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March 22, 2018
Treating Insomnia Naturopathically

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Gayle Maguire 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. Many stressed patients will report feeling […]

March 7, 2018
5 Surprising Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The first thing most people think of when you talk about massage therapy is relaxation. While this is absolutely a benefit of getting a massage, there are many more reasons that might surprise you. At Active Sports Therapy we recommend that everyone makes time for a monthly massage because it has immediate positive effects […]

February 21, 2018
Migraines in Calgary

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND Calgary has some of the highest rates of migraines per capita, largely in part to the chinook effects on barometric pressure.  Naturopathic doctors look at the contributing environment inside the body to address why some people are sensitive to these pressure changes, when others are not.  Those differences then become […]

February 7, 2018
Natural Anti-inflammatory Advancements

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr. Gayle Maguire ND Inflammation is a major issue for many pain sufferers, leading many to look for alternatives to conventional medications.  Pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories are effective, but many lose their place in patient care if tolerance to the medication or side effects occur.  In natural health, the following approaches may be an option.  Please consult with […]

January 22, 2018
Active Release Techniques for Neck Pain

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy If you experience neck pain you are certainly not alone.  Neck pain is an extremely common reason for visiting a doctor or chiropractor.  Anyone who deals with neck pain knows that it can interfere with your daily life, from driving, to playing sports, to your concentration at work, or even […]

December 27, 2017
Natural Tips for Dealing with Colds and Flus

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By Dr. Gayle Maguire ND It’s cold and flu season and many of you may have already experienced the nasty bugs and viruses already this year. Each year we are warned to brace ourselves and here are a few ways that you can help to make sure your defences are up and ready when […]

November 23, 2017
Avoiding Winter Running Injuries

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy A little snow and ice typically will not get in the way of a die-hard runners’ training schedule. In an effort to keep fitness levels up, and specific running muscles toned, runners who are training for upcoming events will often brave the cold as they work toward their goals. Since […]

November 16, 2017
Active Release Techniques (ART) For Athletes

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Active Sports Therapy Athletes who are training hard at their sport often experience extremely demanding training schedules. Because of their high volume training, athletes can often experience overuse injuries in different areas of the body. After training, it’s normal to experience sore muscles, but when pain is consistently there even after the athlete’s […]

October 22, 2017
Is Your Check Engine Light On? How Muscle Activation Technique can Help

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Sarah Kuindersma, MATm, PTS Question: What would you do if your check engine light came on while you were driving? a) Ignore it and keep driving b) Stick some tape over the warning light c) Unplug the wires top the bulb d) Stop immediately and call a specialist Question: What would you do […]

October 11, 2017
Your Fall Check-In with the Naturopathic Doctor

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]By: Dr Gayle Maguire, B.Sc, ND A special time of year for so many reasons! The leaves, the crisp air, the seasonal vegetables, and of course the sniffles and cold viruses are all just part of the package. Here's a fall check-in with our Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Vitamin D One of the most […]

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