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Toxic load: The 3 Vital Steps to Biotoxin Detoxification

Are you struggling with toxic load? It is possible that you aren’t following the proper steps to biotoxin detoxification!

Many of my patients are certain they haven’t had any exposure to mold. Or they have had it removed and are still struggling with symptoms.

No, it’s not just you! I am seeing more and more patients in my practice JUST LIKE THIS. Mold exposure is becoming one of the most common triggers of autoimmunity that I uncover in my practice. However, mold mycotoxins are actually only one of the MANY biotoxins that can create mold illness.

Today let’s focus on why you are still struggling with mold exposure.
Are you addressing your TOXIC LOAD and following the 3 vital steps to biotoxin detoxification?

Unfortunately, mold itself isn’t always the root cause of biotoxin illness. Even addressing the root cause alone does not always solve the problem. For some, the toxic burden remains.

Firstly, most conventional practitioners are not looking for biotoxin illness in the first place. If visible mold isn’t uncovered as the root cause, other causes of biotoxin illness may not even be considered at all! Why? Because biotoxin illness symptoms mirror many other conditions. The symptoms may even manifest differently due to different genetics. Biotoxin illness is only uncovered when you are testing for it. 

Secondly, there is often one more completely overlooked contributor that has  everything to do with releasing the toxic load. That is the functioning of your detoxification system!

Functional medicine considers the detoxification pathways that are specific to each individual. When the hormones that regulate inflammation are continually disrupted, it can prevent you from getting better. Sometimes, the toxic onslaught is too much causing you to get stuck in what is basically a re-toxifying cycle. The inflammation is continuously present and cannot subside. This toxic burden may already be a lot for your system to handle and you may even be more susceptible genetically. This means that you may also no longer have an inflammatory response that’s effective. You may have skin rashes, food intolerances, anger, headaches, digestive issues, and more.

The best way to uncover this information is to complete Functional Medicine testing. However ,the testing is useless without the next 3 vital steps and THAT is proper biotoxin detoxification.

Biotoxin illness is very complex and should always be done under the care of an expert. Your practitioner should be talking to you about ways to safely and properly detoxify, in combination with proper binding protocols. 

Here are my 3 Vital Steps to Biotoxin Detoxification:

  1. PROBIOTICS: Beneficial gut bacteria can bind mycotoxins and prevent them from being absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. You can increase your intake of specific probiotic species to help prevent that. I highly recommend lacto and bifido factor.
  2. BILE FLOW: Support bile flow with bitter plant foods. To be removed from your body, toxins or mycotoxins need to be conjugated. This means they need to be bound to certain molecules to make them more water soluble to be excreted. So if you have insufficient bile flow, you will not be able to eliminate mycotoxins very well. A reason why one person in a family may not be suffering from mycotoxin illness and others may. It could be solely based on the ability for proper bowel flow! One of the most efficient ways to enhance bile flow is to eat bitter foods. Foodss like broccoli, plants, sprouts, radishes, dandelions, and arugula or broccoli sprouts. You can also drink organic dandelion tea or you can take an herbal bitter supplement before eating.
  3. SWEAT: Sweating hard, like when using an infrared sauna, for detox is really important. You also want to make sure you are drinking lots and lots of water, and perhaps some fiber as well to bind it. If you do find that you don’t feel well after sweating, it could be because your body is releasing toxins. At that point you want to work with a specialist to uncover the root cause, eliminate the exposure and get yourself better.

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Biohack Your Job From Home with These 3 Simple Tools!

Movement is life and as a society, we have never moved less than we have in the last year. Many of us have been limited in our comings and goings at numerous times, spending most of our time working from home. This lack of movement can have far greater impact on our overall health than anything we have experienced in the past.  Biohacking is about simple, easy steps for optimal health. Using a combination of movement and ergonomics, we will biohack your job from the comfort of home with these 3 simple tools in no time!

Having worked with chronic illness for many years, there is no question that chronic stress is something that I talk about with every single patient that joins my programs. Chronic stress is a major contributing factor to long term illness.

However, what many people overlook is how important small stressors are to the body and to our overall health!

Many people are falling into a pattern that eliminates these small intrinsic movements that actually give us strength, keep us healthy and are important contributions to overall health. These small daily functional movements allow our bodies to build strength and resilience. 

After a year of working from home, I would expect to see more patients than ever coming to my clinic for typical neck and shoulder pain, back pain or even wrist pain from their home office ergonomic layouts. 

What I wasn’t expecting, were the symptoms resulting from the lack of movement such as eye fatigue, digestive issues and other signs of de-conditioning! 

My biggest piece of advice: TAKE YOUR LUNCH BREAK. 

Take time away from your desk, stand up and walk around. When it comes time to eat, sit away from distractions. Sit down, take some deep breaths and enjoy your food while looking out the window or enjoying conversation with a loved one. 

Once you’ve given yourself back those little breaks in your day, the next step is to invest in a few simple tools to improve your home ergonomics. 

The following is a simple list that I recommend to my patients who are completing a lot computer work, regardless of wether it is at home or in the office.

Biohack Your Job From Home with These 3 Simple Tools:

 

Boyata Laptop Stand

INVEST IN THE BOYATA STAND
THE LOGITECH WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE SET

INVEST IN THE LOGITECH KEYBOARD & MOUSE
SWANWICK NIGHT SWANNIES BLUE LIGHT BLOCKING GLASSES

INVEST IN THE SWANWICK BRAND
FEIYOLD BLUE LIGHT BLOCKING GLASSES

invest in THE FEIYOLD BRAND
Here is a photo to get you set up for proper alignment.

 

For more support, click HERE to book a virtual home office ergonomics assessment. 

Looking for other items to compliment your current set up? Check these out!
invest in TINOMAR transparent monitor stand
invest in a Rose Gold keyboard & mouse
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by Dr. Kristina Bosnar

Chiropractic Doctor with a Special Interest in Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Advanced Clinical Training from the Institute of Functional Medicine in

Pediatrics

Nutrigenomics

Methylation

Cognitive Decline

as well as

THE ReCODE METHOD®(BREDESEN PROTOCOL) PRACTITIONER CERTIFIED

AND THE WAHLS PROTOCOL® HEALTH PRACTITIONER CERTIFIED

My Top 5 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide for That Special Someone

A couple wrapping holiday gifts under the tree

It took me less than one minute to prepare my Top 5 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide this year.

Unique AND Healthy gift ideas have been hard to come by in the past and I have a lot of patients asking me what they should be buying for their loved ones this year. As a doctor, it is important to me that the items I recommend are going to transform your home into a healing sanctuary. Luckily there are tons of amazing companies that are doing it SO right in 2020.

SO, let’s dive into why I created my Top 5 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide!

When your loved ones are struggling with their health, the holidays can be one of the most difficult times of the year. Coming up with special gift ideas year after year is tough enough! It is even more difficult when you want to make sure that anything you buy isn’t going to aggravate a condition, contribute to bad habits or even worse…be boring!

Over the past few years I have discovered tons of healthy, exciting holiday gifts! These presents are the gifts that keeps on giving. I’ve made sure to include options at different price points. These gifts will give you exactly the response you are looking for from the people you love, while improving their health.

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For healthy AND awesome gifts this year, here is

My Top 5 Healthy Holidays Gift Guide 

Beekeepers Naturals ThroatSpray
BEEKEEPERS NATURALS

I love this spray! It’s filled with propolis and buckwheat honey and I love the kids spray even more! It is protecting and supportive of the immune system. This company has a bunch of products that everyone in my family truly loves, and tons of packaged options for multiple stocking stuffers or a whole kit for that special someone. Honestly, tons of options here for everybody!

Their cacao honey is body nourishing and healthy habit forming. Add a delicious dairy alternative to a tsp of this and you will be drinking the BEST HOT CACAO OF 2020 on a beautiful holiday morning with the whole family!

The Raw Bee Pollen is also one of our favourites to sprinkle into smoothie bowls, kombucha and more! Visit the BeeKeepers for more information.

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INVEST IN BEEKEEPERS NATURALS
THE LOVE TUNER

I was introduced to this product by a colleague of mine. This is a thoughtful option for anyone who is looking to relax and decrease their stress. It is like a whistle that you blow and the tone of the GHZ is known as the Love Frequency. This breathing meditation device that calms the nervous system and supports being in a parasympathetic state.

INVEST IN the love tuner
The muse headband
MUSE – THE BRAIN SENSING HEADBAND

This came out a couple of years ago and it is a biofeedback headband that you put on your head and it actually senses brainwaves, allowing you to learn to get better at meditation. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for other ways to destress and get into that relaxed state. Maybe meditation apps normally doesn’t work for them, or it takes too much time out of their day. The muse offers tons of different types and lengths of meditation. As you listen to your chosen soundtrack, the muse will offer various breathing techniques or visualizations to get you into that parasympathetic, healing state.

INVEST IN THE MUSE HEADBAND
The Oura Ring
THE OURA RING

One of my absolute favourite biohacking purchases I made three years ago is this ring! The inside of the ring has little sensors that track biomarkers. For those of you sports enthusiasts, you may recall the NBA bubble used this tracker for a safe reopening and ended up using it as a tool to improve their game. This ring tracks heart rate variability, deep and REM sleep, average body temperature…the information it can give you is pretty amazing. For example, if you’re getting sleep, is it restful? Not only will this help level up anyone’s health, it is a great preventive tool as well.

invest in an oura ring
BOOKS LIKE THE SUPERFOOD ALCHEMY COOKBOOK

This is an infrared sauna…that is portable! For those of you who have looked at big wooden saunas, you know they are quite pricey. This sauna can be folded up and put away which is great for anyone who doesn’t have the room for a large sauna, like if you live in a small condo space. This sauna also heats up quickly, offers the highest absorbable far infrared of any other on the market and less EMF near or around the body than other saunas. The far infrared rays are incredible for sweating, supportive of healing, detoxifying and some research shows it can also be good for weight loss as well. This is the healing gift that really does keep on giving! 

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INVEST IN A RELAXSAUNA
Some of my other FAVOURITE healthy gifts include

INVEST IN A SNACK HACK BOX SUBSCRIPTION - HIGH PERFORMANCE SNACKS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE HUMANS
INVEST IN ORGANO GOLD REISHI MUSHROOM INFUSED BEVERAGES
INVEST IN THE FIVE-MINUTE JOURNAL
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by Dr. Kristina Bosnar

Chiropractic Doctor with a Special Interest in Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Advanced Clinical Training from the Institute of Functional Medicine in

Pediatrics

Nutrigenomics

Methylation

Cognitive Decline

as well as

THE ReCODE METHOD®(BREDESEN PROTOCOL) PRACTITIONER CERTIFIED

AND THE WAHLS PROTOCOL® HEALTH PRACTITIONER CERTIFIED

My Top 5 Healthy Holidays Gift Guide For Kids

Holiday gifts under a christmas tree

Welcome to my FIRST Top 5 Healthy Holidays Gift Guide for Kids!

Most of my parents are worried that they have NO IDEAS when it comes to unique and healthy holiday gifts for their kids. I have been asked for gift giving advice for years because the the gifts many kids ask for encourage or increase unhealthy habits. This is especially concerning if a family who is already struggling with health issues.

I know sometimes for parents it feels hard getting kids to adopt healthy habits at all! It is a common misconception that kids don’t like healthy but your kids will LOVE the items I include in my TOP 5 healthy holidays gift guide for kids.

The good news is that patients I see in my practice with the best outcomes are kids! 

Kids LOVE adopting healthy habits and here is why. Firstly, they don’t have habits that have solidified over decades. Secondly, kids are smart. Once they start to feel better, they learn what works for them and stick to it. Finally, kids have GREAT instincts. When a kid gets sick, they want to slow down and heal. Kids are incredibly resilient and it is important to equip them with good health early on in life.

As a Mom of three, I know how important it feels to ‘get this right’…and I can’t wait to share these great ideas with you! Unique and healthy holiday gifts should be fun and exciting for both you and your kids! 

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For healthy AND awesome gifts this year, here are

My Top 5 Healthy Holidays Gift Guide for Kids

The Benefits of Blue Blocking Glasses
BLUE BLOCKING GLASSES

The kid that loves the computer/gaming/ watching TV/their phone: Let’s face the fact that our kids are on electronics this year more than ever before. AND they love being on their electronics. If we can can buy them something that will give them a little bit more time playing on the computer, a little closer to bedtime in the healthiest way, YOU can finally fall asleep satisfied at night.The benefits of blue blocking glasses are well known and by removing the blue light emitted by screens during those pre-bedtime hours, you can protect the body and the brain from the stimulation caused by blue light. Blue light is known to affect the pineal gland. This is the gland that secretes melatonin, the hormone that helps us to fall asleep.

If you want your kids to have better sleep cycles also known as their circadian rhythm, get them the gift of these glasses! Not all brands are created equal. Rest assured that Swanwick is one of my go-to brands.

INVEST IN blue blocking glasses
Beekeepers Naturals Cacao Superfood Honey
BEEKEEPERS NATURALS

The kid that loves SWEET TREATS: This amazing cacao superfood honey is a mix of raw wildflower honey and cacao which has been shown to contain flavonoids that help your body function and protect against everyday toxins and stressors. This product is great for boosting immune function and supporting overall immunity. It isn’t the only amazing products from Beekeepers Naturals either. This brand is currently one of the NEWEST AND COOLEST products being promoted by Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner (See the article HERE)!

One of the leading causes of chronic illness is inflammation. If we can give our loved ones something delicious that will decrease inflammation, it is a win win! 

This cacao honey is body nourishing and healthy habit forming. Add a delicious dairy alternative to a tsp of this and you will be drinking the BEST HOT CACAO OF 2020 on a beautiful holiday morning with the whole family!

The Raw Bee Pollen is also one of our favourites to sprinkle into smoothie bowls, kombucha and more! Visit the BeeKeepers for more information.

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INVEST IN BEEKEEPERS NATURALS
Living Libations Blush
Living Libations

The kid that you find wearing your makeup (whether you like it or not): It feels like only yesterday that I found my expensive all-natural lipstick in my 7 year old daughter’s purse…because it was yesterday. Kids get TONS of cheap, toxic makeup in gifts and it is time to make a change. There are tons of brands doing clean makeup so it is important to do your research and invest in something healthy (and special) for any child who is going to get their hands on some less-healthy version anyway!

This Maiden Fern Blushing Balm is the perfect 2 in 1 for any child that is rushing into makeup like a teenager. Living Libations is one of my favourite essential oil companies and offers beautiful natural and lovingly made products. This is a healthy and safe way to introduce any child to makeup (if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em). 

INVEST IN LIVING LIBATIONS
A himalayan salt lamp
HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP

The kid who likes their peaceful sanctuary: Looking for a calming night light for your kids room? Mood lighting is so important for setting a peaceful atmosphere. There is also emerging evidence that these lamps can reduce electrical pollution! This lamp is known for releasing negative ions into the environment, working as an air purifier. The calming light is an additional benefit and is a great way to encourage proper circadian rhythm.

INVEST IN A SMALL SALT LAMP
INVEST IN A LARGE SALT LAMP
The Superfood Alchemy Cookbook
BOOKS LIKE THE SUPERFOOD ALCHEMY COOKBOOK

The kid that does things differently: Kids LOVE to learn! Ever had a lavender blueberry smoothie? YUMMY! You will absolutely love making recipes like this with your curious kid! The recipes in this book by healthy living expert and author of over 24 cookbooks, BodySoulAlchemy’s Jennifer Iserloh, bring together nature’s strongest ingredients – superfoods, adaptogens, essential oils, and healing herbs and spices – in delicious combinations that increase their healing properties. Each chapter also shares simple home remedies, natural body treatments, and powerful rituals for wellness in body and soul. In between recipes for Buttered Brazil Nuts and the Mocha Chip Smoothie with cacao nibs, you will find recipes for a diffuser oil blend for self expression, a natural toothpaste recipe and a meditation to activate your voice.

INVEST IN SUPERFOOD ALCHEMY
Some of my other FAVOURITE books for kids include (yes, some of these are adult books and my 8-12 year olds LOVE them)

INVEST IN THE FIVE-MINUTE JOURNAL FOR KIDS
INVEST IN LIMITLESS BY JIM KWIK
INVEST IN BOUNDLESS BY BEN GREENFIELD
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Check out my video on December 1st in the Bosnar Supermoms Facebook Group as I do a deeper dive into why these are my favourite products and some of my other absolutely must haves! To join me and my team for live events, visit our Events Page.

by Dr. Kristina Bosnar

Chiropractic Doctor with a Special Interest in Perinatal & Pediatric Care

Advanced Clinical Training from the Institute of Functional Medicine in

Pediatrics

Nutrigenomics

Methylation

Cognitive Decline

as well as

THE ReCODE METHOD®(BREDESEN PROTOCOL) PRACTITIONER CERTIFIED

AND THE WAHLS PROTOCOL® HEALTH PRACTITIONER CERTIFIED

Bosnar Health is Moving!

As of Tuesday, September 18th we will officially be seeing patients in our new clinic space! 

The new clinic is located at 155 Redpath Avenue (Roehampton & Redpath), just a few blocks South-East of our current location. Read More

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Walking through the health food store or medicine aisle can be daunting at times when trying to choose the best prenatal vitamin. There are so many options to choose from, it can seem quite overwhelming. Read More