March 2020

Clinic News and Highlights

Dr. Stefanie Trowell, ND

Please join Insight in welcoming our newest Naturopathic Doctor,
Dr. Stefanie Trowell.
Stefanie brings with her a wealth of knowledge in women’s health, fertility and pregnancy. Hormones play a significant part in women’s lives, from skin health to menstrual cycles (or the lack thereof). Stefanie loves puzzles and finding the most effective option. She incorporates the best available evidence with traditional methods to enhance each patient’s health and deliver the highest quality of care. She works with your healthcare team to seamlessly and safely integrate natural medicine.

From Dr. Trowell,
“I am passionate about making women feel strong and happy. I aim to empower women by teaching them about their health and making them feel radiant – inside and out! My individualized approach addresses the specific needs of my patients as I work closely with them to achieve their goals.”

Deal of the Month, 20% off

20% off for the month of March, NutraSea HP Omega-3 (60 soft gels) only $40. 
Regular price $50.Why take a fish oil supplement?  See the study recently published in the BMJ below on fish oil supplementation.

Fish oil supplements linked to lower risk of heart disease and death, study finds

Associations of habitual fish oil supplementation with cardiovascular outcomes and all cause mortality: evidence from a large population based cohort study
Published 04 March 2020, BMJSee the study abstract below and follow this link for the entire study.


Objectives To evaluate the associations of habitual fish oil supplementation with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality in a large prospective cohort.

Design Population based, prospective cohort study.

Setting UK Biobank.

Participants A total of 427 678 men and women aged between 40 and 69 who had no CVD or cancer at baseline were enrolled between 2006 and 2010 and followed up to the end of 2018.

Main exposure All participants answered questions on the habitual use of supplements, including fish oil.

Main outcome measures All cause mortality, CVD mortality, and CVD events.

Results At baseline, 133 438 (31.2%) of the 427 678 participants reported habitual use of fish oil supplements. The multivariable adjusted hazard ratios for habitual users of fish oil versus non-users were 0.87 (95% confidence interval 0.83 to 0.90) for all cause mortality, 0.84 (0.78 to 0.91) for CVD mortality, and 0.93 (0.90 to 0.96) for incident CVD events. For CVD events, the association seemed to be stronger among those with prevalent hypertension (P for interaction=0.005).

Conclusions Habitual use of fish oil seems to be associated with a lower risk of all cause and CVD mortality and to provide a marginal benefit against CVD events among the general population.

The Science Behind Osteopathy

“The fascia is the place to look for the cause of disease and the place to consult and begin the action of remedies in all diseases”  A.T. Still 

What do we do as osteopaths? 

Instead of relieving local signs and symptoms in individual parts of the body, our job is to restore fascial motion and maximize the fluid lymphatic balance- treating the WHOLE body.  We believe that healing the fascia is the foundation of health.

What is fascia?

Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue made primarily of collagen that is beneath the skin.  It attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. 

Osteopaths view the fascia as the first defensive mechanism of the body preventing ailments from entering and causing imbalance and illness.

Restriction in fascial movement will:

1. Affect the correct functionality of the musculoskeletal system causing pain and loss of motion. 

2. Decrease lymphatic drainage leading to buildup of toxins and reduced immune function.

3. Create imbalances in our digestive, respiratory, reproductive and sleep-wake cycles.

Click here to book a treatment with our Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Nathan Leong.

Upcoming Events

Insight’s own Dr. Mark Fontes, ND will be speaking about Naturopathic Cancer Care at The Big Carrot on March 26 at 7pm.  Attendance is free, however space is limited.  Please follow this link for more info.

Dr. Fontes, ND will speak about the latest evidence-informed preventative strategies we can take in order to help prevent or minimize the risk of cancer. He will also discuss the important role naturopathic medicine can provide in supporting patients through chemotherapy, radiation, and post-surgery healing, and minimize the risk of recurrence safely and effectively.  




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