Author Archives: Dr Michelle Durkin ND

How to build a healthier brain part 2

Remember from my last article that the brain is the most nutrient dependent, energy dependent, and toxin vulnerable organ we have. That means we have to feed the brain the right nutrients so the brain can produce the amount of energy it needs while at the same time protecting the brain from toxins. The next…

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How to build a healthier brain

From ADD/ADHD to Alzheimer’s and everything in between, the incidence of neurological diseases is climbing. If we really want to decrease the incidence of them we need to start looking at prevention in a serious way. So where do we start? The brain is the most nutrient dependent, energy dependent, and toxin vulnerable organ we…

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My favourite crock pot recipe

  Crock pots recipes are great to have on hand especially if you are a busy mom who works full-time and rushes home to make a great meal for her family. Here’s one of my favourites, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken. I have made this one a few times for pot-lucks and family gatherings and no one is…

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Why sleep is so important for your amygdala

Having your own business means that you end up doing a lot of things that you never actually went to school for. I am professionally trained as a naturopathic doctor but we never learned anything about business and we certainly didn’t learn anything about having a website. It makes me feel old saying this, but…

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

  Are you confused about how much Vitamin D you should be taking? Well you are not alone. The recommended daily allowance of Vitamin D was initially set at 400 IU per day because that was the amount necessary to prevent rickets (a brittle bone disease.) Now research is showing that supplementation could safely be…

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