Naturopathic Doctor and Bestselling Author of The Hormone Diet, The Supercharged Hormone Diet and The Carb Sensitivity Program
Dr. Natasha Turner is North America’s leading naturopathic doctor and founder of the Clear Medicine Wellness Boutique in Toronto, Canada. Bright, energetic and practicing what she preaches, her goal is to inspire others to make positive lifestyle choices in order to enjoy healthier lives. Her passion for promoting wellness, fitness and integrated medicine makes her a sought-after speaker for corporations, the public and the education of other medical professionals.
Dr. Turner’s first book, The Hormone Diet, became a number one bestseller within one week of its release in the spring of 2009. The book is based on her successful clinical approach for creating hormonal balance to gain strength, lose fat and live younger longer. Her second book, The Supercharged Hormone Diet, an accelerated 30 day plan to restore your metabolism and look younger longer, became a number one national bestseller on its first day of release in March 2011. Her third and most anticipated book, The Carb Sensitivity Program: Discover Which Carbs Will Curb Your Cravings, Control Your Appetite and Banish Belly Fat, became a bestselling the first day of its release across Canada on March 27th, 2012. Her work has been endorsed by Suzanne Somers, Dr. William Davis and Dr. Christiane Northrup.
She regularly contributes to various magazines and television programs as a natural health expert. Shows like Marilyn Denis, Canada AM, CP24, CTV News, Breakfast Television, Rogers TV, Shaw TV, CTS, CBC Radio, Mix 99 and more have used her expertise to educate audiences. Print publications include Self Magazine, Elle Magazine, Glow Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Health Magazine, The Toronto Star, The Vancouver Sun, Today’s Parent, Lush Magazine, Alive Magazine, Calgary Herald, Post City Magazine, The National Post, Metro Magazine, Tonic Magazine, Vista, Fit Life, Cocoa, VIVA, Get Outside, Thatsfit.ca and several websites, including a weekly column for Chatelaine.com and blisstree.com. Visit www.thehormonediet.com or her clinic website at www.clearmedicine.com.
If you're comfortable in the kitchen and reach for your spice rack often then you're on the right track. If the opposite is true, and you steer clear of any meal containing spice, you should still take advantage of curcumin (the substance that gives turmeric it's bright yellow colour) because it can dramatically improve your health.
As we get older, simply hitting the gym and using the elliptical a few times a week just won't be enough. Here are a few of my favourite tricks to ensure that you keep your metabolically-active muscle mass through the years.
I was recently on The Dr. Oz Show and he asked his viewers what their most-regrettable health habits were. We collected the top four and I provided holistic ways to counteract them. Read on for what I told Dr. Oz, and use these tools to make up for some past mistakes.
The large number of pollutants we encounter every day complicates the body's detoxification efforts, which in turn leaves the body more vulnerable to illnesses and disease, not to mention hormonal imbalances. While you may have the perfect detox diet and supplements already lined up, by integrating these four steps you will ensure a more successful fall cleaning.
There's a reason melatonin is on many doctor's must-have anti-aging list and touted by celebrities like Suzanne Somers for its powerful ability to encourage sleep and slow aging. From reducing PMS and migraines to slimming waistlines and boosting thyroid, this little magic pill does more than just put the 'beauty' back in sleep.
Though it sounds like a mouthful, acetylcholine is important for many of the body's key functions. Healthy acetylcholine levels are important for strong, healthy, metabolically active muscles and it improves tissue health, muscle growth, skin tone, bone density and fat loss. Here are my suggestions for keeping your levels in check.
Your mother always told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day -- but does it matter when you eat it? And what if your dinner time fluctuates wildly from day to day? Does meal timing actually matter? Yes! Eating at the appropriate times throughout the day will help maximize fat burning, avoid hormonal interference and keep hunger at bay.
The combination of certain foods and your medication(s) can affect how the drug is broken down, absorbed or metabolized in your liver. I suggest checking to make sure your prescriptions are consumed away from the most common offending food interactions. Here are a few tips.
With a wide range of health benefits, cherries -- and more specifically, tart cherries -- are an oft-overlooked superfoods. But whether it's insomnia, joint pain or belly fat you're dealing with, cherries may be just what the doctor ordered. Here's why.
If the lazy days of Summer has you feeling sluggish your metabolism might need a boost. Get your energy back up with these five tips -- like choosing the right foods, keeping to a schedule and more -- for boosting your body's thermogenic rate.
Green tea can combat the lazy days of summer -- and the consequential love handles -- according to a study. If you haven't jumped on the green tea bandwagon, here are a few great reasons why you should start drinking it daily.
When you think of stress you may think of the acute stressors, like a deadline to get your taxes done. However some stresses are more subtle and can in many ways be detrimental to your health, and certainly not great for your health. Here are a few overlooked examples of chronic stress and some tips on what you can do about it.
These days we are constantly bombarded by commercial messages urging us to fight germs and rid ourselves of bacteria. But in the right places and amounts, bacteria are actually very valuable to our health and wellness.
If the scale hasn't budged in several weeks you may want to reassess your diet and exercise regimen. More specifically, you may want to reassess some of the beliefs you hold that may be stopping you from shedding the last 10 pounds.
With Summer officially hear you may decide to ramp up your workouts. However, many of the reasons to keep moving have nothing to do with the scale. Here are five benefits you won't want to miss out on.
Hormones influence not only how much body fat you have, but also where you carry it. If your trouble areas are your love handles, than you can be certain that your insulin levels are too high. Too much insulin not only encourages your body to store unused glucose as fat, but also blocks the use of stored fat as an energy source -- a double whammy for any waistline.
If your cravings are through the roof, your sleep a thing of the past, your memory forgettable, and you have thrown out your skinny jeans, you may just be suffering from a hormone imbalance. However, the six things that can thrown you out of balance -- or keep you from getting solid hormonal ground -- may just surprise you.
According to a large survey, less than 1 In 10 Americans sleep in the nude. This is a sad finding considering the fantastic (and scientifically proven!) benefits we gain from ditching PJ's and slipping into our birthday suit. Check out these five surprising health benefits
Believe it or not, vitamin C has benefits that extend far beyond simply boosting your immune system. In fact, it should take a permanent place in your supplement arsenal and can help you prep for bringing out your sexy side in time for Spring. Here are four great reasons to take it daily that will help you handle stress, shed stomach fat, and spike your stamina.