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

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

Male Infertility: A Step-Wise Approach

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By: Dr. Colin O’Brien ND, Medical Director, Cyto-Matrix Up to 50% of male infertility cases have no clear cause and sperm counts continue to dwindle.[1] Yet, countless research studies have uncovered environment factors that may contribute to male infertility through their negative impact on sperm parameters. This means that there are also countless treatment avenues to explore with our male fertility patients. … Read More

Lesser-Known and Broad-Reaching Effects of Iron Deficiency

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By: Dr. Colin O’Brien ND, Medical Director, Cyto-Matrix Every healthcare practitioner should be able to rhyme off the keynote symptoms of iron-deficiency: fatigue, weakness, dizziness and pallor (pale skin) probably come to mind first. This makes sense given that iron is the most commonly deficient nutrient in the world and a concern often seen in private practice. But the implications of suboptimal … Read More

Rhodiola: Root Yourself for Back to School and Work!

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By: Dr. Colin O’Brien ND, Ontario Regional Manager, Cyto-Matrix Summer has once again come and gone and it’s time to get back into a solid routine. Whether you’re a parent with toddlers headed back to school, a graduate student or just an everyday worker going back into the office after some vacation time, we all could use a little extra … Read More

Clinical Feedback from 2 years of Bio-Ferra prescribing

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By: Dr. Andrew Krause ND CSCS CISSN, Ontario Regional Manager, Cyto-Matrix One of my favourite parts of my role with Cyto-Matrix is how often I get to see colleagues at their clinics, and hear about their clinical successes in practice. One product that has been getting particular mention in meetings over the past few months is Bio-Ferra. Bio-Ferra is a … Read More