All posts by Carrey Peters

Sunscreen safety

In our house 3 o’clock is also known as “Pool o’clock” so my kids don’t have to wear sunscreen. It is best to avoid the heat of the day (10-3 pm) and cover up with light weight, long sleeves/pants & wide brimmed hats. If you can’t avoid the sunniest part of the day then please use a healthy sunscreen. It’s important for you and for the environment:

For more information you can read this article on sunscreen safety.

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Know it’s wrong, but you do it anyway?

Are you craving chocolate, salt, coffee or carbs but know you shouldn’t have them?

It probably means you are deficient in magnesium, have adrenal fatigue or at least insufficiency, or are battling a systemic candida infection. Your naturopathic doctor can help you identify the reasons for your cravings and how to overcome them.

 

 

 

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Overloaded by Toxins?

Are you in toxin overload?

  1. Do you have persistent brain-fog, lack of focus, mental clarity, even migraines?
  2. Do you have ongoing fatigue, muscle aches or pains, general lack of motivation or feelings of depression that just won’t go away?
  3. Have you noticed an increase in body odour, smelly bowel movements or bad breath? 
  4. Is your skin breaking out in acne or rashes?
  5. Have you recently become sensitive to chemicals, fragrances or scents?
  6. Have you developed any new allergies?

Our body is constantly detoxifying but if our organs become overwhelmed and overloaded with pollutants it can lead to chronic disease. Call us if you would like to re-set and detoxify your body.

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A mushroom a day keeps the doctor away

A mushroom a day keeps the doctor away

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Well, not quite. But all mushrooms, even white button mushrooms, contain beta-glucan-rich polysaccharides that have anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-viral and immune-supportive properties. There are over 3000 different species of mushrooms, and while some are poisonous, the more common commercially-available medicinal mushrooms include: chaga, cordyceps, lions mane, maitake, shiitaki and turkey tail.

Try a new mushroom today!

 

Ref:

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684115/

2. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/60aa/3c43e20c7af0631b92f8c3e94f37b41e105c.pdf

3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19885842

4. https://www.britannica.com/list/7-of-the-worlds-most-poisonous-mushrooms

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Superfood – Black seeds

Superfood Central! Black seeds, or Nigella sativa, might look similar to sesame seeds in size and shape but their health benefits are amongst some of the most powerful in the realm of superfoods. It’s been proven to be powerful against a multitude of superbugs – something that very few substances have been able to achieve. In fact, black seed oil has been proven just as or more effective against some microbes than antibiotics!