VISIT US: #202 – 101 KLAHANIE DRIVE, PORT MOODY, BC V3H 0C3

    • JUNE 26, 2012

    Does Soy Protect Against or Promote Cancer?

    By Dr. Sharon Gurm BSc, ND, Naturopathic Physician, Clinic Founder & Clinical Director

    Conflicting evidence over the years makes it difficult for one to know – should I consume soy or not? Having extensively reviewed most of the literature, the answer is: it really depends on the individual. Research has shown that women who consumed soy during their early years (adolescence and early adulthood) had a reduced risk of developing pre-menopausal hormone dependant cancers such as breast and ovarian cancer. This is likely due to the “phytoestrogenic” (plant estrogen) activity of soy. Soy isoflavones (namely, genistein and daidzein) bind to and weakly activate estrogen receptors (such as those present on tissue cells of bones, breasts and ovaries), which may displace some of the stronger estrogen that our bodies produce and that we get from environmental exposures and animal food consumption. Because of this action, less harmful estrogen activity during the earlier years of hormone activity exerts a beneficial and cancer-protective effect.

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    • JUNE 25, 2012

    Become a Breakfast Champion & Decrease Your Risk of Diabetes!

    Eating a Regular Breakfast Has More Health Benefits Than You May Have Thought! Nutritional guidelines have long recommended the need to eat breakfast but many of us may wonder how eating breakfast actually benefits our overall health in a measurable way. If…

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    • JUNE 8, 2012

    Are YOU Prepared to Recognize the Warning Signs of a Stroke?

    Considering that June is Stroke Awareness month, now is a great time to learn or remind yourself of the cardinal signs of stroke. A stroke occurs when the brain is deprived of adequate blood supply, causing brain cells to die within minutes. Quick thinking and…

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    • JUNE 8, 2012

    Coffee: To Drink or Not To Drink?

    From quaint café’s/patisseries of France, to the post-dinner coffee of the Greeks, and the venti-non-fat, extra foam, 152 degree vanilla latte of the Starbucks generation, coffee is, arguably, the most beloved drink in the universe…So why the negative rep?…

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