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 7 Ways To Reverse and Prevent Diabetes

November is Diabetes month in Canada. There are a variety of different types of diabetes, however Type 2 Diabetes is the most common affecting 90-95 percent of all diabetes cases. It is astoundingly estimated that almost 10% of the entire world population is diabetic(1), making it one of the biggest global health challenges today.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates an increasing trend towards younger and younger people developing diabetes, a trend that is very worrisome for future generations. If current demographic patterns continue, more than 592 million people will be affected with diabetes within a generation(2). Sadly, most diabetics find themselves clueless about how to reverse their condition – let alone prevent it in the first place. The bigger concern is that more than half of those with type 2 diabetes are NOT even aware they have diabetes(2).

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Suffer No More!

Most of us have heard of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS as it is affectionately known. In fact, many of you might actually be dealing with this stubborn and degrading condition as 1 in 5 people suffer from this annoying condition. You know if you have IBS, with its numerous symptoms including bloating or gas, distention, constipation, diarrhea, cramping, and most likely, running to the bathroom after you eat. It is also one that western medicine offers no permanent cure for.

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Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Mental Wellness

Whether we acknowledge it or not, healthcare as we know it is in the midst of radical change. More and more patients are demanding answers to the root cause(s) of their symptoms, not wanting merely a suppressive ‘band-aid’ approach. One major area of medicine that has patients, doctors and researchers scrambling for more answers is in the field of psychiatry. Research and awareness of psychiatric conditions have been making great strides as of late, but it has not always been the case. In fact for decades mental health conditions were marginalized to the medical sidelines without gaining much mainstream attention such as many other keynote health conditions facing us globally such as; cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. (more…)

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Top 5 Nutritional Tips to Decrease Your Risk of a Heart Attack

February is heart month – and it’s not because of Valentine’s Day. Rather, this is the month for spreading awareness for improving heart health in North America. This could not be a timelier task. Despite many advances in the field of cardiovascular medicine 1 in 3 deaths are still caused by heart attacks and/or stroke. Even more alarming is that the CDC states at least 1/3rd of these deaths are preventable due to diet and lifestyle. That is 220,000 preventable deaths in North America PER YEAR. Clearly, this is not a small number and an area that has a big window for improvement.
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