Dr. Laura M. Brown, ND's Latest Posts

Dr. Laura: Can Fasting Heal Auto Immune Disease?

Fasting is known to initiate cellular clean-up, reduce inflammation, heal leaky gut and reset the immune system. What better formula could we ask for when it comes to autoimmune disease? Can Fasting Really Help AutoImmune Suffering? After a recent talk at Goodness Me! I did on the safety of fasting, I was left with more […]

| November 15th 2018

Dr. Laura: Cough and Cold Relief, Naturally.

Naturopathic medicine offers much in line with cough and cold relief. The common cold and sinusitis are classic respiratory tract illnesses. Respiratory Tract The respiratory tract can be affected by many different cold viruses which  cause coughs due to inflammation, pain, and irritating mucous. The typical respiratory virus lasts 7-10 days. Prevention wash hands avoid cross […]

| November 14th 2018

Dr. Laura: Why Estrogen Makes You Stressed

How estrogen impacts stress High levels of estrogen might increase your levels of stress. It clogs up the detoxification pathways and leaves neurochemicals in the body for too long. A build up of neurochemicals can make a person angry, irritable, anxious or exhibit compulsive symptoms. The detoxification processes affected by high levels of estrogen: Methylation […]

| October 30th 2018

Comprehensive Food Sensitivity Testing in Guelph

Food Sensitivities Electro Dermal Screening (EDS) Food Sensitivity Testing is done in-house at Forward Health, at anytime Dr. Laura is available.  Please call reception to book your appointment for testing and follow-up today. If you are a new patient, Dr. Laura will need to see you first to evaluate the specifics of your individualized testing profile. […]

| October 2nd 2018

Dr. Laura: Epstein Barr Virus Linked to Several AutoImmune Diseases

The Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) we know mostly as “mono” yields connections to several autoimmune diseases. Who Gets EBV? More than 90% of the world’s population is infected with EBV. The age of contraction varies and for many it lays dormant for years. Like other human herpes forms of virus (EBV is HHV4), it reactivates […]

| September 19th 2018

Dr. Laura: How does your thyroid function?

Feeling tired, loosing hair, bring fog, brittle nails, constipated,  periods heavy and cholesterol rising? Perhaps your thyroid is to blame. What does thyroid hormone do? Thyroid hormone keeps: our metabolism humming hair and skin smooth and silky muscles and tendons well lubricated mood bright digestion moving along brain firing on al cylinders LDL cholesterol at […]

| September 13th 2018

Dr. Laura: Is Fasting Safe?

Fasting is part of the human existence for thousands of years. As you will learn in this article, not only is it safe, it has numerous health benefits. What is fasting? There are many ways people approach a fast. It is simply a period of not eating. It may be done weekly until you reach […]

| August 22nd 2018

Dr. Laura: Ear Wax Facts

Earwax, (medically known as cerumen auris) is a protective normal secretion from a skin gland in the external ear canal. Some people make more earwax than others. Certain habits or careers may put an individual more at risk for earwax impaction.   Do you wear earphones, earplugs hearing aids or use Q-tips? Do you have […]

| August 15th 2018

Dr. Laura: Long Term Effects of Cortisol and Stress

Cortisol is released in a daily rhythm, but also in response to stress. Ever wonder what are the long term effects of cortisol (stress) in the body? picture from  philosophytalk.org Long term danger can be perceived in the form of anything that takes away our freedom, feeling unloved, feelings of insecurity, projecting into the future […]

| August 2nd 2018

Dr. Laura shares: Gluten exposure common in Celiac patients

Even on Gluten-Free Diet, Harmful Exposures May Be Common By Anne Harding March 22, 2018 (Reuters Health) – Carefully following a gluten-free diet might not protect people with celiac disease from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, new findings suggest. “Individuals who are on a gluten free diet are consuming more gluten than we actually imagined. […]

| July 23rd 2018