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

Dr. Laura’s Nut Cheese Recipe

Have you tried this? Dairy free, gluten free dreamy nut cheese. Made from raw cashews and nutritional yeast, herbs and spices, this is sure to be a holiday favourite. A few of my patients came in to me and asked if I had tried nut cheese. I hadn’t. Until this past weekend. It’s much like […]

| November 13th 2017

Dr. Laura: Is your thyroid to blame?

One in eight women will develop thyroid disease in her lifetime and 15 Million women have a dysfunction, but don’t even know it. Men can have issues too, although at a less rate than women. Environmental toxins are largely to blame for the rising rates of thyroid disease. Years ago, it was mostly iodine deficiency […]

| November 13th 2017

Dr. Laura: 6 Causes of Hip Pain

Slow to move, can’t get up out of the chair, or have pain or stiffness in the hip when walking?  You may have one of these six hip concerns. What causes pain in the hip? ™Bursitis Tendinitis ™Osteoarthritis ™Rheumatoid Arthritis  ™Ankylosing Spondylitis ™Systemic Lupus Erythematosus What can be done about hip pain? Bursitis: Bursae are […]

| October 4th 2017

Dr. Laura: Get the Full Hormone Picture

Do you suffer from fatigue, depression, anxiety, hot flashes, decreased libido, stress, acne, insomnia, weight gain, infertility, hair loss or unwanted hair? Get the full hormone picture with the Dried Urine Total Comprehensive Hormone (DUTCH) test. Seminar Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 10-11am Forward Health 951 Gordon St. Unit 8B Register Today: info@forwardhealth.ca We look forward […]

| September 11th 2017

Best Waffles Ever

Kale and collard greens, teff and eggs pack a punch of nutrition to start your day. With all the rainy weather this summer, there is an upside – lots of dark leafy greens. My son is doing his masters in agriculture at Guelph and his hobby garden in our back yard is my paradise. Dino […]

| August 10th 2017

Homemade Lime Sorbet

Light and refreshing homemade lime sorbet. Dairy free and gluten free. 1/2 c freshly squeezed lime juice 1 Tbsp grated lime peel 1 1/2c of hot water 6 Tbsp sugar 1 egg white, lightly beaten Combine juice and lime peel in medium bowl. Combine sugar into the hot water, stir to dissolve. Add sugar mixture […]

| July 10th 2017

Dr. Laura’s Electrolyte Replacement Recipes

Working out or exercising outdoors? Have you thought about an electrolyte replacement recipe? If you are active for more than an hour, replacing your electrolytes might help boost your performance, not to mention your health. Where to start First and foremost hydrate as your thirst indicates with fresh water. A reminder to use stainless steel […]

| June 13th 2017

Dr. Laura: Fibromyalgia helped by a gluten free diet

There is evidence of non-celiac gluten sensitivity in those suffering with fibromyalgia. Gluten Free Diet Part of Fibromyalgia Treatment Research shows those patients with fibromyalgia have remarkable improvement when on a gluten free diet. Other interventions can be additionally helpful, such as a lactose free diet and some basic supplementation to help correct any nutritional […]

| May 30th 2017

Dr. Laura: Probiotics to Treat Depression

Research strengthens the GUT-Brain axis connection; McMaster University find benefits of probiotics in cases of depression. Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, suggests a new study. Credit: © WrightStudio / Fotolia https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170523124119.htm Specific Strains Identified A number of patients come to me with a history of depression. Some may or may not be medicated at the […]

| May 29th 2017

Dr. Laura: Gluten and the Brain

 You don’t have to be celiac to be affected by gluten. In fact there are 6 fold more people negatively affected by gluten than those diagnosed with celiac disease. How Does Gluten Affect the Brain? Gluten consumption has been linked to inflammation and damage not only in the gastrointestinal tract, but also in the brain. […]

| May 26th 2017