Rising above our Biology

When trying to answer the question, “Why am I the way I am?” it is important to try to identify the root causes of when things began. This is a primary tenet of naturopathic medicine.

For some individuals—and often in the case of adoption—it is important to go back to when you were in utero to understand certain things about yourself.

Surviving Suicide: Chris Cornell

This past week another famous person committed suicide – Chris Cornell. Chris Cornell’s wife issued a statement which blamed anxiety medicine for his suicide:

“Vicky Cornell, the wife of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, speculated whether his suicide was the result of taking too much of his anxiety medication.

An attorney for the Cornell family,

Are Cell Phones & Cell Towers Safe?

Is society’s current understanding of the health effects of electromagnetic exposure parallel to society’s understanding in the 1970s of the health impacts of cigarette smoking? Decades ago, the tobacco companies created doubt and controversy about the proposed health risks of smoking; however, with more research and the passing of time, there is now evidence of several health risks associated with smoking.

Fermentation vs. Pickling

An introduction to pickling and fermentation.

As a child, I remember exploring my grandparent’s basement “cellar” or cold room that had shelves filled with jars of pickled and fermented produce. And even more, I enjoyed eating those jarred contents! What I didn’t know were the processes behind how those fresh veggies (and fruits) could be kept for such a long time without going bad.

Sugar, Candida, Biofilms – What?

What are Candida Biofilms?

Have you ever taken an antibiotic for a urinary tract infection, acne, bacterial infection or some other reason? Did you know that just by taking one antibiotic in your lifetime, you can disrupt the balance of your gut flora? There is now research that connects the relationship of our gut flora with our mental health.

Support your Menstrual Cycle with Seeds

Support your menstrual cycle with seeds by Dr. Chris Bjorndal

Do you struggle with mood swings prior to your menstrual cycle? Can you cry at a Kleenix commercial during this time? Or are you extra irritable and slightly more prone to anger just before your period? Remember that most hormone conditions, such as,

The 5 Love Languages

Gary Chapman, a relationship counsellor, wrote a book called The 5 Love Languages. Here, he breaks down the ways that different people communicate with their significant other. These are true for romantic relationships as well as families and friendships. While we all typically speak to each of them during certain times, everyone seems to resonate with one or two especially. 

Bowen Technique

Bowen Technique

Bowen Technique was developed in Australia in the 1950’s. Today, it is known around the world for its effective yet gentle treatment of a wide variety of ailments. Bowen is a cross-fiber, soft-tissue treatment. It approaches the body with the principle of “structure governs function.” Meaning, when the structures are returned to a healthy state,

Milk Thistle and Liver Health

Milk Thistle: Benefits and Preparation

Benefits of Consuming Milk Thistle:

Milk thistle contains an active ingredient known as silymarin, which is protective to the liver and helps prevent liver damage. Silymarin is a group of flavonoids (silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin), which are thought to help repair liver cells damaged by alcohol or other toxic substances.

Is your body a toxic wasteland? – Part 3 by Dr. Chris

When comparing our modern-day lives with those of our grandparents, it is clear that our environment has changed greatly. Not just the natural world, but in our day-to-day lives as well. We are exposed to hundreds of times more chemicals, toxins, and different forms of radiation than generations past. At the same time chronic disease rates are soaring.

Food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances: Same or different?

Food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances: Same or different?

It is becoming more and more common to hear that someone cannot eat a particular food because they are sensitive or allergic to it, while others may be having various symptoms and cannot quite figure out what the offending foods are. Reactions to foods may not be due to one type of mechanism but may be multiple mechanisms occurring simultaneously or individually.

Is your body a toxic wasteland? – Part 2 by Dr. Chris

Environmental Solutions: Part 2

When comparing our modern-day lives with those of our grandparents, it is clear that our environment has changed greatly. Not just the natural world, but in our day-to-day lives as well. We are exposed to far more chemicals, toxins, and different forms of radiation than generations past. At the same time chronic disease rates are soaring.

Are we sure about Ensure?

Are we sure about Ensure?

Ensure claims to be the #1 Doctor recommended nutritious drink, with its label stating it allows for a ‘complete, balanced nutrition to help stay healthy, active and energetic.’ But is this really the case? Ensure Clear provides 180 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 17 essential vitamins and minerals per serving.

New Services You Don’t Want to Miss!

New Services: Meal Planning, Kitchen Cleanse, Grocery Tours and Diet analysis

Meal Planning

How many of the following statements apply to you or someone you know:

  • Do you lead a busy lifestyle and just don’t have the time to plan meals?
  • Are you opting for take-out and restaurants more than you’d like?

Is Adrenal Fatigue ruining your life?

Is Adrenal Fatigue ruining your life?

Adrenal fatigue is largely the result of mental, physical and emotional stress – and it is an invisible epidemic. The most important thing that no one is telling you is that your exhaustion and lack of focus and mental clarity may very well be adrenal fatigue, a condition that is fast becoming an epidemic in this country,

Is your body a toxic wasteland? – Part 1 by Dr. Chris

Is your body a toxic wasteland? – Part 1

When comparing our modern-day lives with those of our grandparents, it is clear that our environment has changed greatly. Not just the natural world, but in our day-to-day lives as well. We are exponentially exposed to more chemicals, toxins, and different forms of radiation than the generations before us.

Poems by Dr. Chris

Connections 

People busy in their lives
Talkin’ on their cell phones
Walking by without catching anyone’s eye
Missing the chance to connect
Really connect
Through the eyes of another soul
Because they are so focused on the goal

Of achieving, closing the deal, climbing, getting somewhere
That we forget being here
We ignore the human being walking by
Without even batting an eye

That person you passed
Could be dealing with pain
Carrying cement in their soul
The weight of which is crushing them
What would a smile from a stranger mean?

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