I won’t give up if you won’t.

by Integra Naturopathics on September 1, 2012

chronic hives

GUEST BLOG! We are so excited to introduce Kerri Kenny, from Off the Grain. Kerri is guest blogging this month in a brave and revealing post about her experience with chronic hives.  If you are thirsty for inspiration, read on! Many of us suffering with chronic conditions live day to day hoping that tomorrow will [...]

Why you NEED to sweat!

by Integra Naturopathics on August 1, 2012

Hot Yoga Sweating

You know the feeling after a hot yoga class – the one that keeps us coming back for more – the delicious sense of accomplishment and calm mind.  What most people aren’t aware of are the unparalleled cellular health benefits of induced sweating.  Get ready to be completely blown away by how life-changing regular hot [...]

Surviving a Die-Off GAPS Reaction

by Integra Naturopathics July 1, 2012 Uncategorized
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Guest Post! Today we are bringing back Kerri, from Off the Grain. Kerri has been going through the GAPS diet for the past few months to heal her chronic hives. She talks to us today about her experience with a typical GAPS die off reaction and how to move beyond the challenges of this nutritional [...]

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Hang in there – the “trying twos” do have a purpose…no really, they do!

by Integra Naturopathics June 1, 2012 Uncategorized
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Perhaps it’s because our little Téa has entered this phase with a vengeance, but lately we are finding peace in reminding ourselves of the health significance of this, at times, nail-biting phase. The change in behavior can be dramatic and happen almost overnight. “I don’t know what happened – one morning my little angel was [...]

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Fatigue – Unraveling the web of interconnectedness

by Integra Naturopathics May 1, 2012 Uncategorized
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Americano, double espresso, skim milk latte – or maybe green tea? The quest for the magic beverage carries on – in hopes of finding the perfect jolt of caffeine that will relieve us from the unrelenting fatigue that awaits us at the sound of our alarm. In our practice, fatigue is what may persuade you [...]

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Can’t tolerate your seasonal allergies? For every action there is a reaction!

by Integra Naturopathics April 1, 2012 Uncategorized
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Sniffle. Sneeze. Scratch. Sound familiar? Do you love Spring, but dread it as well? Hay fever is the way your body signals a significant deficiency in healthy gut bacteria. The ability of your body to tolerate pollen and other triggers depends on whether you house healthy, immune-modulating flora. A damaged flora reduces your ability to [...]

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Going Grain Free is not LOW Carb, it’s CHOICE Carb!

by Integra Naturopathics March 1, 2012 Uncategorized
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In response to the debate surrounding GAPS being a low carb diet – from my clinical experience since my GAPS certification in the fall, I feel its really important to clarify that GAPS is NOT a low carb diet. It involves the incorporation of good fats, protein and vegetable carbohydrates – which are introduced as [...]

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Why Go Grain-Free

by Integra Naturopathics February 1, 2012 Uncategorized
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Grains naturally contain “anti-nutrients” that damage our intestinal lining and reek havoc on the immune system – exacerbating inflammation. Research confirms that inflammation is the root of countless health ailments. Linked to a myriad of degenerative conditions including allergies, auto-immunity, infertility, arthritis, mood disorders and certainly cancer – chronic inflammation plays a massive role in [...]

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Really, your doctor doesn’t understand your menstrual chart?

by Integra Naturopathics January 1, 2012 Uncategorized
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Really, your doctor doesn’t understand your menstrual chart? The menstrual cycle remains one of the purest barometers of health – it is an unbelievable diagnostic tool. We use it to help decipher immune challenges, nutritional deficiencies or the reasons underlying the suffering of peculiar, chronic symptoms. We can’t even IMAGINE caring for a woman’s health [...]

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