Category Archives: Diet & Nutrition

Following a Gluten-Free Diet

Why Gluten-Free? The incidence of Gluten intolerance (Celiac Disease) and Gluten-sensitivity is on the rise. Celiac Disease (a genetic, auto-immune gluten allergy) is only one type of gluten intolerance. As Naturopathic Physicians, we would like to argue that many of … Continue reading

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Super Juices: Should You Drink Them?

I’m sure you all have been hearing the buzz about the amazing healing properties of fruit juices from around the world. These nutrient dense products have been touted to do anything from cure cancer to improve libido. We wanted to … Continue reading

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How To Survive Allergy Season

Whether we like it or not, allergy season is upon us! I would like to offer some simple suggestions for helping to calm the allergic response so that you may enjoy the beauty of the season, rather than seeing it … Continue reading

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Understanding Intestinal Permeability or ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’

This month Dr. Bowen helps us understand Intestinal Permeability aka Leaky Gut.Intestinal health is key to leading a healthy and pain-free existence. The intestines are comprised of semi-permeable barriers that determine which nutrients get absorbed into the bloodstream and which … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating 101

When people tell me that they have a “healthy diet” I have come to realize that this means very different things for different people. I have decided to use this monthly newsletter to outline some good (yet practical) guidelines for … Continue reading

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Oils: The Good, The Bad and The Essential

The news is rife with talk of trans-fats, monounsaturated fats, which fats to eat, which to avoid, etc… My goal this month is to provide some clarity about oils. Which are therapeutic and why, and which sources are the right … Continue reading

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Listen To Your Gut: addressing digestive health

Dr. Bowen discusses The Importance of Good Digestion In order to absorb all of the nutrients from the food we consume, our digestion must be optimal. If absorption or any step along the way in normal digestion is compromised, we can … Continue reading

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A New Shape for a New Year: The Lifestyle Rectangle

This month Dr. Bowen introduces the “Lifestyle Rectangle”, a new Holistic approach to wellness. I keep hoping that someone else will rise up to crush the suggestions proffered by the food pyramid that the US Department of Agriculture Publishes every … Continue reading

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