Gluten Intolerance

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, oats, and barley. There is more and more awareness now of gluten being a troublesome protein for humans to digest. Especially in the west, gluten is found in so many different foods and is hidden in different forms, so our bodies are constantly being bombarded with it. Further, wheat and other gluten-containing grains have become more genetically modified, which makes it a more dangerous grain to eat. Gluten intolerance mostly affects people […]
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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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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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Pre-Conception Care Testing

Dr. Nicola uses sophisticated diagnostic testing to assess the health of both parents. While mom is the primary candidate because her body will be housing the growing baby, it is also important to optimize dad’s health. Following are some of the areas that are tested – Genetic testing While genetic testing and counseling for genetically-linked disorders such as Down’s syndrome is not new, Dr Nicola’s Natural Preconception Program™ offers a different and unique type of genetic testing called Nutrigenomics. This […]
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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 Weight Loss

There are many factors that go into the regulation of weight and body composition. Dr. Nicola works to find the underlying causes of weight gain, and rebalances the body so that it regulates its own healthy weight. Examples of underlying causes of weight gain include: Low thyroid function Imbalances in adrenal hormones (cortisol) Cellular toxicity and sluggish liver function Stress (through its impact on hormones and neurological circuitry) Imbalances in brain chemicals Candida/ yeast overgrowth Food sensitivities and gluten intolerance […]
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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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Nutrition for Digestive Health

Nutrition for Digestive Health Candida overgrowth is getting to be a more and more prolific problem. Our diets are getting higher and higher in sugar – I am staggered how many people I see ordering a Venti, Caramel Frappuccino as their regular daily drink at Starbucks!! Even a soy chai latte (seemingly “healthy” right?!) contains a whopping 48 grams of sugar for a grande size at Starbucks. The single most important factor in maintaining a healthy gut environment and preventing […]
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