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Category: Chiropractic Tips

3 anti-inflammatory food nutrients proven to help you fight disease
Posted on July 31st, 2018

Chronic inflammation can have serious negative effects on your health. In fact, it may be linked to most (if not all!) major diseases of our times. But if you want to see remarkable benefits for your health… I want to be sure you know about three food nutrients that are particularly powerful for bringing down unwanted inflammation, as well as restoring your health and vitality. These 3 food nutrients are: Turmeric (and its primary active component, curcumin) Ginger Omega-3 fatty acids (especially DHA) Many studies speak glowingly of the healing potential of the curcumin found in turmeric. To give just one example, a study published in a leading medical journal found that for people suffering from active rheumatoid arthritis, curcumin…

Proper Ergonomic Desk Set Up
Posted on July 17th, 2018

Patient Tools: Office Ergonomics Over 80% of the working population will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime. Many people sit all day at work, often with poor posture, and this can increase the risk of developing low back pain. Maintain Proper Posture The secret to good posture is maintaining the spine’s natural curves. If your spine is not properly aligned, your muscles and ligaments have to work harder to keep you upright. When sitting, make sure that your ears, shoulders and hips are in line and your buttocks are at the back of the chair. Sit tall with your chest high. Adjust Your Chair Your shoulders and lower back should rest comfortably against the back rest. You may need…

Cooling Summer fruits and Vegatables
Posted on June 19th, 2018

Ah, that summer heat. Ever feel super lethargic on a hot summer day? Many people find their bodies feeling more sluggish and slow when the temperature rises. This is due to our body having to compensate so that our internal body temperature doesn’t also rise with those outside temps. Normally a balanced amount of blood flows between the skin and muscle. But when it’s super hot outside our blood flows more towards the skin to help disperse body heat. With warmer temperatures found around the globe right now our bodies naturally seek ways to cool down. Therefore, drinking plenty of hydrating fluids and eating cooling foods helps hydrate your muscles and skin. Which helps to maintain a safe internal body…

Plant and Rake Without the Ache
Posted on June 5th, 2018

Gardening is a great way to stay active and have fun in the sun. But many Canadians sustain injuries that can be easily prevented with a little know-how. The right moves Use the right moves to lighten the load on your back. Kneel, don’t bend, to plant. Change your body position often. Take frequent breaks. Alternate between light and heavy chores. Drink lots of water. And most importantly, loosen-up before you start out. Warm up Before you begin any physical activity, warming up is a key factor in preventing injury. Take a walk, even on the spot. Ten to 15 minutes should do it. Don’t forget to lift your knees and gently swing your arms. Stretch before you start To…

Heart Health Facts Woman Should Know.
Posted on May 22nd, 2018

      Nearly every minute, a woman dies from heart disease in the USA/Canada- it is the number 1 killer of woman.   Woman are more likely to die from heart disease then men according to the AHA.   Women are less inclined to call 911 when they believe they may be experiencing hear attack symptoms.   When it comes to heart disease, woman experience unique causers, symptoms and outcomes compared to men.In addition, certain conditions appear to increase heart disease risk in woman including pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, gestational diabetes, migraine headaches with aura, early onset menopause and autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.   Woman’s heart attack symptoms are often different from men’s. Woman experience shortness…

The Path to Wellness through Food
Posted on May 9th, 2018

If you are one of the estimated 15 million Americans suffering from depression, you may be surprised to learn that the path to wellness and vitality is through food. The Western diet of heavily processed, denatured foods has been widely linked to rising rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Did you know that it’s also linked to poor memory function, hyperactive immune response, and inflammation, all of which affect symptoms of depression? The Gut-Brain Axis: Your Second Brain Our digestive systems know when we are under stress. Whether it’s feeling too nervous to eat, or experiencing “butterflies” in the stomach when we feel excited, it’s clear that our thoughts impact digestive functions. But why is the gut being called…

8 Superfoods your Brain will Love

  1.Turmeric  (Aka as Curcumin)   Many studies have demonstrated curcumin’s ability to prevent or even help reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other forms of dementia.Curcumin may also help aging blood vessels to relax and increase blood flow to the brain.   Enjoy Tumeric in sauces, curries, stir-fries and casseroles. But, you will get better absorption if you combine Tumeric with black pepper and a bit of healthy fat.   2. Blueberries   They are rich in antioxidant compounds known as Anthocyanins, which have been shown to improve brain function. A Study published in The Annals of Neurology analyzed data from 16,00 women with an average age of 74, found that the women with the highest…

Chiropractic Tip of the Month: How To Get A Restorative Sleep

  Many people would agree that there’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Stressful day at the office? Long hours running errands with the kids? All this can be repaired with restorative slumber. On the other hand, not getting the eight to nine hours of sleep that you need may leave you feeling grumpy and tired all day. But here’s something you may not know: you have far more control over the quality of your sleep than you think. Choose a good mattress If you wake up with aches and pains that were not there when you went to bed, it may be time to get a new mattress. A good mattress supports the natural contours of the body,…

Back to Back Health (article written by Health Blogger Megan Yuri Young)

Something odd started happening late last year. My lower back hurt. I used to spend most of my workouts focusing on cardio, specifically running. So when it came to perpetual soreness, I was usually feeling it around my knees and joints. This was a new development…and I was not into it for obvious reasons. So I slowed down. I focused a lot more on yoga and as I began feeling better, I introduced CrossFit workouts more heavily to help strengthen the muscles across my entire body. I knew I wanted to run more again, so I needed to address not only this new back health issue, but also my hamstrings, IT band and hips. I won’t lie, at first my…

Repetitive Strain Injuries

  As your workload at the office increases, so do repetitive actions, such as typing, using your computer mouse and talking on the phone. These routine tasks seem simple, but they can add a level of physical stress to the emotional and mental stress of getting the job done. In fact, repetitive strain injuries have skyrocketed in the last 20 years due to the increasing reliance on workplace technology. Try these tips to reduce the strain: Computer Monitor Position your computer screen directly in front of you. Allow the muscles in your eyes to relax by following the 20/20/20 rule: Take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and focus on an object that is at least 20 feet away from…

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