A Focus on DT-Matrix

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By: Dr. Raza Shah ND, Clinical Director at St. Jacobs Naturopathic Clinic in St. Jacobs, ON Since the inception of this product more than ten years ago, DT-Matrix has been a staple in my practice. Both its diuretic and hepatoprotective properties have allowed it to be one of the top recommended products in my dispensary. As a part of weight … Read More

Why Use L-Theanine in Your Practice?

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By: Dr. Colin O’Brien ND, Medical Director, Cyto-Matrix   Why Use L-Theanine in Your Practice? Many practitioners have their ‘favourite’ nutrient or herbal treatment for patients who present with high stress levels, anxiety or difficulty falling asleep. Indeed, there are many great options that can positively address all three of these interconnected concerns. A few favourites include GABA, 5-HTP, inositol, lavender, and, … Read More

A Focus on Bio-Ferra

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By: Dr. Olinca Trejo ND, Doctor’s Naturae, Burlington ON Bio-Ferra is one of my favourite iron supplements for a number of reasons. Firstly, it has a great green apple taste, which significantly increases patient compliance. The liquid form also makes it quite easy to titrate the dose and adjust it for different patient populations (which is especially helpful if multiple … Read More

Targeting the Mighty Mitochondria in Clinical Practice

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By: Dr. Colin O’Brien ND, Medical Director, Cyto-Matrix The role of mitochondrial dysfunction in chronic and degenerative diseases is becoming more and more evident. Although the basic function of the mitochondria is to create cellular energy and remove waste byproducts, these are complex tasks with countless areas of potential error. If problems exist in the mitochondria, your patient’s symptoms will reflect this. … Read More

Vitamin K2: An Unsung Hero for Cardiovascular Health

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By: Dr. Colin O’Brien ND, Medical Director, Cyto-Matrix For years now, we have heard about the seemingly endless benefits of vitamin D3. Indeed, vitamin D3 deserves a lot of this attention because of its role in up-regulating calcium absorption, proper immune function, mood health, cardiovascular function, skin health, gene expression and more. But now that the message is out about vitamin D3, … Read More

Lesser Known Interventions for Reducing Food and Sugar Cravings

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By: Dr. Colin O’Brien ND, Medical Director, Cyto-Matrix The holidays are just around the corner and festive gatherings are in full swing: work parties, social outings and a sharp rise in baked goods all come together to make our personal health goals and the goals of our patients that much more difficult! An online search for ways to curb these cravings will … Read More

Beyond Sleep: The Surprising Benefits of Melatonin

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Did you know that melatonin can help improve various aspects of your sleep? Well, of course you did. Anyone with a basic understanding of human physiology and the natural health industry knows that melatonin and sleep go hand-in-hand. But I would argue that very few people realize the wide-reaching effects of melatonin to impact, say, digestion, skin health and inflammation. … Read More

An Orthomolecular Approach to Mental Health

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By: Dr. Colin O’Brien ND, Medical Director, Cyto-Matrix Depression and anxiety are conditions that affect us all, either personally or through the suffering of friends, family and patients.  While there are a seemingly endless number of factors to consider that are unique to each individual, one area that should always be addressed is nutritional status. Anecdotal evidence and clinical research has shown … Read More

Rethinking Protein Supplementation in your Practice

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By: Dr. Colin O’Brien ND, Medical Director, Cyto-Matrix It’s easy to think of protein supplementation when patients are concerned about athletic performance and muscle recovery. Of course, protein is extremely useful in these circumstances, yet the many other clinical indications often get overlooked. Protein is a macronutrient that should be considered as a foundational item in all of our treatment … Read More

The Role of Antioxidants in Sun Protection

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By: Dr. Colin O’Brien ND, Medical Director, Cyto-Matrix The sun is shining and summer is officially here! This is great news for many of us Canadians that find the winters to always be a bit too long…but it’s not so great for our skin health if we aren’t well prepared. Proper sunscreen application, skin coverage and avoidance of direct sun during peak … Read More