Natasha Turner, ND
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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.

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Six Ways Curcumin Can Help You Sleep More and Stress Less

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 12:45 PM

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...

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Four Reasons Exercise Isn't Enough to Keep You Strong

(2) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 4:08 PM

Have you ever wondered how you managed to stay strong and slim in your twenties with little effort, only to wrestle to keep the same physique a decade or two later? The old adage, use it or lose it, rings true when it comes to muscle mass. Unfortunately, muscle --...

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How to Repair The Damage From Four Bad Health Habits

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 1:29 PM

Whether it was a period of reckless abandonment during your teenage years, or decades of putting your health on the back burner, you don't need January to hit to create a resolution. In fact, the Fall is often the best time to clean things up on the health front and...

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Feeling Toxic? Four Tips For a Fall Detox

(12) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 9:04 AM

Is a detox really necessary? In short, yes. 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...

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Melatonin Can Do Much More Than Help You Sleep

(7) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 11:57 AM

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.

While melatonin is produced during deep sleep, its benefits are not reserved to the midnight hours, however. From reducing PMS and migraines...

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The Secret to Keeping Your Mind and Body Young

(2) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 1:05 PM

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.

Low levels of acetylcholine are often a result of...

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5 Tips For Timing Your Meals to Maximize Fat Loss

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 9:11 AM

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...

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Six Surprising Food and Medication Combos To Avoid

(3) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 9:38 AM

The combination of certain foods and your medication(s) can affect how the drug is broken down, absorbed or metabolized in your liver. Whether you have just started on a new medication or you suddenly find your medication isn't working as effectively, I suggest checking to make sure your prescriptions are...

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Six Hidden Health Benefits of Cherries

(6) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 1:28 PM

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.

Cherries battle belly fat. Researchers found that...

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Five Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Burn More Calories

(2) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 9:24 AM

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 for boosting your body's thermogenic rate:

1. Choose thermogenic foods: While they sound high-tech and scientific, thermic or "thermogenic" foods literally heat you up and...

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From Brain Power to Belly Fat: Six Lesser-Known Benefits of Green Tea

(8) Comments | Posted August 1, 2013 | 9:45 AM

If you haven't jumped on the green tea bandwagon, here are a few great reasons why you should start drinking it daily.

The ultimate chill pill: Well, for one thing a hot drink on a cold winter day is extremely soothing. However, green tea also has l-theanine. Theanine works...

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Tossing and Turning? Six Superfoods for Better Sleep

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 1:36 PM

If you find yourself popping sleeping pills and still tossing and turning all night, you may want to look at a few foods you can add into your diet that will help you get a longer, deeper sleep.

Allow your sweet tooth to help you sleep: Who says we can't...

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Five Overlooked Reasons Why You are Stressed Out

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 9:00 AM

When you think of stress you may think of the acute stressors, like a deadline to get your taxes done, being late for an important meeting or a last minute project that your boss drops on your desk. However some stresses are more subtle and can in many ways be...

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Six Reasons Why Bacteria Are Good for You

(3) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 6:06 PM

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. Under normal circumstances, friendly bacteria found in our digestive system live with us in...

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Five Reasons You Can't Lose Those Last 10 Pounds

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 4:09 PM

If the scale hasn't budged in several weeks you may want to reassess your diet and exercise regimen -- more specifically, some of the beliefs you hold that may be stopping you from shedding the last 10 pounds.

You're eating until you're full: Hunger is something that we're taught to...

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Five Reasons Not to Skip Your Workout

(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 9:50 AM

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.

Sweat your way to a smarter brain. You may have already...

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Seven Ways to Lose Your Love Handles

(4) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 4:14 PM

If the pending summer has you dreading the warmer temperatures and the related lighter (and sparser) clothing options, you aren't alone. 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...

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Six Shocking Causes of Hormone Disruption

(4) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 1:09 PM

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...

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Five Reasons to Sleep Naked

(60) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 1:21 PM

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 surprising health benefits ranging from improved hormonal...

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Four Ways Vitamin C Helps Your Body

(23) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 4:27 PM

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...

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