Is my metabolism slow?

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You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”.

You may be worried that your metabolism is slow.

Can this happen?  Why might metabolic rates slow down?

What is Metabolism?

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This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days.

You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean?

Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do.

Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay alive. And without this amazing biochemistry you would not be possible.

The Naturopathic Basics

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Sometimes we all need a little reminder about the simple things we can do to prevent illness and illuminate health. Here are what I like to call “The Basics.” I have to remind myself to do them every day!

Three Tips to Avoid Overeating at Meals!

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Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing.

And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance.

It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days.

But it doesn’t always stop there.

Sometimes we overeat on regular days. Or at regular meals. Or All. The. Time.

Here are three tips to avoid overeating at meals.

The Naturopathic Approach – No Duct Tape Needed!

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If the “Check Engine” warning light starts flashing on your car you have three options:

IGNORE IT AND HOPE IT FIXES ITSELF
But that light gets annoying after awhile…
COVER IT UP WITH DUCT TAPE
So you don’t see it.
GO SEE A MECHANIC
Find the cause of the problem and fix it!
With your car, you know the problem will only get worse if you don’t get it fixed soon and it may even cause more serious problems down the road, so you know the trip to the mechanic is the only sensible option.

Your body is the same way, when you start feeling ill, low energy, pain or other symptoms, that is your body’s “check engine” light telling you something is wrong and you have the same three options:

What can I do to prevent cancer?

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Almost everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with or died from cancer. There are many risk factors for cancer, some are modifiable (like diet and tobacco use) and others are not (like genetics). There is not one identifiable cause of cancer – instead it is a multi-factorial process.

Optimize your Emunctories!

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The emunctories are organs that help to eliminate. The primary emunctories are the liver, bowels, kidneys, lungs, skin and lymph. There are simple lifestyle choices that optimize the function of these organs and thus increase your body’s ability to eliminate what it does not need.