Infertility Blog – Natural Solutions

Jun 8th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, Infertility, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Infertility Blog – Natural Solutions

Both men and women who are having difficulties with infertility are looking for natural solutions. Naturopathic care and whole food supplements are a proven method to either work alone, or alongside conventional medical approaches to treating infertility. I’ve chosen to write this infertility blog to help educate couples about the efficacy of detoxifying the body preconception, and also giving the mom and dad the proper nutrients before conception to increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Cleansing and detoxification are a must before conception to increase the chances of becoming pregnant, but more importantly, to increase the health of the coming baby. Toxins can be stored in both partners for years and have a negative effect on the health of the egg and sperm. DNA changes occur in the presence of toxins and need to be eliminated before conception. When the mom is pregnant, the baby acts as a sponge and takes all the toxins to be processed through its brand new liver, kidneys and digestive tract.

I usually encourage patients to detoxify for at least 3 months, both partners, prior to conception if possible. The product I use with great success is my own formulation, VitaDetox. The revolutionary product helps detoxify the liver, kidneys, lungs, skin, digestive tract, lymphatic system and blood. The dosage is 2 capsules, twice per day, on an empty stomach.

Acupuncture for fertility is very helpful at balancing the CHI, or energy in the body. It helps to allow for healthy conception and pregnancy and minimizes the chances of miscarriage. Acupuncture for the mom to be helps to balance the hormones and relaxes the nervous system.

Whole Food Vitamins
Vitamin and mineral status of parents to be is very important when trying to conceive. I have found nutritional deficiencies in a large number of patients who have difficulty with infertility. I always recommend whole food vitamins to correct the deficiency. Whole food vitamins like VitaFruits and VitaVeggies are made directly from nature’s best nutrients, without any synthetic vitamins or minerals as most other supplements on the market contain. Whole food vitamins are important for fertility to supply the anti-oxidants, phytonutrients and vitamins and minerals needed from a whole food source.

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Beauty Benefits of Vitamin D

Mar 26th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Beauty Benefits of Vitamin D
Best Absorbed Vitamin D

Best Absorbed Vitamin D

Vitamin D3 is an essential nutrient that most people who live in temperate climates are deficient in due to the lack of sunshine and skin exposure to the sun’s rays. The sun’s UVB rays are responsible for creating vitamin D3 in our body, through the interaction with cholesterol. It is important to note that we require Vitamin D3 as a potent anti-oxidant and cancer preventative! Yes, that’s right, we need Vitamin D3 to prevent cancer, even though we’ve been taught through the media that the sun is harmful and causes skin cancer. I believe we should all get some healthy sun exposure, in the summer months to improve our Vitamin D levels. This means exposing our arms and legs to the sun, for at least 15 minutes, 4-6 days per week, between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. If you live closer to the equator, you naturally have more exposure to the sun than someone like me, who lives in Canada and has many cold winter months, without sunshine. If you are able to travel to a warmer climate in the winter months to get some natural sun exposure, this is fantastic.
The beauty benefits of Vitamin D3 are surprising. Vitamin D3 helps improve skin tone and texture, “Having sufficient vitamin D in the skin helps minimize acne, boost elasticity, stimulates collagen production, enhances radiance, and lessen lines and the appearance of dark spots, he says.” Dr. Dennis Gross, board certified NYC dermatologist.
Recent medical news has shown that Vitamin D3 is best produced and absorbed into the skin after 48 hours post sun exposure. It is recommended that once you have had your sunbathing session, you should avoid washing your skin with soap for the next 2 days as this will wash away much of the Vitamin D3 your body has produced in the sebum of your skin cells. I would suggest you not wash your arms and legs perhaps, but do wash your other parts with soap, to avoid body odor and bacterial multiplication.
For those people who simply cannot get enough sunshine, I recommend a Vitamin D3 supplement, like VitaTree Vitamin D3. This unique formulation of Vitamin D3 is made from lanolin, the oil secreted by sheep’s wool. This is the next best way to get your Vitamin D, and in the right form being D3, cholecalciferol. Vitamin D2, ergocalciferol, is the Vitamin D supplemented in most food sources and has very little absorption as compared to D3.
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Home Remedies to Detoxify the Liver

Mar 15th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | 1 Comment »

Squeezing fresh lemon in water and drinking it throughout the day is a great way to detoxify the liver. Lemons contain d-limonene, and mormolin, which are compounds that induce Phase 2 detoxification in the liver, especially glucuronidation and glutathione conjugation. Use 1/4 to 1/2 a lemon in 8 oz. of water.

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Stress and High Blood Pressure

Mar 12th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Stress and High Blood Pressure

Stress is the most common cause for high blood pressure that I have seen in my naturopathic practice over the past 14 years. Stress may on its own be a risk factor for high blood pressure, or it may be that high levels of stress make some of the other risk factors like high blood pressure or high cholesterol worse. For example, if you are under stress, your blood pressure may go up, you may overeat, you might exercise less, and you may be more tempted to smoke.

Elevated levels of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol over time can lead to an increased risk of high blood pressure. Studies have also linked stress to changes in blood clotting, which increases the risk of heart attack.

I always say we all have stress, it’s how we handle it that makes the difference for our health. Stress reduction techniques like yoga, deep breathing exercises and meditation are always helpful. However, not everyone finds time to add these healthy lifestyle changes into their daily routines.

I developed VitaTree Stress and Sleep Formula for people with chronic stress and anxiety issues. The formula is all natural and helps relieve the symptoms associated with stress, high blood pressure being one of them.

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Whole Food Hair, Skin and Nails Formula from VitaTree

Jan 25th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Whole Food Hair, Skin and Nails Formula from VitaTree

VitaTree Hair, Skin and Nails Formula is the only whole food supplement for beautiful hair, skin and nails that does not contain any synthetic nutrients or fillers. It is designed to support and encourage the growth and retain the integrity of collagen fibres. This then translates into firmer and more luminous skin, strong and healthy hair and nails. With VitaTree Hair, Skin and Nails formula, you don’t need to worry about any of the negative side effects from synthetic vitamins or minerals. Our nutrients are all 100% naturally sourced and then encapsulated.

Take 1 capsule, 2 times a day for the best results. For more info visit

Toxic Heavy Metals in Toys Recalled

Jan 18th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Toxic Heavy Metals in Toys Recalled

High levels of Barium, a toxic heavy metal were found in a number of tricycles, wagons and wheelbarrows for children sold by John Deere and Case. Health Canada has recalled these items, manufactured in China and coated with barium. The toys were sold in Canada between September 2010 and January 2012.

Barium is toxic to humans and can cause symptoms of nausea, vomitting, muscle weakness, changes in nervous system function and heart abnormalities.

If you think your child has been exposed, there are natural ways to detoxify heavy metals from the body. I created the supplement VitaDetox to help with the heavy metal burden that so many North Americans face due to our toxic environment.

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For a full list of toys affected, see the link here

Good Health is a Choice

Jan 10th, 2012 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Good Health is a Choice

Good health doesn’t come to some by accident. Acquiring and maintaining good health requires a conscious effort throughout one’s lifetime. Good health is our right of passage, unfortunately, we often mess it up. We stress, eat the wrong things, neglect exercise and stretching, breathe polluted air, drink contaminated water, hold grudges, curse with roadrage, smoke, etc., and still expect to be healthy? The healthiest people I have seen in my practise, who have made it well into their 80’s, have done so with a daily effort to be healthy. It is often at the top of their priority list-GOOD HEALTH! My mom, who died of cancer at the age of 50, always said in her younger years, “if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.” I truly believe that if we choose to be healthy in body, mind and spirit, we can do so. But it is a choice, and it does take work. We need to be kind to our bodies and listen. The symptoms that our body is out of balance need to be paid attention to, and our routines need to adjust in order to become healthy again.

The question of supplementation always comes up. Do we need to supplement or not? Is a healthy diet, with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables enough? In my opinion, we do need to supplement with whole food vitamins. Our soils have become depleted and supplementation can help fill in the gaps in our diets.

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Naturopathy Has Become Not So Natural

Dec 14th, 2011 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Naturopathy Has Become Not So Natural

It’s funny, the first thing you think about when you hear the word naturopathy is natural, right? You think about natural healing using natural products with all-natural ingredients. Unfortunately, most people don’t know that what most naturopathic doctors prescribe to their patients is not natural at all! Most vitamins used by naturopaths are synthetic! They are chemical derivatives of vitamins and minerals, but not in the least bit natural. Synthetic vitamins have serious health consequences and do not, in my opinion, have any place in a naturopathic practice.

Vitamins should always be whole food vitamins, made from fruits, vegetables and herbs. Synthetically made vitamins, whether they are B Vitamins, multivitamins, Vitamin C, E, and so on, can be potientially toxic and even cancer causing. The American Cancer Society Website States:

“Only a few randomized clinical trials of B vitamin supplements have been done. Most of these studies reported that supplements did not reduce cancer risk. In one recent study, people given folate and vitamin B6 supplements were more likely to develop and die of cancer than people taking a placebo pill. It is still unclear whether taking in more B vitamins will help protect against cancer or increase cancer risk.”

The truth is that synthetic vitamins have not been tested and proven safe over longterm use. Sadly, most people who take vitamins, do take them for a long period of time. Unknowingly, they may be taking something that is doing more harm than good. Remember, the body recognizes and digests and absorbs the DNA in food.

I suggest a whole food vitamin and that is why I formulated VitaFruits and VitaVeggies. All the products at VitaTree Nutritionals are made from whole food sources! No synthetic vitamins and no fillers. For more info and to order visit

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Longterm Easy Weight Loss-Detoxification

Dec 5th, 2011 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, health, Uncategorized, weight loss, women's health | Comments Off on Longterm Easy Weight Loss-Detoxification

The battle to lose weight is for some men and women, a lifelong challenge. I have counseled many of my patients on how to lose weight effectively, with longterm results and not just a quick fix. Weight loss is a lifelong commitment to taking care of your mind, body and spirit in a healthy way, that then translates into a lean, firm physical body. It is not easy by any means, and requires self-control, discipline and a desire to get and then remain healthy.

With all of those factors in place, I have still seen a number of patients who continued to have difficulties losing weight. I found over the years, that there was a missing link for so many of my patients who diligently worked out and watched their diets. It was TOXICITY. I learned way back in naturopathic college that the body holds onto extra water and fat to dilute the toxins that have accumulated from the exposure either in environment, water and foods. We are all exposed to numerous toxins on a daily basis, some of which we are aware, and many are hidden.

The best way to detoxify is to make sure all the organs are addressed during the detox process. When a detox is not done effectively, and all the organs are not addressed, this can lend itself to the toxins being diverted to another place or organ, that does not have the capability of excreting. This can be even more dangerous than not doing the detox in the first place. I formulated VitaDetox with all this in mind. VitaDetox helps detoxify all the organs of detoxification, plus the blood and lymphatic system. It’s so easy, and all in one capsule. For more info visit

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Toxicity- A Cause of Disease

Dec 2nd, 2011 Posted in alternative medicine, Detoxification, Digestive blogs, health, Nutrition, Uncategorized, vitamins, weight loss, Whole food vitamins, women's health | Comments Off on Toxicity- A Cause of Disease

Most diseases are caused by toxicity, be it physical, emotional or spiritual. When toxins are not effectively removed and excreted from the body, they linger and can disrupt the chemistry of the internal environment of the cells. For example, if you get a splinter in your hand and do not remove it promptly, the body will attempt to drive it out. The area around the splinter will become inflamed and the immune system will be activated because an invader has entered the system. White blood cells will act to clear up the debris caused by the splinter. In time, pus will form and the splinter will come out as an eruption, or will dissolve altogether. The skin will heal as if nothing ever happened. However, if the immune system is weak, the normal processes described above may not happen effectively. This may lead to a more serious infection, involving the lymph nodes and causing more disruption of the entire organism. If this is true for a tiny splinter, think how our bodies may not be up to the challenge when under prolonged stress. Stress depletes our immune systems and when faced with more serious toxins, our bodies are not always able to clear them out, leading to disease.

When you experience symptoms of any kind in your body, it is an indication that something has gone wrong. I call symptoms red flags that indicate a disruption in the normal functioning of the body, mind or spirit. Unfortunately, we often overlook or ignore symptoms for a long time before we have them checked out by a doctor. Many of us have a fear of developing a disease that keeps us in denial about our symptoms. Others are just so out of touch with their bodies that they literally need to be knocked over the head or in a car accident to force them to take a look at their health. The other extreme includes those who are hypochondriacal and regard every twinge or pain in their bodies as a disease of some sort. To what I am referring as a real symptom is something that occurs frequently and repeats in quality of discomfort or peculiarity. For instance, a twinge of pain felt once in the right temple, for 2 seconds, that is not due to a blow in the head or another cause would not be a symptom. But a recurring headache over the right temple that happens when someone is hungry and hasn’t eaten for 4 hours would be a symptom.

A naturopathic doctor regards symptoms differently than other medical professionals. A naturopath gives weight to all symptoms, no matter how remote or unrelated they may seem. Naturopaths who practise homeopathy, ask weird and wonderful questions of their patients, ranging from ‘what position do you sleep in?’ to ‘what are your fears or phobias?’ All symptoms in homeopathy form a picture. The goal of the homeopathic prescriber is to match the patient’s symptoms as closely as possible to that of the remedies.

“Dis-ease” means a lack of ease in the body. We should avoid labelling and judging people based on the disease with which they have been diagnosed. It is so easy even for patients to label themselves that they are “a cancer patient” or “an arthritis sufferer.”

However, allopathic medical classifications of disease are necessary to group similar toxicity patterns in individuals in order to treat them with the correct drugs or protocols. Naturopathic medicine differs somewhat from this in that naturopathic doctors treat patients as individuals with a variety of symptoms of toxicity, rather than just people with diseases. I can have ten patients who have all been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, yet their symptoms, manifestation of the toxicity and my treatment protocol will differ for each woman.

In practice, I have noted patterns of personality traits that match other patients with the same disease process. There are always some exceptions but for the most part the mental picture of some types of diseases are strikingly similar. For example, I notice a pattern in all cancer patients that somewhere in their psyche, they believe that they should take care of others before they take care of themselves. Cancer patients often have many fears and actually fear cancer long before they develop it.

Only thirty percent of disease manifestation is genetic. This means that there must be seventy percent of other factors that lend to either developing a disease or not. Most of this seventy percent relates to diet, lifestyle, mental/emotional and spiritual health. Many diseases are passed down the family tree because the family mind-set or emotional baggage is also passed down as well as dietary and lifestyle habits. The best thing you can do for yourself and your health is to be the black sheep in the family. This means eating differently and living a more healthful lifestyle with less exposure to toxins. Most importantly, it is essential to your health to let go of the emotional patterns that repeat in your family. If you think like your parents do, it is quite likely you will develop the same problems they did. I also believe that you are more likely to manifest a disease if you know it well enough and have learned all about its symptoms from seeing its effects on a loved one. It’s as if the disease or ailment leaves an imprint in your being or energy field that can be manifested at any time.

Detoxification is a natural approach to both treating and preventing disease. Whole food supplements like VitaDetox from VitaTree Nutritionals is a comprehensive detox formula that helps to cleanse all of the internal organs. For more info on detoxification of body mind and spirit read my book, The Healthy Millionaire.

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