Women’s Health- It’s All Connected

Hormonal health is as important as diet and exercise when it comes to overall health. Dr. Brown specializes in hormone balancing to treat a variety of complaints. Optimizing hormones is not only for menopausal women but also menstruating women and women seeking to get pregnant. >

Dr. Kimberly Brown » Women’s health and bio identical Hormone Replacement therapy (BHRT)

Women’s Health- It’s All Connected Hormonal health is as important as diet and exercise when it comes to overall health. Dr. Brown specializes in hormone balancing to treat a variety of complaints

A Radical Guide to Longevity

In cross-population studies, it has been determined that your genetics contribute 15% to your mortality and functionality, while 85% lies within your epigenetics, behaviour, and environment. Stated an

The Buzz about Intermittent Fasting

  By Bren Boston, MD and Maggie Ney, ND The truth is you probably already do some intermittent fasting (IF) and don’t even know it.  If you don’t snack after an early dinner and eat a late break

Dairy Products, and Their Link to Insulin Resistance

When most people think about low-fat dairy products, they don’t immediately think of a correlation with insulin resistance. After all, fat-free yogurt and kefir are touted as ideal health foods, esp

23 And Me DNA Analysis: A Great Tool to Optimize Your Health

  By. Jean-Marc Sobczyk, MD, ND How does your DNA become a report?  Human DNA is about 99.5% identical from person to person. However, there are small differences that make each person unique. These

This New Year, Allow Yourself to Be Human

  By Alicia Maher, MD On any given day, there are crowds of seemingly happy people making their way around the city. And yet so many in that crowd feel that their life doesn’t measure up to the oth

Power Labs: Optimize your Potential with the Organic Acids Test

Personalized Testing to Impact your Performance is Pushing the limits with modern research. Want a competitive edge? This simple urine test will give you unique information to optimize your physiology

Our Family’s Favorite Apple Crisp Recipe

  By Maggie Ney, ND My family has been making this apple crisp recipe for over 10 years. The natural sweetness of the apples – with a touch of maple syrup and paired with a simple oat and nut topp

How to avoid indigestion over the holidays – 5 easy tips

  By Edison de Mello, MD PhD It’s that time of year again – the holiday “eating season.” And while lots of people think the holidays are the most wonderful time of year, your gut may disagree

Holiday Stress? Recognize and Rebalance!

  By Alicia Maher, MD Along with the joys of the holidays, there may be quite a bit of stress. Though it may not seem like it, this could be an exciting opportunity for growth. Taking a few moments d

Is Sleep Deprivation the Next Tobacco?

  By. David Laramie, PhD For decades, medical science overlooked the considerable damage associated with smoking cigarettes, and it is hard to comprehend that physicians ever condoned smoking and ove

Athletes – Food Sensitivities Slowing You Down?

Can the foods you eat impact your performance? Absolutely. So what if your “go to” super food is making you slow? As a Naturopathic Doctor, I am always looking to find the root cause to your conce


IBS, SIBO, GERD – doctors sure know how to make your digestive tract sound complicated.  But does it have to be complicated?  And do you have to struggle with gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrh

Supplement Savvy: Morning Compete and Probiotics by Activated You

  By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD Taking a quality probiotic supplement along with prebiotics and supplements with sugar balancing properties can be extremely beneficial.  Activated YOU  Probiotics h

Diabetes, Weight Gain and Metabolic Imbalances in Menopause

  Maggie Ney, ND Is it just a coincidence that a woman is more likely to experience higher blood sugar levels, higher insulin levels, and weight gain during Menopause? No, there are real, and signifi

Natural Strategies for Blood Sugar Control

  By Bren Boston, MD No one was more surprised than me when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during my first pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is a temporary form of diabetes in which the horm

Top 3 Ways to Beat Burn Out

Naturopathic Doctor and Clinic Director Erin Wiley shares her insight on burn out. 1. If you don’t want to burn out, stop living life on fire. Sometimes this is the hardest fact to accept, we’ve

Running past the Headache. A case study of how Magnesium may be able help.

“The alarm beeps at 6am. She pours some magnesium powder into one of her three water bottles, straps them to her waist and is off before anyone in the house is awake”. If you have a performance pr

Consuming Under Stress – Does Your Health Care Provider Match Your Expectations?

It’s Difficult to be a Consumer It is a confusing time to be a consumer. The volume of decisions, the range of options, and the access to information can create much angst and doubt. When this is fu

An Honest Portrayal of What it Means To Face Eosinophilic Granulomatosis

Just over a year ago I was released from the hospital. I had spent nearly a month in a bed, barely able to walk. Weighing in at just over 100 lbs, I had lost 30% of my body weight which left me so inc

Is your energy gel actually slowing you down?

As an active runner and Naturopathic Doctor, I hear a lot of talk about energy gel and goo’s especially from my running and cycling clients. The challenge they find is that there is so much informat

Progesterone: The Forgotten Hormone

Estrogen’s forgotten sister, progesterone, is often overlooked. For example, a woman who has a full hysterectomy (causing a surgical menopause) may be given solely estrogen and no progesterone. This

Compounded Bio-identical Hormones

Recently, I saw a woman at my office who’d been prescribed a brand name Bio-identical estradiol gel. She didn’t come to see me for hormone therapy but she mentioned that the gel wasn’t improving

Things are heating up and it’s not just the weather!

HOT FLASHES: WHY DO THEY HAPPEN? WHAT ROLE DOES STRESS PLAY?   Hot flashes occur due to a narrowing of the core body temperature range due to something called norepinephrine. But hang on, aren’t ho

Pee a little when you run?

Peeing a little when you run is a very common symptom. While the severity can range for an annoying, possibly embarrassing, inconvenience to a huge obstacle in participating in your favourite sport. A

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

Most of us know that a good night’s sleep is key for happiness and productivity, and that conversely, a night of poor sleep can have negative effects on our performance during the day. But a new stu

Metabolic Acne Part 2- Diet and Nutritional Interventions

In the last article we discussed how your adult acne may not be a function of your reproductive hormones, but instead your metabolic hormones. This is especially true of nodular, cystic acne that sits

Dr. Erica Speaks with FASHION Magazine About Supplements for Hair and Skin

There aren’t many things we can say we miss about our teenage years—like having to answer to our parents, texting on flip phones, and being denied entry into a bar with our sisters’ ID. But ther

Dr Fiona Interviewed on Just Ask Joyce

It was great to speak with Joyce Oglesby of Just Ask Joyce on 84.7 WFIA FM today! We chatted about PCOS, talking especially about how it affects teenagers, but also how it affects a woman’s health t

Today’s Parent – Gender Swaying Techniques

Are you dreaming of having a daughter? Or would you do anything to have a boy? Well, if you’ve taken your desires to the Internet, you’ll know there’s no lack of enthusiastic advice to sway the

Fact Based Health – The Food Insulin Index, PCOS and Metabolic Health

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome also known as PCOS affects an estimated 7 million women in the USA alone and is the most common hormonal condition in women. Although it’s always been thought of as a repro

Metabolic Acne Part 1- What is it?

Most people believe that acne is something from their teenage years. Something that happens when your body is trying to figure itself out. It is ‘normal’ for teens. These same women often go on th

Dr. Fiona Interviewed on Best Ever You Radio Show

I spoke with the phenomenally talented Elizabeth Hamilton Guarino on Best Ever You about PCOS – we chatted for over an hour about 8 Steps To Reverse Your PCOS – Elizabeth is passionate about getti


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