Holly Lucille, ND, RN

Nutritional Support for Detoxification & Hormone Balance

Nutritional Support for Detoxification & Hormone Balance

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:04
Today's woman is bombarded with endless toxins from the environment.

While the body continually works to deactivate and eliminate harmful substances, the sheer volume may challenge even the most optimally functioning detoxification systems. The body's ability to deal with these substances may be further compromised by nutrient deficiencies in the diet, lack of exercise, and stress.

The following nutrients are critical in aiding the body's natural processes for restoring cellular health, adrenal function, and hormone balance...
New Year, New You… NOT!

New Year, New You… NOT!

Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00

Sure, I get it. The slogan we hear year after year, "New Year, New You" is catchy.

It's got the marketing marvel of simplicity and succinctness as well as the installation of hope to stick to those robust resolutions of becoming, a "NEW YOU".

It may be catchy, but the slogan is dead WRONG and it's a set up. This might be big news, but "YOU" are the same "YOU" January 1st 2015 that you were at 11:59 pm December 31st, 2014 and that is a good thing!
The Dairy Free Guide To Calcium

The Dairy Free Guide To Calcium

Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

Dr. Holly welcomes health coach, Sarah Corey, as a guest blogger this week. For more from Sarah and Dr. Holly on this topic, listen to their conversation about Your Dairy-Free Guide to Calcium

Now, here's Sarah:

As children many of us were told the only way to grow up big and strong was to drink a glass of milk with every meal.  Dairy however is notoriously hard to digest and many people are finding their bodies function better without it.

There are estimates that as many as 6 out of 10 people react negatively to dairy.  

Even if you’re not lactose intolerant, meaning you lack the enzymes that digest the lactose, or milk sugar, you can still react negatively to milk.  Common digestive symptoms indicating you may have issues with dairy include gas, bloating, and loose stools.  For some it can also show up as rashes, acne, eczema, or chronic sinusitis.  

Removing dairy from your diet may be scary at first, especially as many people are concerned that this is their only source of calcium intake. The good news is that you naturally get calcium in your diet without even trying, and there are a variety of healthy choices you can make to ensure proper calcium levels in your body sans dairy.
Is Night Lighting Making You Fat, Tired & Depressed?

Is Night Lighting Making You Fat, Tired & Depressed?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 02:05

Dr. Holly welcomes health coach, Sarah Corey, as a guest blogger this week. For more from Sarah and Dr. Holly on this topic, listen to their conversation about Struggling to Sleep: Is there Too Much Light in Your Bedroom?

Now, here's Sarah:

We all know that getting a good night sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Studies continuously show that achieving 7-9 hours of restful sleep nightly can have many health benefits including reduced the risk of chronic diseases, stress relief, improved cognitive function, weight control and even weight loss.

In our every connected digital age many of us are being exposed to light by our devices right up until the moment we get into bed, and for many of us, we even take these devices in bed! All light can disturb our sleep, however the light omitting from laptops, iphones and ipads is blue wave light, a wavelength that can be most destructive to our sleep cycle.

This light inhibits our pineal gland from releasing a hormone called melatonin, which helps reduce alertness and put you to sleep. At a very basic level melatonin production is stimulated by darkness and inhibited by light.

While light affects our sleep and health in many ways, there are four main ways that this lack of sleep may be affected our bodies:
Nothing is Textbook

Nothing is Textbook

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

I competed in a charity Crossfit competition this past week called "Barbells For Boobs", a non-profit organization who provides funding to breast centers globally through their Mammograms in Action ® Grant Program as a "last resort" resource for thousands of people who do not qualify for government funding or other charitable resources in the detection of breast cancer.

My workout a partner and I took home first place for the best costume, I was "Dr. WOD" and she was "Nurse No-Rep" (insert pic here) and we didn't do too badly on the work out either.

The "Barbell For Boobs" story, which was told at the beginning of the day along with our movement standards, got my head shaking in a confirmatory YES way and brought me to tears. Sara, the woman who started this charity explained that her best friend at the age of 26 presented to a breast clinic because she had little funds but had noticed a lump on her breast. The clinic sent her away and told her to come back when she was 40 years old because that is when you have your first mammogram.

Sure enough, this young lady was soon diagnosed with breast cancer within weeks.
10 Specific Foods & Nutrients to Support Your Detoxification Pathways

10 Specific Foods & Nutrients to Support Your Detoxification Pathways

Monday, 18 August 2014 01:07
In addition to avoidance, there are some nutrients, foods, and natural options for supporting your detoxification processes and helping your body defend against the negative effects of toxins. Let's take a look at 10 of the most important natural detox foods, herbs, and nutrients for protecting your body against toxins:
Stress is Damaging Your Digestion & Your Health

Stress is Damaging Your Digestion & Your Health

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:00
Today, Dr. Holly Lucille welcomes Sarah Corey as a guest blogger. For more of Sarah's very useful information on stress and your health, listen as Sarah and Dr. Holly discuss "Are You Creating Stress in Your Life?"

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We are constantly surrounded by stress. Just being alive is a stress on our bodies.

Pile on the unreasonably high levels of chronic stress many of us are under in our daily lives and this can start to reek havoc on our bodies. Science indicates that
stress affects four major systems in the body, our digestion, our immune systems, our hormones, and our nervous system.
The Healthy Benefits of Lifting Weights

The Healthy Benefits of Lifting Weights

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:52
Want to lose weight, feel stronger, healthier, and more vibrant? Pick up a dumbbell! While strength training is a good addition to anyone's fitness routine, recent studies show that lifting weights may have special health benefits for women. And that's particularly true for older women.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Let's Think This Through

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Let's Think This Through

Friday, 02 May 2014 02:07

As a Naturopathic Doctor I have been taught to think about health and healing in a very comprehensive, holistic manner.

The science that drives my thought process is called Vitalism. Vitalism states that our bodies have an inherent self-healing mechanism and are brilliant and built to stay in balance through the harmonious efforts of many interrelated systems that are constantly working on our behalf to take care of us.

As a practitioner of this style of medicine, I am challenged to listen and ask deeper questions when I am involved with a patient who has become entirely out of balance and therefore symptomatic. Symptoms are the body’s way of talking to us, telling us that something needs attention. I have to understand where there might be obstacles to cure, where there might be some excess or deficiencies, and then work with the body to achieve a state of health.

What Your Food Looks Like Can Help Your Digestion

What Your Food Looks Like Can Help Your Digestion

Monday, 03 February 2014 12:30


We used to have a saying in school: "HEAL THE HOLE". Because so much of one's overall health depends on taking in nutrients, assimilating, digesting and absorbing them in order to have optimal health. Digestion truly is the key to being well and vital.

Did you ever hear that digestion actually starts in the mouth, not in the stomach?

Well guess what? Neither of those places is where the mighty and imperative digestive process can and should begin.

Digestion actually starts in the eyes and in the nose. Yes, I said the eyes and the nose.

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