How We Use Lab Tests to See Into Your Future

There are two main ways to use lab tests. The first is likely the one you know best: lab tests as a diagnostic tool. The doctor tests your blood and uses the results to diagnose a problem—say, diabetes. From there, the doctor formulates a treatment plan. This is an important—and potentially life-saving—use of lab testing. … Continue reading →

The 4 Pillars of Longevity (What the Books Don’t Tell You)

I’ve been doing a deep dive into longevity.  As I watch my friends, family, and colleagues age, it’s clear that some are doing it better than others. Part of my deep dive is understanding the difference so I can pass it on to our patients. And let’s be honest: I’m 52. That looks and feels… Continue reading →

2 Surprising Things About Your Testosterone

An increasing number of men show up at StoneTree each year with a common complaint:  I feel like my testosterone might be low.  What they mean is that their drive—their physical, mental, sexual, and emotional motivation—has been declining.  Those are indeed signs of low testosterone, and many men want to get their T measured. The interesting part, however,… Continue reading →

10,000 Patients!!

Once upon a time… I rented a small room in a chiropractic office here in Collingwood to start what would become StoneTree Clinic. At the time, I had a new baby, no team, and a grand total of zero patients.  That was 21 years ago. Last week, our team of 12 celebrated a milestone. Since… Continue reading →

The Most Powerful Treatment for Depression?

It’s Mental Health Week in Canada, and going for a “stupid walk” for our “stupid mental health” is a funny meme making the rounds.  But there’s a powerful reason people are taking those stupid walks: Those who exercise regularly are far less likely to experience depression. This is true for ALL ages and genders.   New… Continue reading →

Will Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) Work for You?

Your thyroid gland is a big deal. It acts on almost every cell in your body. And when it isn’t working properly, you tend to notice. Just look at the symptoms of low thyroid: Exhaustion, weakness, and fatigue Sensitivity to cold and reduced sweating Shortness of breath when exercising Slight to moderate weight gain Problems… Continue reading →

Seasonal Allergies and Your Indoor Air Quality

When your immune system sees ordinarily harmless things like pollen and mold as harmful invaders, things can get a bit crazy.  First, your immune system produces antibodies in response to the perceived threat. That process causes immune cells in your body to produce histamine, an inflammatory chemical that helps eliminate the invader.   Unfortunately, the “help” doesn’t… Continue reading →

5 Health Imbalances that Might Be Disrupting Your Sleep

It’s World Sleep Day! (And St. Patrick’s Day. Green Sleep Day?) If you woke up feeling less rested than you would have liked today, here are a few of the biological factors that might be playing a role. 1. Sex hormones. As we discussed earlier in this month, menopause and its related hormone imbalances can… Continue reading →

Menopause: Suffer No More!

Last month, the New York Times published an article titled, “Women Have Been Misled about Menopause”.  You’ll likely find the article behind a paywall, but this great little video by Dr. Mary Claire Haver, MD, offers up a good summary: Women are suffering needlessly Healthcare providers are misdiagnosing and/or mistreating menopausal symptoms One of the… Continue reading →

Two Foundational Supplements for Heart Health

#1: Vitamin K2 Vitamin K is one of those vitamins that most of us only know about from reading food labels. It’s actually found in two forms in your diet. Form K1 is found in green leafy veggies, and K2 is found in fermented foods.   K2 is becoming more recognized as a valuable supplement.   A… Continue reading →