Humans have engaged in fasting out of necessity (no food!) and later, for spiritual reasons for centuries. Many physicians in the past have recommended fasting during times of illness as a way to combat disease. Recently, the practice of fasting has resurfaced. Here is a brief overview of types of fasts and their health benefits.
It is no secret that diet plays a huge part in our health and how our body functions. There are many people who avoid or add in certain foods in order to improve their health and wellbeing. When asking people why they are avoiding certain foods the usual response is that they are ‘allergic’ to it. However, I would argue … Read More
What is Leaky Gut? Leaky gut is increased permeability in the small intestine, which allows large protein molecules (such as undigested food particles), pathogens (including bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi) and toxins to enter the bloodstream. Leaky gut also prevents us from absorbing certain nutrients that we need. Most commonly, we can become deficient in Vitamin B12, and the fat … Read More
I am writing this blog to pay homage to Dr. Danielle Martin. She is a Canadian physician, health care administrator, and associate professor at the University of Toronto. She recently wrote a book titled ‘Better Now – Six big ideas to improve health care for all Canadians’ The book has been discussed on CBC, The Toronto Star, and other independent … Read More
Join Dr. Seto as she explores how the body regulates its blood sugar through careful control of insulin levels.
The gastro-intestinal health series is designed to take you through the 5R program of restoring intestinal health.
I recently gave a seminar for an educated group of my patients and various health practitioners including doctors and nurses. It was titled ‘Cholesterol – A convenient villain’. This topic was highly relevant to everybody in the room, who’s ages ranged from mid 20’s to some in their 70’s. The reason so many people are interested in cholesterol is that … Read More
One in four Canadians lives with diabetes or pre-diabetes shown to be a risk factor for heart disease and nerve damage.
Join Dr. Seto to explore what you can do to reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
The Big Picture Congratulations on making it through the first four weeks of my blog. Some of the information may have seemed kind of dry, but I really needed to set the foundation for the landscape of medicine we work in. This will make the rest of the journey not just about learning about your body (which you most certainly … Read More