Tag Archives: Fish oil


Why Fatty Fish Oils are Fantastic!

Fish is a very healthy addition to any diet, but I have been hearing more and more lately that naturopathic colleagues of mine and “those in the know” are eating less fish or avoiding it altogether due to our (humans’) pollution of the environment and the fish that live in it.  This is extremely disheartening […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Environment Heart Health Immunity & Inflammation Nutrition Supplementation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

High Blood Pressure

It is the most common diagnosis in doctor’s offices – 5.9% of family medical diagnoses are hypertension, making up a whopping 11 million patient visits a year, followed closely by diabetes, acute upper respiratory infections and sinusitis. The optimal blood pressure is 110/70 but 120/80 is considered “normal”.  Those with blood pressure that has crept […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Heart Health Longevity Nutrition Physical Activity Weight Control | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Runny Nose, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes…Welcome to Allergy Season!

When we hear the word allergy what springs to mind is a seasonal reaction to pollen, grasses and weeds, or we associate allergies with year-round reactions to dust, mold and dander from our furry loved ones. These have a similar underlying physiological mechanism that is also to blame for the common food allergy, notably the […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Allergies Immunity & Inflammation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Healing Nutrients – Recovering from Injury

Inflammation is a powerful process that our body uses to heal injuries, fight infections, and deal with damaged cells and debris. The five cardinal signs of inflammation are redness, swelling, warmth, pain and tenderness.  Inflammation in the acute stage is beneficial to help heal tissue injury, but, it is when it becomes chronic that we […]

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By: Dr. Elliott | Posted in: Nutrition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , : | Comment

Counteracting Inflammation

Low grade inflammation is a process that occurs in our body constantly – it’s a mechanism our cells use to repair tissue in response to an infection or injury.  It involves white blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) responding to the release of cytokines (chemical messengers) from damaged tissue in an effort to repair; this is […]

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