Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa


Find Balance In Life

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Balanced blood sugar is vital to overall health. If you are experiencing increased thirst, headaches, trouble concentrating, blurred vision, frequent urination, weight loss, you may have glycemic regulation concerns.

Chronically elevated fasting blood glucose levels or recurrent excessive spikes in glucose levels after meals is linked to heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, liver disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease (also referred to as type 3 diabetes) 1-8 Diabetes when diagnosed in middle age, reduces life expectancy by roughly 10 years.9

Life Is A Balance Of Holding On & Letting Go

The Revivelife Approach

The Revivelife team will work with you to review your menu, lifestyle practices, current health, medications and blood sugar status to define ways to promote balanced blood sugar. Strategies may include nutraceuticals like:

  • Benfotiamine: Research shows that when participants ate a high-AGE (advanced glycation end product) processed meal, those that used benfotiamine a fat-soluble derivative of vitamin B1 with greater bioavailability had reduced vascular dysfunction, inflammation and oxidative stress. 10-14
  • Brown Seaweed Extract: In a randomized controlled trial, brown seaweed extract caused a 48.3% decrease in post-meal blood sugar spikes and improved insulin sensitivity. 15
  • White Mulberry: This botanical has also been found to decrease post-meal blood sugar spikes.1 6-17

Advanced diagnostic testing which is often not found at your traditional medical doctor’s office helps address your baseline, and approach that is right for you. We target action to improve glycemic control if you are beginning to fall outside of optimal for the following markers: Fasting glucose 70-85 mg/Dl 18, HbA1C <5.5% 19 or fasting insulin <5 μIU/Ml as the effects of high glucose take their effects long before the diagnosis of pre-diabetes in conventional medicine. 20-22  For Type 3 Diabetes (Alzheimer’s) and Metabolic Syndrome refer to Brain & Memory and Integrative Cardiology.


  • Diabetes Type I
  • Diabetes Type II
  • Diabetes Type III – Alzheimer’s
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Pre-Diabetes


Be sure to check out Revivelife’s blog and videos on diabetes.

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  2. Kim B, Backus C, Oh S, et al. Hyperglycemia-induced tau cleavage in vitro and in vivo: a possible link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2013;34(3):727-39.
  3. Halmos T, Suba I. [Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes-the common pathogenesis]. Neuropsychopharmacology Hungarica: a Magyar Pszichofarmakologiai Egyesulet lapja = official journal of the Hungarian Association of Psychopharmacology. Mar2016;18(1):5-19
  4. AhmadiehH, Azar ST. Liver disease and diabetes: association, pathophysiology, and management. Diabetes research and clinical practice. Apr 2014;104(1):53-62
  5. Kishore P. Merck Manual. Professional Version. Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Available at: Last update: 6/2014. Accessed 12,7,2019
  6. Fowler MJ. Microvascular and macrovascular complications of diabetes. Clinical Diabetes. 2008;26(2):77-82.Szablewski L.Diabetes Mellitus: influences on cancer risk. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2014;30(7):543-53.
  7. Del Bene A, Ciolli L, Borgheresi L, et al. Is type 2 diabetes-related to leukoaraiosis? an updated review. Acta Neurol Scand.2015;Mar 16. Doi:10.1111/ane.12398.Szablewski L. Diabetes mellitus: influences on cancer risk. Diabetes Metab Res Rev.2014;30(7):543-53
  8. Huang, Y, Cai X, Qiu M, et al. Prediabetes and the risk of cancer: a meta-analysis. Diabetologia. 2014;57(11):2261-9
  9. Shahbazian H. World diabetes day; 2013. Journal of renal injury prevention. 2013;2(4):123-124.
  10. Via M. The Malnutrition of Obesity: Micronutrient Deficiencies That Promote Diabetes. ISRN Endocrinology. 2012;2012:103472
  11. Pai JK, Cahill LE, Hu FB, et al. Hemoglobin A1C is associated with increased risk of incident coronary heart disease among apparently healthy, nondiabetic men and women. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013;2:e000077.
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