Welcome to The Dempster Clinic’s blog centered around healthy living and lifestyle with articles ranging from 5 Superfoods For Gut Health to mental health.

Top 5 Supplements for Men to Survive the Holiday Season

All right gentlemen, with the moustache month of November (Men’s Health month) upon us once again.  This “Top 5 Supplements for Men” is for you…

With holiday season right around the corner, it is a time for relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends. Simultaneously, holidays often bring on added stressors for your body to deal with such as indulging in a more sweets, having a few cocktails, less sleep, or just the added stress of hanging out with your in-laws! I kid, of course…

While I’m all for enjoying the celebrations of life, too much of these things can increase our susceptibility to illness and wear our us down (ever wonder why the cold and flu season starts around this time of year? Hint, it has nothing to do with cold temperatures…).

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Top 5 Daily Detox Tips (That Work!) For Better Health

I love to learn, so daily detox tips naturally fuels my curiosity for fun research.

Hence, why after 8 years of naturopathic medical education, I decided to further my training and entered into a fellowship in Anti-aging, Regenerative, and Functional medicine. As a result, I became one of a few ND’s in North America board certified in this field, and recently spent a weekend at Harvard Medical School working with some of the brightest and most progressive doctors in the business. What an inspiring few days!

Many of our conversations focused on the concept of aging, what we can do to support and ultimately slow down this process. Traditionally, when most people think of ‘anti-aging’, images of Botox injections, tummy tucks and facelifts often came to mind. While this may appeal to some, I am from the camp that cutting edge anti-aging medicine focuses much more on the cellular and genetic level, where all degenerative processes begin, rather than just focusing skin deep. What we surround our cells with has a direct effect all the way down to our genetic core. This, as you can imagine, not only impacts and how WE look, feel, and behave – but can also significantly impact the health of our children.

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Top 5 Worst Foods for Pain in Your Joints and Muscles

Pain is the most commonly treated condition by doctors today. We ALL know someone who suffers from a chronic pain condition, many of us likely experiencing it currently or have at some in our lives. In fact, pain killer prescriptions are currently the most frequently prescribed medication – and there does not appear to be any sign of this trend slowing. Yet, most people continue to eat the worst foods for pain.

While many people associate musculoskeletal pain with Arthritis primarily, there are literally dozens of diagnoses that can result in joint and muscle pain. To put it simply, pain = inflammation. Much like a campfire needs fuel to burn, so do inflammatory processes in our body. The real question is what causes inflammation?

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Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired? Time To Hit the Juice.

Caffeine-addicts beware: there may come a day when your search for a nearby coffee shop lands you in the increasingly popular phenomenon known as the “juice bar.”

Colorful juice drinks, containing everything from kale, spinach, beets to wheatgrass, have got more and more people saying goodbye to hot java and hello to liquid vegetables and fruit. Juicing is rapidly becoming a way of life.

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Is Hidden Yeast In Food Making You Sick?

When I meet with a new patient for the first time I always ask myself; “What is the root cause(s) of their condition?”  I treat a wide variety of patients who each present with a unique medical history and a corresponding set of symptoms as a result.  Could it be hidden yeast in food making my patients sick? While many have previously been diagnosed with a specific disease or illness, it is the underlying factors for each unique case that are most important when determining any treatment program.

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