Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try?  How to find the cause.

In addition:

  • Are your energy levels so low that you can barely make it through the day?

  • Do you have aches and pains that cannot be explained by over-use or injury?

  • Do you have some sort of condition (like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies or fertility issues) that medication has not helped?

These symptoms may be directly related to your thyroid gland not functioning optimally. Your doctor tested you with just one test Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and told you your thyroid is fine. You are continuing to experience the above symptoms and your doctor just dismisses you. Do you know what is the best laboratory testing available to see what is going on with your thyroid?

Thyroid tests

These symptoms may also be directly related to the foods you eat – even the “healthy” stuff and to your digestion. So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you? Do you know how to optimize your digestion?

How our 30 days Weight loss program can help you:

Cut out all the inflammatory, insulin-spiking, calorie-dense but nutritionally sparse food groups for a full 30 days.  Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing.   Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making.  Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.

lose 20 pounds in 30 daysThis will change your life.

I cannot possibly put enough emphasis on this simple fact – the next 30 days will change your life. It will change the way you think about food, it will change your tastes, it will change your habits and your cravings. It could, quite possibly, change the emotional relationship you have with food, and with your body. It has the potential to change the way you eat for the rest of your life. I know this because I did it, and thousands of people have since done it, and it changed my live (and their lives) in a very permanent fashion. As a bonus, you will lose weight!

For more information or to make an appointment call us at 416-357-9561 or write to us through the form below:

Dr. Olga Cappuccio, ND, MSc – Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto.

Welcome to my site! I am very glad to see you here. I think you are here to find great health, abundant energy and good spirits, as well as get rid of various ailments including those that conventional medicine cannot cure: allergies and asthma, eczema, psoriasis and acne, unexplained infertility, recurrent constipation and/or diarrhea and other digestive issues, diabetes, hypertension and many more…

I am Dr. Olga Cappuccio, ND, MSc., – registered Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My passion is helping people regain their health.

I also have a strong science and laboratory work background in molecular and developmental biology/biochemistry.

In my approach to healing each patient I try to identify the true cause of imbalance in a person that manifested in the disease. Then, I create an individualized treatment plan for each person where I combine the wisdom of ancient Chinese medicine and acupuncture, extensive knowledge of actions of medicinal herbs, homeopathic remedies with the advances in modern alternative medicine in diet, vitamins and supplements as well as extensive laboratory testing.

I strongly believe that each of us possesses the ability to heal itself from any ailment. We just need the knowledge and direction to help our body on its path to recovery according to the laws of nature.

Feeling better naturally is possible!!!

Naturopathic doctor services are available using: nutrition, herbal medicine, supplements, homeopathy, acupuncture/Chinese medicine, and more.

It is safe and effective approach to your health issues!

In-clinic appointments  and online video-appointments via Skype are available to residents of Ontario, Canada after the initial in-clinic appointment.

You can be helped with the following:

  •  Weight Loss support for people of ALL AGES.
  •  Nutritional consultations – understanding food labels; what to eat; which is the optimal diet for you
  •  Acupuncture treatments: infertility, pain, stress, fatigue, anxiety and more…
  •  Acupuncture without needles (using laser) – safe and effective!
  •  Laser and photonic therapy – very gentle therapy, safe, no side-effects for pain conditions: back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain and so on…
  •  Optimization of fertility for both partners: unexplained infertility, miscarriage, low sperm count and quality and more.
  •  Digestive problems: diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, belching and many more
  •  Pregnancy care: prevention of miscarriage, proper nutrition, help with nausea, constipation, heartburn, edema, elevated blood pressure and blood sugar and other not so pleasant complications of pregnancy.
  •  Skin problems: acne, eczema, psoriasis and many more
  •  Pain conditions and Headaches
  •  Liver and Kidney problems
  •  Hair loss in men and women
  •  Allergies and asthma
  •  Fatigue, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia
  •  Laboratory testing

Contact us through the form below: 

Naturopathic doctor in Toronto – Olga Cappuccio, MSc, ND

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Gluten Sensitivity Vs. Celiac Disease Vs. Gluten Intolerance explained.

Autoimmune disease is  the #1 disease condition in North America.  That’s right.  Autoimmune disease is more common than cancer or heart disease.
Some of the most common autoimmune conditions are:
  • Hashimoto’s disease (hypothyroid)
  • Migraine headache
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Psoriasis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Celiac disease

The most common dietary advice for those who suffer with autoimmune diseases?  GO GLUTEN FREE!

I know you have heard this advice over and over again, but the problem with the gluten free diet is that the definition of gluten is misleading.  Most doctors believe that gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are the same thing.  Most believe that the gluten free replacements products are gluten free.  Most continue to eat other grains that are labeled as “gluten free” even though they are not.
As a matter of fact, some research shows that as many as 92% of those going gluten free don’t heal.
If you are following a gluten free diet, you will definitely want to watch this video and evolve your thinking on this issue.

Primal Body Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas

Here are some videos featuring Nora Gedgaudas that I found on YouTube.

Nora Gedgaudas, a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet” is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life.

Primal Mind: Nutrition and Mental Health by Nora Gedgaudas

Carbovore to Carnivore – Taming the Carb Craving Monster | Nora Gedgaudas

A Primal Diet for Modern Times, part 1

A Primal Diet for Modern Times, part 2

Food secrets to beat anxiety, depression, erratic energy and more

 

 

 

Sources of good quality fat on a low carb high fat diet.

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Sources of more fat: 

  • Fat from animal products (fish, bacon, lard, meat, chicken and other)

  • Full fat organic dairy products: butter, sour cream, good quality cheeses, cream > 18 % (with no additives)

  • Grass fed butter: (e.g. Kerrygold butter in USA)

  • Ghee (clarified butter): e.g. by St Francis Herb farm and Pure Indian Foods in Canada

  • Organic Coconut oil by St. Francis Herb farm and  VirginCoconutOil

  • Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) oil by St.Francis herb farm

  • Coconut cream (find with no other additives, just coconut cream).

  • Avocados, Olives

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Nuts and nut butters (macadamia, pine, walnuts, pecans) 

  • Bone/chicken broth (home-made)

Please feel free to add to this list with suggestions where to get it in Canada or US. Thanks

Getting started on LCHF – Part 1: Clean out day

The Science of Human Potential

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By far and away the most email, comments and questions we get are around how to start LCHF, what a LCHF whole food eating plan looks like, whether its doable for the average person, and how you know what success looks like. We’ll address this in a series of posts but here are the first three steps……

By Helen Kilding and Grant Schofield

Back in April of last year, Grant talked about what he and his family eat, but let’s go a step further and look at how you might adapt your current menu to achieve a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) lifestyle, that delivers all the nutrients your body needs, in the quantities required. Note I say lifestyle, not diet, as an LCHF way of eating can be as beneficial and enjoyable for people who don’t need to lose weight as for those who do.

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Getting started on LCHF – Part 2: Fat adaptation

The Science of Human Potential

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In Part 1 of this four part series, we talked about how to kick start a LCHF lifestyle; what to eat and what not to eat. See “Getting started on LCHF – Part 1: Clean out day”.

In Part 2 we will look at how best to navigate the (sometimes difficult but hopefully brief) fat adaptation phase. Becoming fat adapted, or a fat burning machine as I call it, is necessary to see the full benefits of a low carb high fat whole food diet.

What is “fat adapted”?

When you have settled into a low carb high fat diet for a while, most people will describe a switch over in the way they access and use carbs and fat as fuel in their body.  We call this being “fat adapted” or, more technically correct, becoming “metabolically flexible”.

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The Dangers of Bread (and high-grain diets).

Most of us do not benefit from eating grains and bread products because they have became nutritionally deficient and even health harming. Grains and bread products in our diet do a lot of damage. Eating bread and grain products contributes to weight gain, fatigue, food cravings, low energy, depression, diabetes and major digestive complaints.

Although whole grains are called “complex” carbohydrates, clinically they do not function like them. They function more like simple sugars. The examples of complex carbohydrates are ground vegetables. They are both made from simple sugars, but the linking in the vegetables is far more interlinked. These different links require a large number of protein enzymes to break. The large number of different links delay the release of the sugars from the vegetables into the blood stream thus minimizing insulin release into the blood. Elevated insulin levels are what appear to be causing most of the chronic disease. If we can keep our insulin levels low we will increase our chances of staying healthy.

If you feel that your meal feels “incomplete” without bread or dessert it may be also a sign that you are a grain addict. It is also a sign that your system is not functioning optimally. Your cravings and hunger for grains are the result of your body’s addiction to the “high” that eating grains produces. Once you eliminate grains from your diet for three days, most physical cravings will stop. Any remaining cravings are emotionally based. Remember, if you feel tempted to eat bread with your meal, try eating an extra serving of vegetables or meat instead. This will fill you up without sending your body on an insulin roller coaster.

There is a lot of evidence in support for the no-grain, no-bread diet. This is not just one or two studies but a huge heap of recent evidence supporting this reality.  

The problem with bread products and most grains, that they contain a gluten protein. Gluten is from the Greek word for glue, and its adhesive, elastic property is the very thing that holds the bread loaf or bite of cake together. But when that glue hits the intestines, it interferes with the breakdown and absorption of nutrients in the accompanying foods of the same meal. And because it is of almost no nutritional value itself – nutrients having been bred out in favor of the more marketable adhesive properties – little value is gained from that meal. At best, even the person who considers himself immune to wheat allergy is getting a worthless glued-together constipating lump in the gut from what was considered a nourishing meal. At best, a run-down, mildly fatigued feeling is a constant symptom of the adult with the fewest reactions to wheat. And we actually ruin every meal of the day with one of the most antigenic foods on the planet.

At worst, such diseases as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis and cancers such as lymphoma can result from severe celiac disease or extreme gluten sensitivity. In between are many who may have occasional unexplained diarrhea or intestinal gas and bloating, vague joint pains, infertility or brain fog.