An update in Nutrigenomics

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians annual conference which focused on nutrigenomics: Nature Vs. Nurture What is Nutrigenomics? It is the effect of nutrients on genetic expression. Today we understand that genes are influenced based on their environment (‘nurture’). It was not long ago that the

Low Stomach Acid and Autoimmunity

Parietal cells are found in the stomach and have 2 very important jobs. First, parietal cells make stomach acid that breaks up a cheeseburger, French fries or a beautiful salad.  This acid is extremely important at helping with digestive motility, breakdown of food to facilitate absorption of nutrients and even helps to prevent reflux of

photo of the effects of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis – Beyond Calcium Supplementation

  Osteoporosis is a serious disease that affects the strength of the bones, called bone density. Osteoporosis is considered one of the most predominant bone density diseases in Western society. Who is at risk? Rates of low bone density are found most commonly found in postmenopausal women, specifically Asian American women. However, it should be

Detox Gets The Spotlight - from the blog of Dr. Lauren Gouin, ND

Detox Gets The Spotlight!

Detox programs exactly like the one offered by Dr. Lauren Gouin is discussed in this month’s Elle magazine! I’ve lectured on this topic in the past. I think detoxification programs are a great idea, but not for everyone. In the right setting they can support health body composition, improve energy and promote overall better

What are the adrenal glands? - from the blog of Dr. Lauren Gouin, ND

What are Adrenal Glands?

Adrenals: Your Stress Organ Modern day lifestyles exacerbate a myriad of conditions and are potential causes for many symptoms. Our bodies and organs are receiving challenges our ancestors never saw. Digestion is often compromised with poor eating habits. Respiration is under stress with poor air quality and daily shallow breathing. Some of the most stressed

Endocrine Disruptors In The Kitchen - from the blog of Dr. Lauren Gouin

Endocrine Disruptors In The Kitchen

As our environment becomes more saturated with plastics, chemicals and toxins, our bodies are being challenged in ways that our ancestors’ chemistry never had to deal with. In particular our foods have become highly processed and come in contact with more synthetic materials than ever before. We are continuing to learn the consequences of our

Nutrition For Breastfeeding Mothers - from the blog of Dr. Lauren Gouin, ND

Nutrition for Breastfeeding Mothers

Good nutrition is one of the best gifts a parent can give their children. Expecting mothers often are mindful their nutrition in anticipation of their little one, but in the sleepless first months, nutrition can be a challenge. As baby’s needs are the center of attention, mom’s nutrition may be neglected. Countless studies have established

Choosing The Right Supplements For Your Family - from the blog of Dr. Lauren Gouin, ND

Choosing the Right Supplements for your Family

In the sea of supplements offered in any health food store or pharmacy, it’s difficult to know how to choose the right vitamin or herbal supplement for you and your family. Understanding the standards of the industry and decoding the labels on products can allow consumers make healthier choices. Not all Supplements are created equal

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