GI Infections

There are a few underlying factors that can be present when gut health is compromised. One of the things we evaluate for at RestorMedicine is various infections that affect the gut. These can be parasitic, bacterial or yeast-related. Parasitic infections More common that one would imagine, intestinal parasites are a major cause of GI problems. When people think of intestinal parasites, sometimes they think of severe diarrhea coupled with malabsorption and weight loss. But this is often not the clinical […]
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Detoxification at RestorMedicine

Introducing the RestorDetoxification Program   After months of careful formulation and design, we are pleased to introduce the RestorDetoxification Program. Whether you just need a spring clean to boost your energy or shed a few pounds, or you are suffering from a chronic illness that taxes all your body’s systems, a detoxification program can be a powerful tool to boost your health. Our bodies, although perfect in design, were never designed for what they are subjected to today. We live […]
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HCG Boost Diet

Give your system a boost for the New Year! Many people go into the New Year a few pounds heavier after the holiday season, but with new resolve to improve their health, balance their weight, and shed those extra pounds that were there before the holidays ever began. There are several options for addressing this. One option, and certainly a sensible one, is to increase exercise, cut back on the alcohol, reduce carbohydrate intake and focus on lean proteins and […]
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Natural Solutions for Eating and Dieting Disorders

Whether you are a self-confessed compulsive eater, a compulsive dieter or have been diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, getting your eating habits back in balance and your body functioning optimally again is no easy task.  Certainly, any type of disordered eating pattern usually has a psychological component that must be addressed.  But there is also a strong physiological and biochemical component that is overlooked in many medical circles.  The cause and effect aspect of some […]
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NeurOptimal Neurofeedback: update and summer special

NeurOptimal neurofeedback is an amazing therapy with benefits for autistic-spectrum disorders, ADHD, Lyme disease, depression, anxiety and eating disorders to name just a few.  We have had a wide array of people doing sessions over the past year, with varying diagnoses, and the results have been impressive. Improved sleep, more positive emotional state, improved memory & cognitive function, and better ability to focus and concentrate are among the top benefits. Here are what some of our patients have experienced so […]
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Eating Disorder Testing

The following lab tests are examples of those used by Dr. Nicola to ascertain the underlying stressors that may be contributing to an eating disorder or that may be the result of an eating disorder. The amount of testing required will depend on the individual. At times, Dr. Nicola may only need to do one or two tests; at other times a more comprehensive work-up may be indicated. Foundational Health Program (BioHealth Diagnostics) – markers for protein digestion, liver detoxification […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Eating Disorders

The line between eating disorders, compulsive eating, food addiction and mood disorders is blurred, but many of us fall somewhere along the continuum. Whether you are stuck in a pattern of chronic dieting, binging and purging or compulsive eating, regardless of how many times you have been around the diet roundabout, there is a way out! There are many factors on a physical and biochemical level that affect your ability to maintain a healthy weight and recover from disordered eating […]
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The Spiritual Quest for Thinness

The Spiritual Quest for Thinness Back in the 18th Century, ascetics fasted, starved themselves and wasted away to anorectic proportions in pursuit of spiritual purity. The belief stood that thinness was equivocal with purity, goodness and moral transcendence. Fasting would cleanse a woman of her sins and make her feel ‘pure’. Food was seen as a poison, a source of contamination that would rid a person of their spirituality. These people were known as Holy Anorectics. Today, many women in […]
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Could the Foods You Eat Be Making You Sick?

COULD THE FOODS YOU EAT BE MAKING YOU SICK?? If you suffer from fatigue, malaise, headaches, difficulty losing weight, insatiable food cravings, food addictions, trouble concentrating, or simply that run-over-by-a-truck feeling that you just can’t shake, you may have food sensitivities that you are not aware of. According to the experts, the rate of food reactions is consistently increasing. Poor diet, stress, trauma, infection, chemicals, drugs, environmental toxins and genetic predisposition are possible contributing factors to the development of food […]
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Disordered eating: is it all in the mind?

Whether you are a self-confessed compulsive eater, or have been diagnosed with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, getting your eating habits back in balance and your body functioning optimally again is no easy task. Certainly, any type of disordered eating pattern usually has a psychological component that must be addressed. But there is also a strong physiological component that is overlooked in many medical circles. By taking a look at various body systems, we can assess where […]
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