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About Dr. Millie Lytle

Dr. Millie Lytle holds an undergraduate in Sociology from the University of Toronto (1998), her N.D. from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (2002) and her Master’s of Public Health from the University of Hamburg of Applied Sciences, Germany (2010), for which she wrote her thesis on the integration of NDs into Community Health Centres. She has practiced and lectured in various integrated clinical settings, including the START Clinic for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, The 519 Church Street Community Centre and Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (L.A.M.P.) She has been interviewed for Viva magazine, Now magazine’s Alt Health, Adria Vasil’s Ecoholic and Damian Roger’s Wellness in Eye Weekly. She has also appeared on television programs including Breakfast Television, Food Jammers and Global News. She has been published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Review.

millie says brassicas’ boasts boost

brassicas’ boasts boost. a daily bite from of a raw cruciferous vegetable has been shown to lower estrogen and androgen levels in both sexes due to a family of enzymes called aromatase inhibitors found in collards, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, brussel sprouts, etc. hormone related illnesses are exceedingly common in north american society but present in a variety of ways for men and women. in women conditions such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, fibrous breasts and cancer, low progesterone and a stubborn battle of the bulge, though potentially genetic in nature can be reversed with a daily diet rich in indole-3 carbinols from raw cruciferous vegetables and phytoestrogens found in passion flower and chamomile tea, fermented soy products and flax seeds. likewise in men illnesses such as prostate enlargement or cancer, low sperm count, breast tumors, abnormal testosterone levels can be crushed with regular cabbage crunch. Despite these positive benefits, this family of vegetables when eaten raw (best for cancer prevention) have been shown to be goitrogenic and can potentially slow down the uptake of iodine in those susceptible to low thyroid. So keep up with your individual health in mind when choosing the best method of preparation by going for 1 cup of raw in normal thyroid or 1/2 cup of lightly cooked but not nuked, for abnormal thyroid or history.

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millie says push away the picking and pulling

push away the picking and pulling. touch is a necessary but oft’ forgot component of self-care. when alone with no one to cuddle some people turn toward “trich” or dermatillomania to quell a habitual anxiety impulse. Habit Reversal Training (HRT) involves reducing cause of stress, avoiding the trigger, becoming mindful of the habit, performing a muscular movement and reconsidering the impulse until it no longer is in the driver seat. self massage instead of picking provides the same principles as HRT or CBT in that it reduces stress, promotes relaxation and kindness for the self as opposed to shame, anger and isolation. rub a dub dub.

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It’s easy to massage your own feet to refresh your body and mind daily. While sitting up, rest one foot on the other leg.

1. Put one hand on top of the foot and the other under the sole, then stroke smoothly from your toes to your ankles. Glide your hands back to your toes and repeat.

2. Support your foot with one hand and work on each toe individually. Squeeze it firmly, and gently stretch each toe with a gentle pull.

3. With one thumb on top of the other, do a line of firm pressures down the center of the sole and lines on either side. Then, with one thumb, do circular pressures on the arch and the ball of the foot.

4. Support your foot with one hand and make the other into a loose fist. Do knuckling movements all over the sole by rippling your fingers around in small circular movements.

5. Then, still holding the foot with one hand, hack the sole with your other hand, Flick your hand away the moment you touch the foot, so that the effect is light and springy.

6. Stroke around the ankle with your fingertips, as you stroke up toward the leg and gently as you glide back. Finish by stroking the foot as you did at the beginning.

source: http://www.coolnurse.com/massage.htm

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Use natural medicines first.

Use natural medicines first. Due to policy and historical skepticism surrounding complementary and alternative medicine, such as naturopathy, homeopathy and herbalism, traditional medicines are being generally saved for last resort. When mainstream medical treatment is no longer working, people turn to alternative medicines, prepared to try ‘ANYTHING’. Though gentle medicine might work at this later stage, and can always improve health when used properly, it is not the ideal time to use them for therapeutic purposes as the body is less sensitive when burdened with prior and concomitant chemical competition. Natural medicines are free and easy wanderers inside the body’s palace, not having been condensed into active pharmaceutical compounds that hammer a physiological change. They gently improve a baseline health by boosting nutrition, regulating immune response and energetically steering the body towards its natural state of health. Proof of this is how sensitive children are to alternative medicines….also, you know how it’s possible to build a big’ol tolerance to red wine over the years? Same principle applies…the fewer meds used, the fewer meds needed to produce the same effect!

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Milk the underarm.

Milk the underarm. Not quite like the time your friend’s brother made that strange pumping action and accompanying noise with his hand on the opposite armpit…or was it you doing that? But the visual is helpful as massaging the lymph nodes of the under pits dislodges breast swellings, tenderness and stagnant dwellings. These normal and benign little lumps can be cleared with massage in the lymph nodes (and rebounding exercise), sending unwanted gooberoo to clearance in the lymphatic duct, located near the heart. For breast disease prevention, males and females can take part in placing the palm of one hand under the other underarm and gently pump that armpit. Move it slightly up towards shoulder and in towards body. Do this 15 times on both sides daily as needed, and once a week for maintenance. Have someone else do it, and call yourself lucky.

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AGE gracefully not gruesomely.

AGE gracefully not gruesomely. Who knows the definitive answer why Marlon Brando plunged from utmost physical beauty quickly over to the other side, but I have some good guesses… using he, who’s radically beautiful face and physique became older than his years due to intense over-oxidation. He must have had more free-radical activity than the the average Joe because at death he had been suffering for years from emotional torment (stress), diabetes (obese, sugared and pickled), congestive heart failure (obese, oxidatively damaged organ) and cancer (mutated cells, lack of good cellular repair). As a shockingly poignant example one can envision AGE happening, without being aware of its chemical complexities…but here’s a little reference anyway:

Advanced Glycation Entities (AGE) are the result of a chemical process in the body that happens when a poor lifestyle greets middle age. By poor lifestyle I refer to the SAD (Standard American Diet) high in bad fat, sugar, alcohol plus smoking meets low fruits, veggies, antioxidants, fibre and exercise. A top up of regular overdoses of sugar to the mix and …..ta da!! The result is a body full of free-radical/oxidative damage, in the long run. Beauty one decade, beast the next. These processes lead to wrinkles, large pores, nevi in the nose, blindness from cataracts, hardened fats clogging the arteries and smaller vessels leading to strokes and heart attacks and even cancer, of which, Marlon Brando, RIP…had them all.

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