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

Dr. Laura: Dairy and hormone based cancers

There are mixed reviews on dairy consumption in hormone based cancers.  Fortunate for Canadians, their milk supply is protected from added hormones, where the US supply is not. If you go for organic, is it better? Organic dairy is GMO-free which should technically then be free of hormone mimickers like organophosphate and glyphosate. Is this […]

| March 21st 2019

Dr. Laura: Drugs that affect the microbiome

Drugs are one of the major factors that affect the microbiome. The impacts vary depending on the drug and duration of treatment. The environment, food, stress and drugs  all contribute to changes in the microbiome. This is why it is important to recognize and address any contributors that cause troubles. Clinical intake and tests flushes out root causes and […]

| March 5th 2019

Dr. Laura: Dangers of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton Pump Inhibitors, or PPI’s may help gastrointestinal reflux (GERD) in the short term, but they increase risk of many long term negative effects. Long Term Side Effects of PPIs When proton pump inhibitors are taken for an extended length of time, they can ™cause a shift in the gut microbiome that –increases risks for: –gut infections, like small […]

| February 21st 2019

Dr. Laura: Why do processed foods get such a bad wrap?

Advanced Glycated End products AGES– Advanced Glycated End products area product of food processing. AGEs appear to stimulate chronic low-grade inflammation and promote oxidative stress and affect the pancreatic beta cell function leading to the development of insulin resistance. Stop AGE diets in animal models and diabetes stops. Bad Fats Fats– Not all are created equal! Processed […]

| February 13th 2019

Dr. Laura: Boost your energy

The energy powerhouses of cells are called mitochondria. These tiny organelles are derived solely from our mother’s DNA and are reposible for generating the energy our bodies need to run. Mity Mitochondria Make up about 10% of our body weight 200-2000 per body cell relies on the fats, carbohydrates and proteins we eat loves to […]

| February 11th 2019

Dr. Laura on Potassium Levels

Potassium is a mineral that dissolves in water and carries and electrical charge. Easy to see how it can act as an electrolyte. Nerve, muscle, and heart function all depend on the appropriate level of potassium.It is absorbed in the small intestine and excreted mostly in the urine, and some in the sweat and stool. The […]

| February 4th 2019

Dr. Laura: 5 ways to strengthen your immune system

Immune system need a boost? Support it with one or a combination of these top five natural ways. A strong immune system means less colds and flu, especially through this winter and early spring season. As a start, be sure to wash your hands regularly with soap and water keep indoor humidity around 45-50%. Then, visit […]

| January 22nd 2019

Dr. Laura on Mould and Indoor Air Quality

Mould is very important factor in indoor air quality. If you are chronically ill and can’t seem to shake it, test the places you spend time. Mould Related Health Issues nasal stuffiness throat irritation coughing or wheezing eye irritation skin irritation The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention  is firm about the removal of any […]

| December 4th 2018

Dr. Laura on Detoxification

Detoxification is a continual process. This happens at a cellular level throughout the body especially in the liver, kidney, lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract and emotions. Cellular toxins When a cell encounters a toxin, be it too much sugar or alcohol, pesticides, BPA, lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, chemical flame retardants, phthalates, viruses, bacteria, fungi or […]

| December 4th 2018

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