This essential vitamin reduces the risk of breast cancer

This essential vitamin reduces the risk of breast cancer

The most well researched supplement in the past 2-3 years might be vitamin D (and new research shows it may reduce the risk of breast cancer). Testing has become widespread, supplementation is recommended by major governing bodies (including Health Canada!) and has been adopted by the conventional system. With so much negative research coming out about vitamin E and calcium it is great to see a...
How reducing inflammation is a natural appetite suppressant

How reducing inflammation is a natural appetite suppressant

I love food and used to frequently overeat. I enjoyed the feeling of being extremely full after a delicious meal. Knowing that I could burn off the extra calories through exercise this pattern continued for many years with little regard for my long term health (Read on to discover why my appetite may have been so high and what I recommend as the best natural appetite suppressant). At the time I...
How to start a gentle liver detox

How to start a gentle liver detox

Liver detoxing is a common question I get after the holidays. Usually patients are well informed about the different types of cleansing and have experimented in the past. This article is meant to highlight my version of a gentle liver detox. This is a cleanse that can be done without a reduction in energy, increase in headaches, body aches, etc. My recommendations may be different than what is...
10 Steps to Reducing Bloating (& Feeling Lighter)

10 Steps to Reducing Bloating (& Feeling Lighter)

Bloating is the experience of a distended abdomen after meals or at random times throughout the day. The stomach can feel large, tight and sometimes painful. Reducing bloating is often easy when the cause is known. The benefits of reducing bloating are a general feeling of being lighter, a reduction in abdominal pain and gas can come to a halt.  The way I normally look at bloating in my practice...
Daily Weight Loss Teas That Work – Research Based Recommendations

Daily Weight Loss Teas That Work – Research Based Recommendations

We drink more beverages than anyone I know of. Each part of my daily routine has a beverage choice associated with it. Whether it be water, smoothie, coffee, espresso, tea (a daily weight loss tea!), red wine or vitamin C mix there isn’t a time of day I am not carrying a cup. My daily weight loss tea guide outlines the basics of choosing the right beverage at the right time. Each option in my...
Mindful eating – 5 Ways to make dinner time enjoyable and avoid overeating

Mindful eating – 5 Ways to make dinner time enjoyable and avoid overeating

Positive change doesn’t have to include major goal setting and doesn’t always need to be able restricting bad habits. Positive change can be simple. For most body transformation can be as simple as applying a mindful eating practice and consciously trying to avoid overeating. The discussion of benefits of a reduced calorie diet are very mainstream at the moment. I have personally been...
The bigger your biceps the longer you’ll live

The bigger your biceps the longer you’ll live

Prevention of heart disease is of the utmost importance for all of us. If we are looking to live long into our elder years without complication the best opportunity we have is through aggressive reduction of the risk of cardiovascular disease. This is the essential starting point in the quest to determine how to live longer. In the US 1 in every 4 deaths is due to heart disease. It is still the...
How belief, confidence and optimism can dramatically improve your health

How belief, confidence and optimism can dramatically improve your health

Belief, confidence and optimism has come easy for me. Preparedness and passion are all I have needed since I was young to generate confidence about a topic or in a situation. Historically outside of those situational examples I have been relatively lacking in confidence. In my past this has created a great amount of worry/fear which lead to anxiety (that I learned how to overcome and...
Not losing weight? Try drinking more water

Not losing weight? Try drinking more water

How much water do you drink each day? I ask every patient who works with me this question. Amy does the same for DAMY Members. Although a simple question, concept and action to take the benefits cannot be ignored. The fundamentals of holistic weight loss include proper diet and exercise, sleep, stress reduction and proper hydration. This means keeping fluids to mostly water and frequent enough...
What I learned in 2016 – Dr. Duizer Edition

What I learned in 2016 – Dr. Duizer Edition

The year 2016 was a strange year for most. I haven’t seen as much contempt for a year amongst my peer group in my entire life. The global events that have taken place have inspired, enraged, disappointed and enthralled but my most moving takeaways have come from our personal experiences. These will be mostly reminders for most of you as they were for me. Each is moving in its own right and will...

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