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Metabolism

Hi there, Dr. Nick Jensen here from Divine Elements Naturopathic Family and Wellness. I’m a Naturopathic Physician guiding my patients to their best health with natural medicine and what I‘m really excited about is about educating in lifestyle medicine so that you can have more energy, better quality of life and so you can learn to prevent illness before it starts and in those cases where illnesses are already set in teach you how to reverse it so you can gain control again of your life.

Today’s topic is discussing metabolism and the three main factors that impede a healthy metabolism.
So number one is to look at food and this if the most obvious one for most of us and I love the analogy of food as information and not just as a fuel. The reason this is so important is because depending on how we’re eating food can either be a, or food will always be a signal for something in the body and in cases with an unhealthy diet there will be a signal for inflammation so diets high in unhealthy fats, sugars, process foods etc. etc. will create an increased inflammation signal in the body that has a direct effect on shutting down your metabolism.
Tip number two is to look at the hormonal system. We talk about hormones a lot being a hormone clinic of course but these are critical for metabolism so your adrenal, your thyroid and the main sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, testosterone all have a significant impact on your metabolism so getting things in balance will have a direct effect on how your body loses or gains weight.

Tip number three is to look at detoxification. So our bodies are constantly being bombarded with external toxins so pollution, pesticides, GMO foods, alcohol, too much caffeine, medications; all of these things play a huge role on overwhelming our systems so and when that’s the case what do? Well you talk to your Naturopathic Doctor about doing a detox. So along with the benefits of supporting a healthy metabolism, detox obviously helps with clearing your skin, having more energy, improving your digestion.

So these are my top three ways to make sure are in check when you’re supporting a healthy metabolism.
Dr. Nick Jensen here. Thanks for watching, helping you to transform disease to wellness with ease.

Eczema

Hi there, Dr. Nick Jensen here from Divine Elements Naturopathic Family and Wellness. I’m a Naturopathic Physician guiding my patients to their best health with natural medicine and what I’m really excited about is educating on lifestyle medicine so that people can have more energy, better quality of life and so they can prevent illness before it starts.

So today’s tips are on eczema and eczema is obviously a problem with the skin; it can be red, irritated, and it can be any degree of problem from just a nuisance to more serious which is directly affecting quality of life, creating a lot of stress.

So tip number one is to discover if you have any food or environmental sensitivities or allergies and this can usually be discovered through doing a blood test from your Naturopathic Doctor.

Step number two is to take a look at detoxification, maybe consider doing a cleanse or detox and to rehydrate the body and I usually recommend two-thirds of an ounce for every pound of body weight and when you implement a detox you help to decrease inflammation, help support your body’s natural elimination pathways and in doing so you also help to replete the nutrients that are often deficient such as B vitamins and other antioxidants.

So step number three is to consider getting some blood testing for vitamin D. Vitamin D is directly associated with inflammation and is correlated with, deficiency is correlated with eczema and when vitamin D is replete we often see symptoms for eczema go down considerably. Vitamin D can actually also be compounded into a cream through your local compounding pharmacist which can be a great relief symptomatically as well.

So you have my top three tips for resolving eczema.

I’m Dr. Nick Jensen from Divine Elements Naturopathic Family and Wellness; health care for the whole family.

Nutrient Deficiencies

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Hi there, Dr. Nick Jensen here from Divine Elements Naturopathic Family and Wellness, I’m a naturopathic physician guiding my patients to their best health with natural medicine. What I’m really excited about is educating on lifestyle medicine so the people can have more energy, better quality of life so they can prevent illness from setting in. For those that are already feeling sick and run down, I’m teaching them to reverse this process to give control back. So today’s topic is discussing the role that nutrient deficiencies play on illness and why it’s so important to address this problem.

First thing is most people don’t realize that there are a ton of journal articles and published documentation and research on the role that nutrient deficiencies play in someone’s health and into the deterioration of someone’s health and these can be directly correlated with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s dementia. Most people also don’t consider that the majority of the population become nutrient deficient for multiple reasons whether it’s diet or lack of exercise, or too much stress or whatever the reason may be. It’s very common nutrient deficiencies for a lot of people could show up as B vitamin deficiencies, vitamin D, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, selenium to name a few. In this process of discovery, most people are just buying whatever they can get their hands on and I see many patients come in with big shopping bags full of supplements and part of our visit or consultation is going through what’s actually necessary and what’s not. So the way we decide that, is through testing to discover the exact nutrients that have become depleted over time and to target that nutrient deficiency by repleting with the right quality, the right amount and the right timing for those very specific nutrients.

Another reality is that many people as we know, are on a list of medications and these medications wreak havoc on the nutrient system and many people being on these medications over time create major deficiencies. To discover more about this I’m going to go over some of the different testing options that we do on our patients to teach you how to actually assess what it is you need to take on a regular basis and how to replete the body.

So Dr. Nick Jensen here at Divine Elements Naturopathic Family Wellness. I’m a naturopathic physician guiding my patients to their best health through natural medicine.

Tips for Your Sleepless Nights – Insomnia

Hi there, Dr. Nick Jensen here from Divine Elements Naturopathic Family Wellness. I’m an integrated endocrinology expert guiding my patients to their best health with natural medicine and what I’m really excited about is teaching people how to change their nutrition lifestyle habits so they can prevent illness before it starts.

Today’s topic is insomnia and my top 3 tips to help resolve this problem, so tip number 1 is to take a look at the hormonal system through consultation and lab testing we can discover which hormones are out of balance. For example in women who have progesterone deficiency they find great relief with replacing this hormone.
Tip number 2 is to look at the nutrition intake and find which foods are problematic for the individual so people don’t often realize the kind of impact that dietary influences can have on sleep and wake cycles.
Tip number 3 is to look at your exercise as optimal melatonin secretion happens with early morning exercise and often people who were exercising late at night time often find that they don’t sleep as well.

Another problem is that people experiencing pain and using pain medication, they don’t realize that this actually also blocks the night time sleep hormone melatonin so finding alternatives to pain is a great way to help to resolve sleep issues.

So this is my top 3 tips for resolving insomnia. I’m Dr. Nick Jensen here from Divine Elements Naturopathic Family Wellness. I’m a Naturopathic Physician guiding my patients to their best health with natural medicine. Take care.

Naturopathy, Naturopathic Doctor | Divine Elements Health Centre

I have always been interested in the human body and its potential and especially the healing potential that the body has and growing up with Ayurvedic Medicine and natural remedies it really drew me to naturopathy and wanting to help people find that potential for themselves.
I graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2007 so for about five years now I’ve been a naturopathic doctor and one the biggest triggers for me was definitely my parents, my mom specifically was always get us to eat healthy and so we were raised in an environment that supported that.
At the beginning of this year I hyperextended my knee really badly and there was a point where the next few days I couldn’t even walk. I was just lying in bed all day in excruciating pain. I actually went to see a friend of mine who is a physiotherapist and he pretty much said I needed surgery and that was pretty devastating to hear just because I’m really active, I love going into, I loved all activities, I love playing all sorts of different sports and I knew this was going to hinder that, I didn’t want to be out 8 months doing rehab. I wanted to be out and doing activities and so after my first treatment with Nicholas my knee felt amazing.
I’ve been coming to Divine Elements for just over 2 years now. I was having a lot of problems with my nutrition and digestion and my energy levels; I just wasn’t feeling very good. It took a lot of hard work, but I felt amazing. I was able to digest a lot of foods better. My eczema went away and I just, my overall energy level just shot right up and I felt fantastic.
Definitely our modern age food has become a big issue for a lot of people, so how we digest, assimilate, absorb nutrients is a very common concern for a lot of people, so it’s usually what kind, I’d say it’s one of the major things that draws people into our clinic. From there we definitely find a lot more information about the individual so maybe chronic injuries which is maybe where my passion is, is more a line chronic illness which people may have been suffering for many years and trying out different routes of medicine and maybe not quite coming to a place where they’re feeling settled and healed in their bodies, so we modify treatments, we work with the western medical system as much as we can to incorporate a holistic approach to how we heal.
What makes us unique is that we’re able to use Ayurvedic approach and all the other tools we have to really look at the person as an individual and to see what their constitution is and also use our own personal experience with our practices to see what needs to be done to help that person heal.
Our modalities are quite varied especially in the scope of naturopathic medicine, specifically in this clinic we focus a lot on intravenous injections and vitamin drips and something called Neural-Prolotherapy which is a pain treatment technique involving multiple superficial injections much like acupuncture but with a solution. We also do something called Neural Therapy which is very similar to Neural-Prolotherapy again for pain treatments, for endocrine dysfunction, for organ regulation so that’s more my passion for the treatment is getting, bringing these tools that we can see some profound effects from treating the root cause of why things are coming up, so the big core of our principal is always to work on nutritional and lifestyle factors first, then address stress components and how we relate to stress and in tying that together with these more practical application treatments to trigger the body’s innate immune response.
I started for my son. He was, he came down with allergies to peanuts and I brought him here first. I’d never been to a naturopath before and on my way out for the third session I realized why aren’t I going because I was pregnant with my third child within five years and I was feeling horrible and depleted and I thought maybe a naturopath could help me such as my son. I came here and got the IV therapy and immediately within probably a week or two, I was feeling better, I have more energy, I was able to get through my day with my 2 boys at the time and being pregnant.
It’s the connection that I have and can make with the individual and like I said before is helping them find their potential because we all have it within us but being able to guide them and teach them and then help have them go out there on their own and be able to heal themselves afterwards is what really motivates me.
So what really motivates me to come to work every day is seeing the inspiration on people’s faces when they, when they start to incorporate some of the things were suggesting and then of course whenever we’re doing any treatments to be able to see immediate effects especially using Neural-Prolotherapy for these chronic pain issues that people have been suffering with for a long time, that definitely gets me excited because I know this medicine is working and the way we’re applying it is really helping people so that’s by far the most exciting thing about coming to work every day.
Would I recommend Divine Elements to other people? Absolutely, I think if you are experiencing any sort of discomfort or just low energy levels or if there’s anything bothering you, really I suggest you come here immediately.

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