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Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Naturopathic Doctor (inactive), Author, Athlete and Explorer of life.

Dr. Alison Chen, Naturopathic doctor (inactive) is the founder of MummyCare, co-founder of the Naturopathic Doctor Development Center, and the author of “What Your Poo Says About You”.

Her background in competitive gymnastics, personal training, volunteer work in Africa, and honors degree in biology give her a well-rounded view to living well.

Originally from Toronto, Alison travels the world with her husband, Jonathan Goodman, and family.
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The Real Reasons Why You're Having Stomach Problems

The gut is like a highway junction to every part of the body. The mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) gives direct access to the blood stream which carries nutrients, oxygen, toxins, waste products, and inflammatory markers to the whole body. So when there is trouble in the gut, you can have health issues throughout your body.
08/25/2016 07:17 EDT
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8 Healthy Extras You Can Do Every Day

If you've ever tried to "over-haul" your life in one giant leap it's often very difficult to maintain, if not impossible. There will always be some occasion, family emergency, or important work function that will interrupt your new healthy way of living. But healthy living is just that -- living your life in a healthy way.
08/11/2016 09:23 EDT
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5 Easy Ways To Stay Healthy While Travelling

Travelling has its challenges when it comes to keeping in shape and staying healthy, but wellness is a way of life, no matter where life takes you. Whether in the busy hub of a unknown city, on a sandy beach of a tropical paradise, or in the comfort of your own home, a commitment to health is something you take with you, no matter where you are.
08/02/2016 04:42 EDT
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What 7 Shades Of Poo Say About Your Health

Just as shape, consistency and timing of our bowel movements are important indicators as to the health of our digestive system, so too is the colour of our poo. Brown, red, white or green, these colours tell us much about not only the foods that we eat, but whether you're absorbing important nutrients or have a bowel condition.
06/13/2016 02:40 EDT
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The Truth Behind 6 Of The Most Common Food Additives

Additives are chemical substances that are added to foods during preparation or storage in order to enhance presentation, taste, and shelf stability. Many additives have been critical for times of low food supplies, in places where crops don't thrive and when weather limits growth.
05/17/2016 03:12 EDT
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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water

The epitome of health advice, drinking more water can sometimes be easier said than done. Between keeping track of your water bottle, remembering to take a drink every hour, and the constant trips to the bathroom, getting your daily quota can have you feeling as though you're sinking rather than swimming. The solution: Lemons.
04/15/2016 11:46 EDT
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Sick And Tired Of Trying To Look Good? It Might Be Your Cosmetics

Cosmetic and personal care is a billion dollar industry that caters to our need to smell good, look good, and feel good. While there isn't anything inherently wrong with wanting to give our appearances a boost, the long-term consequences of using many conventional health and beauty products may have you feeling less than attractive.
04/07/2016 02:32 EDT
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Control Your Coffee Addiction With 8 Simple Steps

Like most things in life, moderation is the key, and while caffeine itself might not be inherently bad, the frequency, amount and the dependencies people have to it can be cause for concern. There's always a catch isn't there? While you might think that your cup of joe in the morning is your only exposure to caffeine, think again.
04/05/2016 10:10 EDT
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8 Reasons You'll Love Drinking Healthy Smoothies

Maybe the thought of bringing a glass of thick, green, fluid up to your lips leaves you thinking something along the lines of "not in my lifetime." If this is you then now is the time to expand your smoothie horizons; who knows what kind of health benefits await you with your first sip?
03/24/2016 01:57 EDT