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January 5, 2022
Menopause from a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors Prospective.

By Dr. Wanda Duong DTCM, R.Ac., BSc. and Dr. Vikki Maguire DTCM. The years leading up to menopause can bring tremendous changes to the female body. Although a natural biological process, menopause is not experienced the same by all individuals. Symptoms associated with menopause often create secondary symptoms that affect sleep patterns, energy levels, and […]

December 16, 2021
Preventing Injuries When Shovelling Snow

One of the most common winter injuries that we see in our clinic is lower back injuries from snow removal. If you’re not careful, this snowy chore can lead to serious pain and injury. As a Canadian, shovelling is just part of life so take a minute to read our winter shovelling tips. Shovelling snow […]

December 2, 2021
Mindful Eating Tips For The Holiday's

Written by: Kira Greasley, BA, Nutritional Holistic Consultant, Have you ever felt so stuffed that you could not move after one or several holiday festivities? I know I have! So for this holiday season, I am going to arm you with a few mindful eating tools, that will have you enjoying your festivities without that […]

November 15, 2021
Knee Injuries & Skiing

Written By: Rachel Grant, MScPT, B.Kin, It’s that time of year again and whether it's your first time clipping into your bindings or you are a seasoned skier, prevention of knee injuries should be at the top of your mind. The knee joint is composed of bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. The most common knee […]

November 4, 2021
The Science of the Heart

HOW THE HEART IMPACTS OUR IMMUNITY, RESILIENCE AND OUR PATHWAY TO CHRONIC DISEASE Written by: Dr Clare Westmacott MD, CCFP-LM, MDMFHom(UK) and Carole Westmacott RN Science has now proven that our Heart is the most energetic engine in our body and it creates an electromagnetic field around our body that can be measured up to […]

October 14, 2021
Insomnia

Surprising Sources of Insomnia - by Dr Gayle Maguire, BSc, ND For chronic insomniacs, gentle herbal remedies like Chamomile, or targeted therapeutics such as melatonin, may not be the right approach.  Here are some other common areas to investigate with your medical or naturopathic doctor: Stress: Our stress hormone interferes with our production of melatonin.  […]

October 4, 2021
Toilet Posture Matters!

Written By: Ellen Rossiter, Physiotherapist, You may not know this, you may not even want to talk about it but toilet posture matters! Have you ever heard of a Squatty Potty? The Squatty Potty is a stool that fits nicely under your toilet ready to be used when you need it, the concept is, by […]

September 24, 2021
Nutrition and Your Child Athlete

By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND With sports gearing up again, and the heavy demands placed on children in sports, how do you ensure your child is getting enough nutrients? There are limited tests available and generally, taking blood from children is not a desirable event for "interest-only" sake. Basically, if your child is continuing to grow […]

September 7, 2021
Supporting Your Immune System - The Connection Between Your Brain and Gut

By: Dr. Fiona Lovely, DC Recently, a panel of AST experts joined forces to discuss the important topic of immunity. I had the pleasure of sharing the connections between the brain and the gut and below are just a few of my takeaways. The human immune system is made up (in part) by the 4.4lbs […]

August 31, 2021
Piriformis Syndrome

By: Active Sports Therapy Piriformis syndrome is a condition where the piriformis muscle, located in deep in the buttock, spasms and causes pain. The muscle starts at the lower spine and connects to the top portion of the femur. One other thing to note about the piriformis muscle is that it has great potential to […]

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