Dr. Judith Snider

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Judith Snider - The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer 2022

Eating With GERD Workshop with Dr. Judith Snider

DATE: Monday April 25, 2022
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Snider Wellness Clinic 9647Bathurst Street
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Almond Milk, BBQ Sauce and Curry powder. Lots of cooking happening this fall.

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Happy Friday!! Here is a fun berry smoothie recipe to kick off the summer!

Easy Berry Smoothie

You need:
2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen raspberries

Add bananas into a blender or food processor. Blend until the bananas become crumbly. Add almond milk. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
Add strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Blend until smooth, again scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
Pour into two cups and enjoy!

Enjoy!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒž

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The accumulation of fat in the abdomen is a common complaint of both men and women. There are several reasons why fat accumulates here and it can be very detrimental to a personโ€™s health. Some possible reasons include: hormone imbalances, adrenal gland dysfunction, high cortisol levels (high stress), poor sleep hygiene, high toxic load and poor dietary choices. I see patients like this regularly and I have great success by finding the underlying cause and treating each individual based on their needs.

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We are aware of our health more than ever these days and what we do and eat are a big part of being proactive for our wellness and maintaining healthy body systems so that we can stay strong while staying at home.

Vitamin C beyond the Common Cold:

There is evidence that daily doses of vitamin C may shorten the duration and severity of colds, especially in children. Doses of 1,000-2,000 mg of vitamin C per day can help prevent colds in people who are very physically active, such as marathon runners and skiers, and for individuals exposed to very cold environments. Most people donโ€™t usually think of vitamin C beyond flu season. However, Vitamin C is an indispensable part of our overall health, energy levels, and ability to handle stress. If even affects how our DNA and genes express themselves!

Some of the ways Vitamin C play a role in our body regulation:
1) Antioxidant activity that protects all our cell structures
2) Important enzymes use Vitamin C as a cofactor to function
3) Aids with collagen production
4) Aids in burning fat and preventing lethargy and scurvy
5) Helps to stay alert, focused and energetic. Also helps to maintain adequate levels of norepinephrine (the get up and do molecule in our bodies) naturally and help you function at your best.
6) Helps to process genetic expression and regulation

Make sure you are getting your vitamin C through supplements and fruits! What are some of your favourite fruits during this quarantine?

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Excessive hair loss can be very disturbing and like most
conditions there is not just one possible reason. I have
seen this happen in people with high testosterone levels,
low protein intake, thyroid disorders, high toxic load, poor
digestion/elimination, bacterial dysbiosis and highly
stressed individuals. In order to stop the hair loss, I look
at the whole person including their diet, lifestyle, sleep and
exercise habits in addition to laboratory work to identify the
underlying cause(s).

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Let's talk about energy and Magnesium!

Magnesium is an electrolyte along with potassium, sodium, and calcium. It may be the least abundant electrolyte in our bodies, but its very imperative for our bodies to function! Your body absorbs magnesium in your gut through your small intestine, and then stores it in your body. Excess magnesium is regulated by your kidneys and into your urine.

What Magnesium can do for you:
1) Creates more energy for you!
2) Improve your brain health including your memory
3) Contributing to strong and healthy muscles
4) Works with Calcium to promote strong and healthy bones
5) Reducing stress and regulating mood
6) Thyroid health
7) Lowers inflammation in the body
8) Reduces cardiovascular disease risk
9) Regulates blood sugar

Give yourself a natural medicine boost through food! Dark leafy greens, beans, seeds and bananas are some great magnesium foods to add to your weekly grocery lists. ๐Ÿฅฆ

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GERD can be very dangerous as the acid that regurgitates upward into the esophagus can damage the lining and if this is prolonged it can cause ulcerations and eventually may lead to cancer.

There are natural treatments for GERD that include diet, supplements and manual therapy if there is hiatus hernia. I like to use D-Limonene, slippery elm powder, carrot juice and melatonin.

Diet plays a major role in contributing to the symptoms. The worst offending foods are alcohol, coffee, chocolate and fatty foods. Other foods that may contribute to esophageal pain are: tomatoes and citrus juices, spicy foods and soft drinks.

Lifestyle changes that are helpful for treating this condition:
- eat meals slowly, chewing food adequately
- avoid eating close to bedtime
- avoid consuming fluid with meals
- eat small meals

If you find you have persisting acid reflux and want some support and an assessment and plan together, give me a call to set up a virtual appointment!

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Now that provincial parks are open again, have you been taking walks in nature and getting some fresh air? (While socially distancing of course) It is so important to keep moving throughout the day as our bodies are not meant to stay in sedentary positions daily. Make sure to do some stretches to activate your body systems to stay strong and aware ๐Ÿ’ช.

What are some fun ways you have been keeping active this season?

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A restful night of at least 8 hours of sleep is imperative for the body. Sleep helps to repair tissues and it helps to keep our immune systems strong. ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ›Œ

There are a variety of possible reasons for a disrupted sleep: hormone imbalances, stress (causing high cortisol levels), low melatonin and serotonin, gastrointestinal disturbances, and inflammation. Every person is different so what works for one person will not necessarily help another person. That is why I do a full functional work up to find the underlying cause and address this. I look at diet, stress levels, hormones, digestion and exercise routines to make individualized plans. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Is Functional Medicine right for me?

Functional medicine is also for someone who is looking to uncover the cause rather than chase the symptoms. It is for anyone wanting to take complete control of their health, to reset their physiology and explore their biochemistry in a way that creates sustainable change for the better.

Having found functional medicine through health problems with my daughter, I have continually seen great results with patients ready to take charge of their health by digging deep into the root causes through nutrition, habit change, diet change and lifestyle. Supporting healthy bodies are what we do!

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Bloating can be a result of several underlying factors that
need to be assessed in order to adequately treat the problem.

If the bloating occurs immediately after eating, this can
signify a problem with low stomach acid, low enzyme
levels or bacteria growing in the small intestines.

Bloating that occurs several hours after eating can mean
there is an imbalance of bacteria in the large intestine,
there is a food intolerance, or there is slow motility.
Of course there are other reasons, such as parasites,
candida overgrowth and low fiber intake.

I hear this complaint regularly and in order to adequately
treat the problem I do a full functional workup to identify
the root cause of the problem. This includes a thorough
history, physical examination, laboratory tests and
targeted diet and supplementation as needed for the

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How are you doing during quarantine? Do you find yourself with some brain fog or general tiredness? Patients describe it as living in a haze, as their lives pass them by. They feel like theyโ€™re watching life from a distance. Thinking is no longer sharp and their brilliance seems to be sidelined in what they do.

This could be from "leaky brain syndrome" and is a inflammatory oxidative stress in the hypothalamus of the brain underlying the brain fog. Some underlying reasons could be:

-Adrenal fatigue
-Viral infections
-Thyroid problems
-Leaky gut syndrome
-Histamine intolerance
-Inflammatory foods
-Poor sleep
-Methylation impairments

If you want to learn more about the underlying reasons behind your brain fog and to better support your entire body system, give us a call or set up an appointment at www.sniderchiropractic.com .

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Functional Medicine is a systems biologyโ€“based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of
many contributing to an individualโ€™s illness. For example, IBS or IBD can be caused by a variety of different factors such as diet,
lifestyle, inflammation and stress. It is the personโ€™s genetic predisposition that determines how their body responds to a stimulus. ๐Ÿ•บ

A Functional Medicine practitioner looks for the root cause of the disease, using a variety of tools such as history, physical examination, laboratory work, and targeted functional tests.
The treatment involves an individualized diet, supplement and lifestyle program to address the underlying issues. โš–๏ธ

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If you suspect you have hormonal imbalances, take time to consult a functional medicine doctor to find out the root causes and the right personal action to take. Some other information that is good to record are your moods, energy levels daily and the types of proteins and fats you consume. Every age group can have different root causes and ways to treat. Taking care to be aware is the first step ๐Ÿคฉ

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Some ways to make the most of your sleep ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ’ค:

1. Have a daily bedtime
2. Stop sleeping in- your body craves consistency! Perhaps take a nap later in the day
3. Embrace the sun ๐ŸŒž
4. Eat smaller meals - digestion can drain energy
5. Exercise
6. Take a power nap- 10 mins!
7. Embrace darkness

Consistency is key and your body will thank you for it ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Our health is in our own hands! How have you been taking care this month? Share some tips with us to inspire each other ๐Ÿ˜€

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Hi! Reminder to stay hydrated!! ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ฆ

Many fruits and vegetables are also full of water too! Some especially hydrating fruits include:
๐Ÿ‰ watermelon
๐Ÿฅ’ cucumbers
๐Ÿ“ strawberries
๐ŸŠ oranges
๐Ÿ‘ peaches
Wishing you a wonderful end of week! ๐Ÿ˜ Treat yourself, you deserve it!

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Even if you have a smaller space, you don't need much to make your own food in your own kitchen! Consider sprouting your own microgreens at home! ๐ŸŒฑ

When seeds sprout, they use lots of stored glucose/sugar as energy to break out & bloom! That means sprouts tend to have less glucose in them (while tasting fresh & naturally sweet!). Sprouts also have a higher nutrient content. The sprouting process allows the seed to break open which releases and retains more protein and healthy fats and minerals....all being much easier on the gut to digest!

What do you think? Would you try it out at home? Let us know what your favourite sprouts are below

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Balanced thyroid hormones are an essential part of regulating your energy levels, metabolism, body temperature, mood, heart rate, and blood pressure. Here are some Thyroid superfoods to consider for your next grocery run! ๐Ÿ’ช

1. Roasted Seaweed- kelp, nori, wakame are rich in iodine, try it in sushi, miso soup or throw in a salad!
2. Frozen yogurt
3. Fresh eggs- high in selenium and iodine, don't forget the yolk which holds most of the nutrients!
4. Salted nuts- great snack throughout the day!
5. Baked fish- rich in omega-3 fatty acids and selenium, baked fish helps in reducing inflammation

Going for regular walks (while social distancing) & having a good routine will help greatly with your mood and energy levels! Many good habits built over time equals to better living! โญ

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For those , don't forget to stretch! Although there may not be much room at home, here are some really great stretches you can do right at your chair! Keeping circulating and giving love to your body will make you more productive and effective at your job! What are some other ways you have been coping with working at home during this time? ๐Ÿ‘‡ Comment below and let us know ๐Ÿ˜€

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At home with the kids and looking to keep healthy together? Get your kids involved in some fun yoga poses! Making it a part of your routine and allowing them to play in the same space is a great way to model your practice. Make it fun with fun poses and creativity! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Are you getting enough leafy greens on your weekly grocery runs? Signs you may not be getting enough are: fatigue, muscle cramps and heartbeat changes!

Spinach, lettuce, kale & chard are some examples are amazing sources of magnesium which plays a huge role in your body processes!

Stay safe friends and stay strong ๐Ÿ’ช

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A common health problem that we call adrenal fatigue often comes in the form of consistent low energy. This often times has to do with cortisol levels which are regulated by your adrenal glands (located directly above your kidneys).

With constant stress in our life, our cortisol levels never get a chance to level out. These stresses could include: emotional stress (you are definitely not alone in this, especially at this time!), autoimmune conditions, food intolerances, overexercise, microbiome dysfunctions & toxins.

If you struggle with constant fatigue and low energy consider getting your hormone levels tested by a specialist, managing your stressors, use food as medicine, practice mindfulness techniques, yoga or tai chi, getting adequate sleep, trying natural medicines like holy basil/tulsa (above) and considering functional medicine!

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Probiotics and va**nal health: ๐Ÿ‘ฉ

Just like the intestinal tract, the va**na is a balanced ecosystem of microflora and (normally) health bacteria. The system can be thrown off balance by things like antibiotics, spermicides and birth control pills. Eating good probiotics can help with problems like bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections and yeast infections.

When buying probiotic foods make sure to read the ingredients and identify that they are familiar with you or your health professional.

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A healthy thyroid system plays a crucial part in your metabolism; which means it maintains your insulin and cortisol, stress and nutrient systems which are all connected to fluctuations in weight.

There are several strategies you can do to improve a sluggish thyroid that requires nutritional support, exercise, reducing inflammation, eliminating certain foods, etc. Always best to consult your functional medicine doctor to get to the root causes of your symptoms.

You can heal and maintain a good thyroid by taking a proactive approach. Remember that many good habits = success and to be kind to yourself in the journey ๐Ÿ˜‰

Functional Medicine

Many people suffer with a variety of chronic health issues that do not resolve with current practices. If you are looking to find the ROOT cause and are willing to make healthy changes to you diet and lifestyle, then Functional Medicine is the right choice.

Dr. Snider has been in practice for over 32 years. Nutrition has always been a major part of her treatment protocols and she has invested many hours in learning how the body responds to the foods we consume. Food IS medicine. If you choose the right foods for your body, and follow a healthy lifestyle to reduce stress, balance hormones, keep the gut healthy and exercise then abundant health and vitality will follow.

Find out how this holistic approach to health can help. Book your complimentary 15 minute consultation.





9647 Bathurst Street
Richmond Hill, ON

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6:20pm
Wednesday 8am - 6:20pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6pm

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