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Author: Filipa Bellette

I am in constant AWE of the LIVER and all that it does. It has some pretty serious jobs, and it’s no wonder so many of our livers’ are stressed at best, and dysfunctional at worst. One major role of the liver is to function much like a filter. If your body has to handle… View more

MERCURY TOXICITY

MERCURY TOXICITY

Could your health issues be coming from MERCURY TOXICITY? Common conditions associated with mercury toxicity include: – Mood swings – Nervousness – Emotion changes – Insomnia – Headache – Abnormal sensations – Muscle twitching – Tremors – Fatigue/weakness – Muscle atrophy – Decreased cognitive functions Heavy metal toxicity is a common issue in Australia and… View more

Beetroot & Buckwheat Risotto

Beetroot & Buckwheat Risotto

Purple foods are amazing for feeding up some of your main beneficial bacteria, such as bifidobacterium and lactobacillus species. Your microbiota also love diversity, so the more different types of plant-foods you can get into your belly, the better! This purple-loving recipe is loaded with polyphenols & prebiotics, and should take you out of your… View more

Boosting Dopamine Levels

Boosting Dopamine Levels

Move over jelly-belly-to-six-pack-abs before-&-afters… This is MY KIND of before & after! This is a snapshot of MY BRAIN. Homovanillate is a dopamine (neurotransmitter) metabolite that can be detected in urine. In my first functional medicine urine test, my dopamine levels were very low. Low. Low. Low. And I felt it! Anxiety, moodiness, OCD repetitive… View more

3 Types of Brain Imbalances

3 Types of Brain Imbalances

Depression, Anxiety, Irritability, OCD, Addictions, Fatigue, Insomnia… These are all signs that the NEUROTRANSMITTERS in your brain may be IMBALANCED. Why might your brain be out of whack? Here are THREE REASONS why: 1. Neurotransmitter Deficiency – your neurotransmitters may be deficient due to poor diet or digestive function, stress, lack of sleep, or drug… View more

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