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

Dr. Laura: Signs of Blood Clot

Swelling, tenderness, redness in the legs, shortness of breath and or chest pain are all signs of a blood clot. This is an emergent condition and needs to be addressed immediately. To prevent a blood clot, there are plenty of natural remedies that will help. C-L-OT-S Awareness Campaign Spread the word on the CLOTS awareness […]

| May 15th 2019

Naturopathic Medicine Week

Root Cause Medicine Do you want to figure out the root cause of your problems? Need to remove obstacles to health and support the body’s natural mechanisms of healing? Naturopathic medicine might be a good choice for you. Look below for the oath we take as naturopathic doctors. Learn about some of the extras Dr. Laura […]

| May 13th 2019

Dr. Laura: What is Lymph?

Our lymphatic system is made of fluid from the intestines and our immune fighting cells. It is like the drainage, filter and sewer pipe for the body because it provides immune cell circulation and collects cellular waste. It includes the spleen, thymus, lymph nodes and lymph channels, MALT or mucosal associated lymphoid tissue, as well as the tonsils and […]

| May 9th 2019

Dr. Laura: Understand PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome, or PMS can come in a variety of patterns. A whirlwind of emotions, cravings and weight gain often come in tote with the monthly menstrual cycle. Better understand the impacts of the monthly swing in hormones and get the help you need to live a more balanced life. PMS-A: Anxiety Anxiety or irritability […]

| April 29th 2019

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