Monday, March 28, 2011

Success Story - Hypothyroidism

A 27-year-old woman came to see me for symptoms of hypothyroidism. She suffered from low energy, weight gain, constipation and dry skin. As well, her lab values showed high TSH and low T4 and free T3, which confirmed the diagnosis of hypothyroidism. When she initially came to see me her family doctor recommended that she start taking Synthroid, but she decided that she wanted to try a natural approach first.

When she came in for the initial visit, she was already a very healthy eater and had started some supplements that were recommended to her from the health food store. She was off to a great start but there was still a lot that needed to be done. I began by taking her off some of the supplements. Even though they were helpful, I wanted to focus on the essential nutrients that she needed at that time and I didn’t want her to be taking endless amounts of pills. I also had her do a liver detox that was tailored for her situation specifically. She was a great patient; she followed all my recommendations perfectly.

After treating her for 6 months, it was remarkable, her blood tests became normal and all her symptoms cleared. Then 3 months later she came to my office telling me that she was pregnant!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Some New Research in Alternative Medicine

-Mediterranean Diet May Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
-Acupuncture Reduces Pain and Need for Medication After Coronary Bypass Surgery
-Potential Protective Effect of Turmeric Intake Against Cancer
Treatment with Omega-3 Fatty Acids Benefits Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
-Eating Almonds May Benefit Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes and Mild Hyperlipidemia
-High Plasma Total Homocysteine and Low Plasma Vitamin B12 May Increase the Risk of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women
-Maternal DHA Supplementation During Lactation May Improve Sustained Attention in Breast-Fed Infants
-Substituting Brown Rice for White Rice May Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Cleanse

It has been great starting work again at Sage Clinic after all these years. As the winter season comes to an end, now is the perfect time to think about setting some new health goals. Doing a spring cleanse is a perfect way to getting a kick start. There are many different cleanses out there and as a Naturopath, I feel that it is important to come up with one that is suitable for each individual’s needs. For more information, please call 604-697-0397 to set up an appointment with Marni.