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May 07, 2020

More than 4 weeks of self-isolation for many of us combined with a wave of great weather have led us out the front door. Increased sun exposure naturally leads to the topic of sun safety. Sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer and speeds the aging of our skin due to the effects of ultraviolet light on our skin. Ultraviolet light has two types of harmful rays

  1. UVA(aging) rays can prematurely age your face causing wrinkles and age spots. These rays can pass through window glass.
  2. UVB(burn) rays are the primary cause of sunburn and are blocked by window glass.

Some of the aspects of sun safety are quite simple.

  • Consider the use of…
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Category: Face
May 07, 2020

More than 4 weeks of self-isolation for many of us combined with a wave of great weather have led us out the front door. Increased sun exposure naturally leads to the topic of sun safety. Sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer and speeds the aging of our skin due to the effects of ultraviolet light on our skin. Ultraviolet light has two types of harmful rays

  1. UVA(aging) rays can prematurely age your face causing wrinkles and age spots. These rays can pass through window glass.
  2. UVB(burn) rays are the primary cause of sunburn and are blocked by window glass.

Some of the aspects of sun safety are quite simple.

  • Consider the use of…
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Category: Face
April 13, 2020

Dear Readers:

The last few days are very direct evidence of just how fast our world is changing. As you are aware, I wrote a controversial article on Saturday about the impact of all people wearing face masks was having on Covid-19 transmission rates in the Czech Republic. In mid-March the government passeda law making it illegal to be out in public with out a face mask. This was in response to continued viral community spread despite social distancing, proper hand washing hygiene and social distancing. I believe that is where we are right now in Canada. The general Czech population responded to this law in an …

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March 29, 2020

How to Supplement for Immune Function 
By Dr. Ron Brown

There is an increasing number of health claims and the promotion of supplements has also increased in the coronavirus frenzy.  There is a lot we don’t know and a lot we do.  It’s important not to go overboard and be sensible. Let’s start with an overview of the vitamins, minerals, and herbs you need and why they are important.  

  • Multivitamin/Mineral: This is the foundation for any health support regimen. It’s a good way to cover the basic vitamins and minerals your body needs for day-to-day functions. If you aren’t on a good…
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March 29, 2020

Much of the information presented here was obtained from a blog by Dr. Mark Hyman on March 17. The world has changed a lot from that time, but I believe much of the information presented at that time by Dr. Hyman is even more relevant. Most of us are looking for ways to reduce our risk of getting sick if we contract the virus. I have not seen a better list of recommendations in the literature and thought I would modify and send to all of you. I believe this cuts through the hype of some self-serving supplement companies and others who seek to profit from the fear induced by this virus.

COVID-19 is caused by a new virus that emerged from Wuhan, China. This is a…

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March 29, 2020

A Message From Dr. Brown

The effects of the world wide coronavirus pandemic continue to escalate on a daily basis. Many of us feel powerless in the face of this ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ event that had been long predicted, but never truly expected. Social isolation makes complete sense on a public health basis, as it is one of the few things we can do to control in this situation. All Community Health recommendations to ‘flatten the curve' of new infection cases should be followed as responsibly as possible. These guidelines are meant to keep us and our loved ones safe. The problem is that these measures isolate us and remove emotional support at a…

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March 27, 2020

How to Support Your Immune System: Remember, Let Food Be Your Medicine!
by Dr. Ron Brown

  • Eat a whole foods, nutrient-dense diet. Our immune system relies on nutrient-dense whole foods to function well. Death from infections in the developing world is often not due to the infection itself but the body’s inability to fight it because of nutrient deficiencies. Since more than 80% of Canadians are deficient in one or more nutrients at the minimum dose to prevent deficiency diseases like scurvy and rickets, we all need to focus on improving the quality of our diet.
     
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September 30, 2019

 

Dermal Fillers and Neuromodulators are both great ways to combat the signs of aging and enhance your appearance! That being said, these two injectable treatments are very different in nature, and it is important to know the functions of each depending on the outcome you are hoping to achieve!

Dermal Fillers are injectable formulas comprised of biocompatible, biologically-…

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Category: Injectables, Face
July 26, 2019

Elderly person before BHRTYour hormones regulate numerous bodily functions, including energy levels, focus, mood, sleep quality, and sexual performance. As you age, your body's hormone production declines. For some people, this isn't an issue. For others, it can lead to a decreased quality of life.

If you've been affected by hormone loss, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, could help you live your life…

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June 25, 2019

Couple smiling after BHRTHormones are chemicals produced by our bodies that control almost every task we perform, from mental capabilities to growth to sexual functions. As we age, our bodies’ hormone production declines, and this can negatively impact our quality of life.

That doesn’t have to be permanent.  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that could dramatically…

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