my Sensei in Japan, is one of the highest forces in the universe, along with the vibrational energy of Love. In our busy lives, we too often focus on the things that are going wrong in our lives, or in our bodies, that need fixing. Instead we should foster feelings of love and…