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Archive for June, 2012

Naturopathic Tip of the Month: Toxic Fish
Posted on June 19th, 2012

Naturopathic Tip of the Month: Toxic Fish With so much information out there about the dangers of heavy metals in fish, it’s hard to know what type and how much fish to consume. Summer is a great time to enjoy the health benefits of fish – most are grill-able, they provide protein and omega 3 fatty acids and are a great way to vary up our diets. Check out the list below for a few of the healthiest and not- so-healthy options to choose from. Safe to eat (low in mercury) = canned/wild pacific/sockeye salmon, anchovies, sardines, arctic char, atlantic mackerel, herring, canned light yellowfin tuna and rainbow trout – safe to consume 1-2x per week Avoid or rarely consume…

Clinic Tip of the Month: Rejuvenating Massage Therapy
Posted on June 5th, 2012

Massage therapy treatments can: Reduce muscle tension Improve athletic performance Increase range of motion Alleviate back pain Stimulate circulation Decrease headaches Many health issues can benefit from massage therapy due to the manipulation of soft tissue, which affects all of our body’s systems; in particular, the muscular, circulatory, lymphatic, immune and nervous systems. The soft tissues include muscle, skin, tendons and fascia, ligaments and joints. These hold the bones of the body together and create movement at the joints. Overall stress levels can be managed safely and effectively with massage therapy. Stress upsets the delicate balance of our bodies’ functions and massage helps normalize them. Massage therapy also relieves pain, relaxes stiff muscles and smoothes out muscle knots by increasing…

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